Enthusiast Academy

The ultimate whiskey experience.

Whether you're a whiskey expert, budding enthusiast or new to the world of whiskey, a visit to the Irish Whiskey Academy is guaranteed to be a memorable and informative experience. The Enthusiast Academy is a 1.5 day offering during which we'll show you how whiskey is crafted from grain to glass.

From the moment you arrive at the Academy, our team will take care of your every need- arranging all your local transfers, five-star accommodation, meals, drinks and gifts. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the distillery team and see how they spend their days crafting Irish whiskey.


Programme Details:

Day One

  • Tour of the Old Midleton Distillery
  • Overview of Raw Materials
  • Brewing and Fermentation
  • Pot Distillation
  • Continuous Distillation
  • Maturation
  • Distillery Site Visits*
  • Warehouse Visit and Cask Opening*
  • Premium Whiskey Tasting - Part 1

*Note: Although we will endeavour to facilitate access, in the event of an on-site emergency, access to New Midleton Distillery cannot be guaranteed. 

Day Two

  • Live Cooperage Demonstration
  • Micro Distillery Visit and Whiskey Innovation Tasting

Also included:

  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
  • Dinner in one of Cork's premium restaurants
  • Lunch on both days
  • Exclusive Bottle of Irish Whiskey 
  • Copy of Irish Whiskey Academy Hardback Book 


    Price: €1199.00


    For further details please contact us: +353 (21) 240 5838

    2023 dates are available to view in the drop down box below

    Availability: 8 places left at €1,199.00 per person

    Course content, number of attendees, dining and accommodation arrangements, if included in this course, are subject to change depending on availability.

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