‘Is it made with Liffey water?’ Philip enquires of Guinness

During his historic 2011 visit the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip famously asked the master brewer Fergal Murray ‘Is it made with Liffey water?’

The answer is no, as good as it sounds the River Liffey would not taste very nice by the time it reaches Dublin’s Fair City. The water is actually piped in from the Wicklow Mountains. It travels over 20 miles to get to the Guinness Brewery. Many believe this is why a pint of Guinness is always best in Dublin. Anecdotally, it doesn’t travel well!


Why not take the tour and drop into the Storehouse, no better place to enjoy a pint of the black stuff than in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

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