Irish whiskey is reigniting romance around the country. According to some of our best-loved Irish whiskey brands, the biggest proportion of visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries and visitor centres since they re-opened earlier this month are couples looking for a date with a difference.
Since they reopened after lockdown, our Irish whiskey distilleries and visitor centres have all noticed a marked increase in the proportion of couples taking their tours and enjoying their whiskey tastings.
Our distilleries and visitor centres offer couples a fun alternative to a typical date night – they’re in a unique and luxurious setting, surrounded by history, and also because of the exciting new offerings the distilleries have introduced since they reopened, such as new whiskey and food pairing tours. Irish whiskey tours aren’t just for whiskey afficionados however – if you’re looking for a fun date night and want to get back into the spirit of romance, check out your local whiskey distillery!
Commenting on the trend was Claire Hickey, Visitor Experience Manager in Powerscourt Distillery, who said: “We have seen more couples visiting the distillery and taking our tours, including our new food pairing tour which we introduced as part of our post-lockdown offering. We would invite more couples to come and experience our distillery, to enjoy the best of Irish food and drink and to take-in the beautiful surrounds of the Powerscourt estate.”
Lisa Jameson, Brand Home General Manager ofTeeling Distillery in Dublin puts the increase in couples visiting them down to the variety of tours they have available, and the open space they have, ensuring safety comes first: “We are delighted to have re-opened our doors to The Teeling Whiskey Distillery after what has been a very challenging time for the industry. We have been welcoming people from the local area and also those coming to Dublin for a much-needed staycation. We have plenty of space here at the distillery so we have been able to introduce social distancing measures without making any big changes to the tour which is great. We have been welcoming small groups of friends, families and particularly couples all of whom are looking for a world class distillery experience and want to taste some of our award winning whiskeys. We have a variety of different packages available on our website to cater for everyone whether you are a whiskey aficionado or just looking for a day out with your better half!”