On a half day (4 hour) walking, eating and drinking tour of Cork city, you will be guided by a local distiller, and transported back in time, 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 a local craft brewer, authentic Georgian pubs and Victorian era wine taverns, 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.