The Rise, Fall & Resurgence of Irish Whiskey: Live from inside Dublin’s Roe & Co Whiskey Distillery

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Why take this online tour?

Join this very special Spotlight Series, broadcast live from the historic Dublin neighborhood known locally as “The Liberties”. Roe & Co premium brand whiskey is created by the makers of Guinness from within The Old Guinness Powerhouse - now an impeccable space, where historical inspiration meets cultural innovation. Let a whiskey expert take you through this iconic building, learn about the distillation process and….discover how to make the perfect Irish Coffee!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore inside The Old Guinness Power House, now the home of Roe & Co, one of Ireland’s premium whiskies.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the history of how George Roe & Co built the Golden Era of Irish Whiskey.
  • Created with Sketch.Tour the production areas, peek inside The Flavours Workshop and see how their whiskey goes from grain to bottle.
  • Created with Sketch.Hear the history of this special corner of Ireland - The Dublin Liberties
  • Created with Sketch.Follow along with an expert bartender as we make the famed Irish Coffee together!
  • Created with Sketch.Ask your personal expert questions that arise during your tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of home.
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 voucher with every online tour you take for future tours around the world.

Description

In 1759, Arthur Guinness placed ink to paper, signing a 9,000 year lease on a small plot of land tucked within the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin for his vision - St. James Gate Brewery. Less than a century later, St. James Gate Brewery became the largest in the world. This small enclave of central Dublin set the stage for Ireland’s proclivity for distilling premium spirits and ales and saw Roe & Co rise to become Ireland’s largest whiskey exporter. Now Dublin’s freshest, forward-thinking Irish Whiskey label operate under the copper pipes, brick, and mortar of Guinness’ former powerhouse.

Roe & Co draws its name from former whiskey distiller George Roe, whose 19th century achiev...

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In 1759, Arthur Guinness placed ink to paper, signing a 9,000 year lease on a small plot of land tucked within the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin for his vision - St. James Gate Brewery. Less than a century later, St. James Gate Brewery became the largest in the world. This small enclave of central Dublin set the stage for Ireland’s proclivity for distilling premium spirits and ales and saw Roe & Co rise to become Ireland’s largest whiskey exporter. Now Dublin’s freshest, forward-thinking Irish Whiskey label operate under the copper pipes, brick, and mortar of Guinness’ former powerhouse.

Roe & Co draws its name from former whiskey distiller George Roe, whose 19th century achievements rose to define a golden age of Irish whiskey with other legendary labels close neighbors in this small section of urban Dublin. Fellow distillers included a laundry list of beloved brands from John Powers, John Jameson, and yes, (this is Ireland, of course) another Jameson of no relation - William Jameson.

Under the moody Dublin sky, enter the doors of Roe & Co’s jaw-dropping interior to travel through the Flavours Workshop where we will clock in and get to work - going through the varied scents, grains, and elements that make up the perfected profile of the brand’s premium product. Swing through the production facility to find out who Vision, Virtue, and Valour are and why they are integral to the finished product. Peer out a factory window directly into the past at the only remaining structure from George Ro & Co’s golden era - and hear the layered story where no moment of its history is left without representation in this contemporary world of Irish whiskey. Duck into the sophisticated Room 106 where the highlights of building a premium whiskey are displayed in an eclectic, illuminated manner. Post up at the Powerhouse Bar - where the past, present and future collide as we come full circle from when out these windows steam rose and electrical currents powered the world’s most celebrated Irish stout. From this location we will mix the famous Irish Coffee - follow along mixing your cocktail at home to enjoy while hearing (and tasting!) the history and craftsmanship straight from Dublin. No matter your interest or affinity for the plethora of global spirits and ale, this tour is a touching tribute to the historical, and now revived exports of the Emerald Isle. This tour will highlight how heritage can be revived within the thoughtfulness of a contemporary brand doing incredible things within an incredible space.

If you would like to mix an Irish Coffee along with our expert during the tour, please gather the following ingredients:

  • Irish Whiskey of your choice
  • Strong Brewed Coffee (or Espresso and Hot Water)
  • Sweetener (we recommend Brown Sugar)
  • Creamer (Double Cream if you can get it)
  • Nutmeg
  • A heat resistant glass
  • A spoon
  • A spirit measure or egg cup

What's Included

Exclusive access to a local expert guide

Simple, digestible stories by an engaging storyteller

$25 voucher for future tours

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It was just a joy to attend the workshop. Thank you so much! -Marty

The tour was interesting, the presenters were entertaining, informative, funny, and though I never planned to go to Dublin, I believe I might go after watching the tour.

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