On a 4 hour walking, eating and drinking tour of Cork city, guided by a local distiller...you will be transported back in time to a famous 1779 Leeside distillery, to hear stories of pious Gaelic Chieftains, Rebel Cork characters, enterprising Merchant Princes, miserly city distillers, eccentric local personalities and the fascinating history and unique methods of the Irish distillers craft.
In the atmospheric surroundings of authentic Georgian and Victorian era whiskey pubs, enjoy good company, traditional food and some of the finest of local Cork whiskeys.
"Eric Ryan is a founding member and current Secretary of Cork Whiskey Society. He holds a Master’s Degree in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and received the 2013 University Prize for outstanding merit in independent learning. A previous winner of the IBD Scotch Whisky Association award, Eric is a current member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. As an avid Irish whiskey connoisseur and historian, he is a keen collector of vintage Irish whiskeys, has lectured in UCC on Irish whiskey history, contributes regular articles to Irish Whiskey Magazine and plans regular Irish whiskey events in his native city." Suffice to say that Eric plucks the most interesting stories from local and Irish history and links them to historical Cork landmarks and locally produced food and drink to make Cork Whiskey Walk a most entertaining introduction to the delights of Cork culture.