Whiskey has been distilled in Ireland for over 1,000 years, using a process originally invented in the Middle East for distilling perfume. The story of whiskey and its making is told in the Irish Whiskey Corner, in part of the old Bow Street distillery complex founded in 1780. All kinds of artefacts are there, calico bags for barley samples, clogs worn by the workers, the tools used for making the wooden casks, even a list of nick-names of Dublin whiskey workers. Visitors can taste different Irish whiskies made by the company in the Ball o' Malt bar.
Bow Street, off Church Street, Dublin 7.
Tours: Monday - Friday, all year.