Lambay Whiskey VIP Tour Experience on Lambay Island

Lambay Whiskey have announced a VIP Whiskey Tour Experience on Lambay Island.

Lambay Whiskey VIP Whiskey Tours to Lambay Island Irish Whiskey Trail

Lambay Island off the Coast of Dublin

Lambay Island may be barely three miles off the east coast of Ireland, but it retains an air of inaccessible mystery. When WB Yeats visited the island in the 1880’s, he compared his experience to landing on a remote South Seas island for the first time. Now, Lambay is offering private groups a chance to experience a Lambay Whiskey VIP tour.
Groups (min 2 and max 12 persons) can now visit this private island from April – October as part of a new cultural and heritage whiskey tour in exclusive partnership with Lambay Irish Whiskey Company (LIWC) and all booking enquiries are managed by the specialist Irish whiskey tour operator, Whiskey Island Tours.

Lambay Whiskey VIP Whiskey Tours to Lambay Island Irish Whiskey Trail

John Callely Jnr., Director of Whiskey Island Tours commented,

“We are delighted to partner with the Baring family and Lambay Irish Whiskey Company on this exclusive tourism offering for Dublin and Irelands east coast. ”

Lambay Island has always had an air of mystery to it, being privately owned by the Baring family since 1904.
Lambay is entirely focused on off-grid living and run mainly on renewable energy generated through wind and solar power. Today only 6 people reside there permanently. A place of priceless beauty, Lambay Island is
almost hidden in plain sight and holds many tales of dynasty and devilment.

“While we have received a lot of interest already in this product, it does not go without its challenges as our availability on Lambay is decided by times and tides, therefore our tours are not about volume but completely about quality of experience. Since our whiskey story has developed with LIWC, it has provided a
natural additional layer to our tourism offering, ”

said Millie Baring, Director of Hospitality for Lambay.

The VIP Whiskey Tour begins at Malahide Marina where guests are hosted by a Lambay Whiskey brand
ambassador and escorted to the island via private boat transfer.Lambay Whiskey VIP Whiskey Tours to Lambay Island Irish Whiskey Trail

Enjoy the wonderful views of Malahide and Lambay from afar as you pull out of the estuary for a short boat
journey to the island. Welcomed by members of the Baring family, you will embark on a guided walking tour
around their family home and castle grounds where history and architecture intertwine along with incredible
stories of the family lineage, the wildlife, the flora and fauna of this mysterious place.

Lambay Whiskey VIP Whiskey Tours to Lambay Island Irish Whiskey Trail

After the walking tour, guests are invited to discover the unique taste of Lambay Irish Whiskey partaking in a 3- part whiskey tasting masterclass in the quaint surroundings of the island’s Bothy Clubhouse. This tasting
includes the story, craft process of Lambay Whiskey, the fine art of blending and finishing before a visit to the bonded warehouse called the Sea Cask Room.

Lambay Whiskey VIP Whiskey Tours to Lambay Island Irish Whiskey Trail

The “Sea Cask Room” on the shore of Lambay Island where Lambay Whiskey is finished in Camus Cognac Casks from Ile de Ré in France.

Additional upgrades are available such as private dining options, overnight accommodation and island safaris to view the wonderful wildlife and nature the island has to offer.

“At a time when visitors and tourists to Ireland are seeking that something different, we see this as a natural
extension to our product offering,”

said Senior Brand Manager LIWC, Sabine Sheehan.

“Immersing whiskey lovers in the atmosphere of Lambay Island where we can share the rich stories of the Baring family legacy, the abundance of wildlife and provide whiskey masterclasses is both a unique and premium experience,”

Sheehan continued,

Lambay Whiskey Tours and Lambay Whiskey Puffin Irish Whiskey Trail

Lambay Whiskeys are finished in Camus Cognac Casks in cellars on the shore of Lambay Island. Photo ©

For booking enquiries contact: John Callely
Product details can be viewed here:
2020 Rates for VIP Whiskey Tours on Lambay start at €2,700 Ex Vat.
Tour Duration is min 90 minutes. Additional upgrades available and all tour experiences are subject to availability.

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