Tastings & Tours

We run a series of popular tasting events which usually take place on the last Thursday of every month. We can also organise private tastings, corporate events and whiskey tours etc. 

Our yearly whisk(e)y tour to Scotland is a popular event and usually sells out well in advance (see below for details on this year's tour)
Details of our upcoming tasting events are below. Tickets must always be bought in advance. 

Call us at the shop on 016759744 for more details and for bookings.


Premium Redbreast Tasting with Gerard Garland & Emmet Murphy

Where? 57 The Headline
When? Thursday 23rd February
Members €38
Non Members €40
Whiskeys on Show
Redbreast Lustau
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength
Redbreast 15 Year Old
Redbreast 21 Year Old
Redbreast Single Cask Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Redbreast Single Cask Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive
Redbreast Single Cask 25 Year Old LMDW Exclusive


Special Christmas Whiskey Tasting with Emmet Murphy


Come taste a wide ride range of our favourite whisk(e)ys from the year. Including some rarities and special releases. This is sure to be one of our best tastings of 2016. The lineup will include:


Dingle Single Malt

Teeling Single Cask Sherry 10820 CWS Exclusive

Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt

Glendronach 1995 20 Year Old Cask 3047 Batch 13

Redbreast Single Cask CWS Exclusive

Powers Single Cask CWS Exclusive

Midleton Single Cask CWS Exclusive

New release of Celtic Cask 16

When? Thursday 1st December

Where? Palace Bar Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Time? 7.30pm

Tickets €50 in advance from the Celtic Whiskey Shop, or €45 for Celtic Whiskey Club members.



Beam Suntory Portfolio Tasting with Stephen Magennis

When? Thursday 13th October

Where? Palace Bar Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Time? 7.30pm

Join the one and only Stephen Magennis as he takes you through a smashing variety of some of his favourite whiskeys from Beam Suntory 

On the night you will enjoy: 

Kilbeggan 21
Connemara 22
Bowmore Devils Cask
Laphraoig 25
Jim Beam Double Oak 
Hibiki Harmony
Hakushu Distillery reserve 
Basil Hayden's 

Tickets €30 or €27 for Members of the Celtic Whiskey Club. Available to Purchase from the Shop, or over the phone on (01) 6759744



Islay Whiskey Trip 2016 


Monday 3rd October - Friday 7th October 

Distilleries we’ll visit include Bowmore, Isle of Jura, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Bruichladdich, Springbank & Glengyle

The cost of the trip is €1250.00 and covers all coach, ferry, accommodation, distillery tours & tastings, lunches & dinners. 

All the accommodation at the Bowmore Cottages is made up of double or twin rooms so I’m afraid there is a single room supplement of €50 per night. 

It doesn’t include travel to and from Glasgow airport (Ryanair currently have very cheap flights), breakfasts (the accommodation has its own kitchens), bar bills, drinks with dinner or travel insurance.

To secure your place on the trip, we require a non-refundable deposit of €600. The balance of €650 must be paid 2 weeks in advance of the trip. To book a place feel free to call into the shop, phone us on +35316759744 or emailtastings@celticwhiskeyshop.com.

The following is an approximate itinerary and if for any reason changes have to be made or distilleries omitted for reasons out with my control there won’t be refunds. However, in all previous 10 trips, we’ve never missed a distillery stop. The trip will be strictly limited to 24 people as some of the distilleries won’t take larger groups. Depending how many people want single occupancy the later bookers might have to stay in alternative B&B accommodation but you’ll be informed at the time of booking. First come first served.

Monday 3rd October

The trip will start at Glasgow Airport on Monday 3rd October You can either travel to Scotland in advance or travel on either Ryanair or Aer Lingus on the morning. The connecting flights are
Aer Lingus EI 3220 Depart Dublin 06.50 Arrive Glasgow 07.55
Ryanair FR5772 Depart Dublin 07.20 Arrive Glasgow 08.20
Coach will depart Glasgow Airport at 09.00
All timings are approximate and taken from google maps.
Driving time to Kennacraig approx 2 hours 13mins (100 odd miles). If the flights are on time we should have time to stop enroute for a refreshment.
Ferry Kennacraig Depart 13.00 Arrive Port Askaig 15.05
Driving time to Bowmore Village approx 28 mins.
Distillery Visit at Bowmore Distillery 15.45 -17.00
 Check in to distillery cottages 17.15
Dinner at the Harbour Inn 19.30
After dinner drinks are optional but I don’t advise staying up so late drinking Tennents Lager with Michael Foggarty that you aren’t able to enjoy your whiskies the next morning!
Tuesday 4th October
I’m afraid its self service. The Co-op across the road sells most things you might require including square sausage and Irn Bru.
Depart Bowmore Cottages 8.30am
Drive Bowmore to Port Askaig. Approx time 28 mins
Ferry Port Askaig to Feolin, Isle of Jura
Depart 09.30 Arrive 09.35
Drive time Feolin to Jura Distiilery Approx 23 mins
Isle of Jura distillery visit 10.00-12.00
Lunch at The Jura Hotel 12.00-13.45
Drive time Jura Hotel to Feolin Approx 23 mins
Ferry Feolin to Port Askaig, Islay
Depart 14.25 Arrive 14.30
Drive time Port Askaig to Bunnahabhain Distillery Approx 13 mins
Bunnahabhain Distillery visit 15.00-16.15
Drive time Bunnahabhain Distillery to Islay Ales Approx 22 mins
Islay Ales Brewery
Tour & Tasting 16.45-17.30
 Drive time Islay Ales to Bowmore Cottages Approx 9 mins
Arrive Bowmore Cottages 17.45
Dinner Bowmore Hotel 
Wednesday 5th October

I’m afraid its self service again! The Co-op across the road sells most things you might require including square sausage and Irn Bru.
Depart Bowmore Cottages 10.00
Approx drive time Bowmore to Lagavulin 24 mins
Lagavulin Distillery Warehouse 
Tasting 10.30-12.00
Approx drive time Lagavulin to Ardbeg 5 mins
Ardbeg Distillery 
visit – Lunch & tasting 12.15-14.45
Approx drive time Ardbeg to Laphroaig 6 mins
Laphroaig Distillery 
visit 15.00-17.00
Approx drive time Laphroaig to Bowmore 20 mins
Arrive Bowmore Cottages 17.30
Depart Bowmore Cottages 19.30
Approx drive time Bowmore to Port Charlotte 21 mins
Dinner Yan’s Kitchen 
Taxi’s back to Bowmore cottages
Thursday 6th October
Breakfast – As before – maybe time for porridge?
Depart Bowmore Cottages 09.30
Approx drive time Bowmore to Caol Ila 21 mins
Caol Ila Distillery 
Tasting 10.00-11.30
Approx drive time Caol Ila to Bruichladdich 25 mins
Bruichladdich Distillery 
Visit 12.00-14.00
Approx drive time Bruichladdich to Kilchoman 15 mins
Kilchoman Distillery 
Visit – Lunch & tasting 14.30-16.30
Approx drive time Kilchoman to Bowmore 28 mins
Depart Bowmore Cottages 19.00
Approx drive time Bowmore to Port Charlotte 21 mins
Dinner at Port Charlotte Hotel 
Taxi’s back to Bowmore cottages
Friday 7th October
Check out & depart Bowmore Cottages
Approx drive time Bowmore to Port Ellen 18 mins
Port Ellen to Kennacraig Ferry
Depart 09.45 Arrive 12.05
Approx drive time Kennacraig to Campbeltown 41 mins
Springbank Distillery & Glengyle Distillery
Visits plus lunch 13.00-16.00
Approx drive time Campbeltown to Tarbert 49 mins
Tarbert to Portavadie Ferry
Depart 17.15 Arrive 17.40
Approx drive time Portavadie to Dunoon 56 mins
Dunoon to Gourock ferry
Depart 19.00 Arrive 19.20
Approx drive time Gourock to Glasgow Airport 35 mins
Arrive Glasgow Airport 20.00
Ryanair FR5775 Glasgow to Dublin
Depart 22.20 Arrive 23.20
Saturday 8th October
Milk Thistle intravenous drip!
Any questions please let me know. However, the numbers can’t be exceeded so book quickly if interested.