Distillery & Brewery Visits

This is a unique tour that is visiting some of Ireland’s newest distilleries, pubs, and many cultural sights.  There is an Irish Renaissance happening in the Irish Whiskey world and we will see this first-hand.

On this tour we will visit Shane, Teeling, Powerscourt, Dingle, Bushmills, Waterford & Connacht Distilleries.  We will also visit some breweries and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

Unique Excursions

This tour will be full of cultural and historical sights as they are an important element of this trip.  Whether we are in Dublin, Dingle, Galway or Northern Ireland, we will visit some of the key cultural highlights in the areas.

Ireland is a beautiful country and getting out of the cities and into the countryside is an important aspect of any Ireland trip.

Your Leaders

Leading this year’s trip to Ireland will be Charles from Rascal + Thorn and Tracy from 9 Maple Ave. We will take you to the best spots to eat, drink and have fun.

When traveling in a group, this makes for some really fun evenings and memories. There will be no shortage of places to explore. We will bring our 9 Maple charm to Ireland!

  • Friday Day 1, Arrive into Dublin for two nights. Visit to the Irish Whiskey Museum.
  • Saturday Day 2, Full day exploring Dublin including visits to the Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery and many more treats.
  • Sunday Day 3, We head north and visit the Slane Castle & Distillery. We continue north visiting the Causeway Coast where we stay at the Ballygally Castle for one night. Quick stop into Belfast as well!
  • Monday Day 4, Morning visit to the Giant’s Causeway followed by a visit to the Bushmills Distillery. We head to Derry for a walking tour and a stay of one night.
  • Tuesday Day 5, We leave Derry and visit the Connacht Distillery on our way to Galway for one night.
  • Wednesday Day 6, From Galway we head to Dingle for two nights. On the way, we will stop at some cultural and historical sights.
  • Thursday Day 7, Dingle – Morning free in Dingle. Private lunch conducted by a top chef on the Dingle Peninsula. Afternoon visit to Dingle Crystal followed by a visit to the Dingle Distillery.
  • Friday Day 8, We leave Dingle and head to the Waterford Distillery. On the way, we stop in Killarney for a quick jaunt!
  • Saturday Day 9, Our last full day is spent in the Wicklow Mountains where we visit the Powerscourt Distillery and Estate.
  • Sunday Day 10, We head back to Dublin and the airport for our departure from Ireland
  Breakfast – 9, Lunch – 1

Distilleries & Breweries

  • Teeling Distillery
  • Powerscourt Distillery
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Dingle Distillery
  • Connacht Distillery
  • Waterford Distillery
  • Slane Distillery
  • The Guinness Storehouse
  • and others


  • The Slane Castle
  • The Dublin Castle
  • Dingle Crystal Excursion
  • Titanic Experience in Belfast
  • Jaunting in Killarney
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Whiskey Tastings
  • Irish Whiskey Experience
  • Whiskey Bars
  • Many other treats
  • 9 overnights in select hotels and inns throughout Ireland
  • Private transportation within Ireland
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Brewery Tours and Tastings
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • 9 breakfasts (hotel), 1 lunch
  • Guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Ireland (air) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver

We select the best hotels and inns for the group throughout Ireland within walking distance to restaurants and local attractions.

$2595 USD Per Person

Early sign-up discount, $100 off, if deposit received by February 15, 2021.

A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement $700

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour

Contact us for a Reservation Form

    Our guest chef dinner with @airick72 @willtwyatt and @lempka_gram coming up to open the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival at the beautiful @hotelsaranac is still 2 weeks away and we have already sold out both Saturday seatings! There are only a few seats still available for the Friday night seating! 

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    A great event comes down to details, both large and small. We are proud to feature these beautiful cocktail napkins done for us by @mydrap_northamerica to be used for our upcoming R+T dinners with Eric Anderson, Will Wyatt and Alex Lempka to open Saranac Lake winter Carnival at the beautiful Hotel Saranac on the 3rd and 4th of February.  Tickets are sold out for the 8pm Saturday seating, but we still have a few left for the Friday night and 5PM Saturday seatings. See our profile for more information.

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    The holidays are upon us and it’s too late for shipping, but if you hurry, you can still purchase tickets for the grand return of the Rascal + Thorn Guest Chef Series, our first since the pandemic started. Featuring Michelin-starred chef Erik Anderson ( @airick72 ) currently at the 1Michelin star Barndiva in beautiful Healdsburg, CA in the heart of Sonoma wine country and NYC barman extraordinaire, Will Wyatt ( @willtwyatt ) of Mr. Paradise et al., these will take place at the impressively refurbished Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake, NY to kick off the famously festive Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

The second Saturday seating is nearly sold out and the other two seatings aren’t far behind. We have a limited number of discounted guest rooms available with purchase @hotelsaranac  so you can make a special pre-valentine’s weekend in the heart of the Adirondacks!

The evening will open with canapés from Chef Alex Lempka ( @lempka_gram ) of Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga Springs and a welcome beverage, followed by a 5 course dinner with a choice of alcohol-containing and alcohol free pairings. 

The photo was taken 10 years ago at the legendary The Catbird Seat in Nashville, TN, where Chef Anderson was the opening chef along with Chef Josh Habiger.

Follow the profile link to the Rascal + Thorn website for more information and a link to Tock for tickets.