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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

An Irishman's Guide to Irish Whiskey

Galway, IrelandPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by John

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
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
Other things to note
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.
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
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    John can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at $152.

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 $15
/ person
Fri, Jan 29
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
This time is popular
$15 per person
$15 per person
Fri, Jan 29
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person
Sat, Jan 30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
$15 per person
$15 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 170 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 4.98 out of 5 from 170 reviews.

Maura
January 2021
John was great - we all loved how he shared stories, talked about whiskey and gave us ideas of what to look for. He listened to what each of us had to taste & what we tended to drink and targeted his suggestions to us as individuals. I would definitely do another experience with him again!
John was great - we all loved how he shared stories, talked about whiskey and gave us ideas of what to look for. He listened to what each of us had to taste & what we tended to dri…
Susan
January 2021
This was a really fun activity I did with my family during coronavirus lockdown. Of course it would have been better to be in Ireland tasting whiskey, but John did a great job of telling stories and involving everyone in the video chat. I recommend!
This was a really fun activity I did with my family during coronavirus lockdown. Of course it would have been better to be in Ireland tasting whiskey, but John did a great job of t…
Patricia
January 2021
This was a fun and engaging experience! Great for whiskey lovers, but also great for beginners and even nondrinkers, thanks to John's engaging stories. It's clear that John knows a ton about whiskey, but what I especially appreciated was his careful listening and ability to establish a connection with everyone in the session and share the kind of information each person was most interested in. Spending this time with John reminded me why there is an Irish bar in practically every city in the world. Highly recommended!
This was a fun and engaging experience! Great for whiskey lovers, but also great for beginners and even nondrinkers, thanks to John's engaging stories. It's clear that John knows…
Richard
January 2021
Okay, we’re going to Galway and we’re going to book a tour with John. What a great and enlightening introduction into the world of Irish whiskey and Irish culture. Very grateful to our friends Ruth and Kevin for inviting us to join. John was a friendly and poetic ambassador, and my wife, the lovely Patty Murphy, felt welcomed and at home. Thanks for opening our palates and hearts to the embrace of Irish whiskey. What a pleasure.
Okay, we’re going to Galway and we’re going to book a tour with John. What a great and enlightening introduction into the world of Irish whiskey and Irish culture. Very grateful to…
Lynne
January 2021
John is a great storyteller and very knowledgable about Whiskey and Irish Culture. We enjoyed learning about whiskey and appreciated John customizing his presentation to the Whiskeys that we had available. He spent a lot of extra time with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of Whiskey Tasting. Thank you!
John is a great storyteller and very knowledgable about Whiskey and Irish Culture. We enjoyed learning about whiskey and appreciated John customizing his presentation to the Whisk…
K
January 2021
We had a great time! John is knowledgeable and funny and a true ambassador for Irish whiskey. We learned about what we had on the shelf as well as what we should try next. Nice way to kick off the weekend!

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  • Fri, Jan 29
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $15 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $15 per person
  • Thu, Feb 11
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    $15 per person
  • Thu, Feb 11
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    $15 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.