VIRTUAL WHISKEY TASTINGS
Fully tutored online whiskey tastings. We ship miniature bottles of our favourite Irish whiskey brands to you and your guests, and we meet online for some fun!
AVAILABLE All year round
In response to the times we live in, Whiskey Island has launched a Virtual Irish Whiskey Tasting product. The experience is available for groups, privately.
Once we receive your booking, we source the required amount of whiskey for your delegates (each bottle sized 50 millilitres / airplane mini). We source a nice mix of whiskey – some well established brands and some ‘new wave’ whiskeys. We also incorporate as many different styles as possible so there’s nice diversity across the tastes. We ensure that the whiskeys we use, enhance and compliment the story that we like to deliver – the fascinating story of Irish whiskey through the ages.
We then package the whiskey into tasting kits and they are ready to be shipped to your guests, wherever your guests may be! We can ship the kits all over Ireland, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand…and many more… it’s a long list as to where we can ship! But there are some countries that we can’t ship to due to strict customs laws (Canada & Russia for example)
We are still shipping to the UK without any major Brexit-related delays. We take care of all import duties and taxes on alcohol – your guests will never be asked to pay taxes to release the whiskey, we have it all covered.
The tasting itself is delivered from the Whiskey Island Bar, by John Callely JR who brings to life the stories of the whiskeys being sampled, along with the overall story of Irish whiskey. The event takes place at an agreed time/date, online on your meetings platform, or ours – whatever suits you best.
We cater for all interest levels and we make whiskey accessible to all! They are easy-going experiences and they enable your guests to learn something new. We invite plenty of chat and we love lots of questions!
We now accept payment by corporate credit card; AMEX, Visa, Mastercard, Discover (subject to 3.5% – 5.5% fee)
FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE USA...
We have developed a new virtual whiskey tasting especially for audiences in the USA. We ship gift-sets of Jameson and Redbreast whiskey families, some great whiskeys that lend themselves well to the Irish whiskey story and we a deliver a fully tutored tasting based on these whiskeys. We also include a cocktail demonstration where we show our guests how to make some delicious Irish whiskey cocktails. Plus, we have enjoyed mastering the art of Irish coffee making through the years – we’ll show you how the perfect Irish coffee can be made in your kitchen at home!
WHAT THEY SAY...
All of my customers had the best time with you during our event. You’re a wonderful host, and were even more wonderful to work with. ~ Cassie, USA, March 2021
Just wanted to thank you again for last night’s tasting event! We all had such a great time and everyone has been raving about how fantastic you were! Thank you so much for making our event special. 🙂 I will be sure to reach out for future events. ~ Emily, USA, March 2021
John, a chara. A big go raibh maith agat from us all. We really enjoyed the whiskeys and the craic with you.The party went on until 3am on our end! Thanks for facilitating us and hopefully we can try it again in person in Dublin sometime in the future! ~ Conor, Belfast, March 2021
We had a wonderful time! After you left everyone was sharing about their experiences visiting Ireland and I hope to visit one day too. I’m glad we were able to find you online and connect and learn more about Irish culture. ~ Wen, USA, March 2021
Thanks again for Friday night – we massively enjoyed it and was something different! ~ Sinead, Dublin, March 2021
Thanks so much for the event tonight- rave reviews and delicious whiskeys! The Fercullen was my favorite ~ Sara, Dublin, March 2021
I have heard from most everyone who was on the Zoom and they all had a wonderful time. All of them also commented on how much they liked your presentation and personality ~ Jake, USA, March 2021
THANK YOU so much!! We had a great time and learned A LOT especially about Irish coffee ~ Julie, USA, March 2021
VIRTUAL IRISH GIN TASTINGS
There has been many a ‘Gin Craze’ around the world through the ages, but nothing quite compares to the hype around Irish Gin today! There are over 20 distilleries in Ireland producing Irish gin and we are delighted to showcase a number of these brands at our virtual gin tastings.
We take you back in time to when gin (or ‘genever’ as it was first called) was first making an impression on the world in the Low Countries (modern day Holland/Belgium and parts of France). We take you through the fascinating story of the drink covering all aspects of the gin world – did you know that those who first added tonic water to gin did so for medicinal purposes? (to fight malaria). We also tell you about the Irish gin producers who are making some really delicious expressions of artisan Irish distilled gin.
Email John for a quote – email@example.com