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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

An Irishman's Guide to Irish Whiskey

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 40 reviews.Galway, IrelandPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by John

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Whiskey in the Irish Language is called 'Usice Betha' (pronounced: iiska Baha) which means 'The Water of Life', so lets breath some life into your evening and join me for An Introduction to Irish Whiskey.
Discover the history and the evolution of this beautiful spirit, how it is interwoven into fabric of Irish Heritage and Personality and it's importance to Irish Culture.
This is an interactive experience, so as we will learn about 3 different styles of Irish Whiskey that I will be sampling, we will discuss the Irish Whiskey you are enjoying and suggestions for whiskey for you to try in the future.
So grab a glass, pour some of your favorite Irish Whiskey and join me for an hour of Irish Culture, History, Craic & of course, Whiskey!
Sláinte
Whiskey in the Irish Language is called 'Usice Betha' (pronounced: iiska Baha) which means 'The Water of Life', so lets breath some life into your evening and join me for An Introduction to Irish Whiskey.
Discover the history and the evolution of this beautiful spirit, how it is interwoven into fabric of Irish Heritage and Personality and it's importance to Irish Culture.
This is an interactive experience, so as we will learn about 3…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? John will host a private group for up to 20 guests, starting at €100.

What to bring

  • Drink of Your choice - Irish Whiskey is encouraged but whatever you enjoy is fine, just enjoy.
  • A Sense of Humor and Adventure
From €10
/ person
Fri, 10 Jul
19:00 - 20:00 (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
€10 per person
€10 per person
Sat, 11 Jul
19:00 - 20:00 (EDT)
Join 3 other guests
€10 per person
€10 per person
Sun, 12 Jul
19:00 - 20:00 (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
€10 per person
€10 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 40 Reviews
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Howya Folks,
I'm John,
Owner and Head Guide of an award winning tourism business here in beautiful Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland.
A typical day for me is spent guiding or hosting guests, exploring Irish Culture & heritage through Irish Whiskey or Irish Food Tours, Irish Coffee Classes and, of course, Irish Pub Tours.
I've spent almost 15 years working in the hospitality industry, gaining insight, knowledge and experience, I love to share these assets with people from around the world.
So get in touch, Join me for a drink as I tell stories, impart some Irish wisdom and we'll have plenty of 'Craic' along the way.
Sláinte
Howya Folks,
I'm John,
Owner and Head Guide of an award winning tourism business here in beautiful Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland.
A typical day for me is spent guiding or hosting guests, exploring Irish Culture & heritage through Irish Whiskey or Irish Food Tours, Irish Coffee Classes and, of course, Irish Pub Tours.
I've spent almost 15 years working in the hospitality industry, gaining insight, knowledge and experience, I love to share these assets with peopl…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Russ
July 2020
John was great from the start. I did a private session for my brother's birthday and invited several family members. Since we are spread across the U.S., John worked with me in advance to select the whiskeys that we all could enjoy at the same time during the session. He was delightful and engaging with each member of the family. He even showed us how to properly pour a Guinness draught can...totally didn't anticipate that method. Thanks, John. We'll look for you when we're next in Ireland!
John was great from the start. I did a private session for my brother's birthday and invited several family members. Since we are spread across the U.S., John worked with me in adv…
Ryan
July 2020
Had a great time with John, he was very entertaining, had great knowledge of what he was talking about, answered questions and listened to everyone. Would definitely recommend anyone to try this experience.
Gail
July 2020
What a fun, different way to spend an hour! Thank you for the experience. I’m not a whiskey convert but if I was I would choose Irish whiskey over the American ones I’ve tried! Thanks for hosting such an experience and staying up so late for our group! We still want to get to Ireland and explore after this whole COVID pandemic passes. We will look you and your tour company up and hopefully meet again!
What a fun, different way to spend an hour! Thank you for the experience. I’m not a whiskey convert but if I was I would choose Irish whiskey over the American ones I’ve tried! Th…
Brinleigh
July 2020
We enjoyed this tasting class! It was helpful to have a few types of whiskey on hand to try while John explained the differences and things to look for while tasting!
Russell
July 2020
This was my 3rd virtual event during this COVID situation we are in. The first two were not that great and this one was simply fabulous. First of all, John made us (my son joined from a different state) feel as though we were old friends for many years. Second, he was no pretentious at all (e.g. Didn't care what beverage we were having with him and was not a snob at all). Seriously, we loved him and the stories that he told. My only regret is that I would love to have extended the conversation for another hour or two and would have gladly paid to keep it going! John is a fabulous story teller and was quite knowledgable of anything Whisky and Irish! My son and I will sign-up for any experience that John puts on in the future. Thank you John for providing us with some great fun during these challenging times we are in. John has made me a virtual experience fan! Thanks John!!
This was my 3rd virtual event during this COVID situation we are in. The first two were not that great and this one was simply fabulous. First of all, John made us (my son joined f…
Kristen
July 2020
John was a warm and engaging teacher. He made everyone feel welcome, and there wasn’t anything pretentious about his presentation. I learned quite a bit about Irish Whiskey, and appreciated the experience!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

This is an Introduction to Irish Whiskey, so don't worry...Everyone is Welcome. No matter if your a bourbon lover, a Wine sipper or even a Light Beer drinker, in typical Old Irish Hospitality, you're welcome to join, learn and enjoy.