Deeksha C

The Irish Whiskey Experience was mindblowing with Derek! We had a great time walking around The Liberties and understanding the history of the Distilleries in that area. Derek took us back in time and made us taste different varieties of whiskey at amazing traditional Irish pubs and bars. We also had delicious toasties at the Capstan Bar and we all were stunned with how much Dublin has to offer in respect of Whiskey and Distilleries. We finished off the tour by having whiskey and pints at the Swan Bar and it was an awesome experience with Derek. He was a great and friendly host and made sure our Sunday was well spent.

Paulina G

Whether you are a complete novice or know a thing or two about Irish whiskey you will definitely enjoy this experience! I booked this tasting as a birthday present for my partner and we both absolutely loved it. Derek is extremely knowledgeable and creates a friendly, laidback atmosphere. You can tell that he is very passionate about whiskey and wants to share that with others! The amount of whiskey served is generous and there is a great variety. I honestly could not recommend this enough, it is 100% one of the coolest things we did in Dublin!

Baylor H

Derek was incredibly knowledgeable on whiskey and a very good storyteller. Making an Irish coffee was really fun and we left with a recipe we can pull out later which I’m sure will impress.

Kasper B

An absolute pleasure to hear Derek share his vast knowledge of Irish Whisky. On top of his many interesting facts and insights, he is a charismatic and friendly human with a great sense of humour. A huge recommendation to try his tour.

Beth H

We booked the classic whiskey tasting at the Swan Bar for my husband, my 19 year old son and myself. We were so glad we did, it was one of the best experiences of our entire trip! Derek is incredibly knowledgeable and fun, we felt we were sharing cocktails with a friend. We are whiskey novices and learned so much! It was a truly great time, and the Swan Bar was beautiful and welcoming. Just book it! You’ll love it!

Conor T

Great time had last week at the whiskey tasting experience organised by Derek and Neil. Had a group of about 13 of us all of whom enjoyed it and definitely learned a thing or two. Neil is highly knowledgeable and was able to give us a great overview or each sample we tasted.


I attended Derek’s irish coffee masterclass and it was brilliant. Derek is a gent and his knowledge of whiskey is incredible. I’d highly recommend checking out one of his experiences.

Jon A

We had an incredible time with Derek on this Irish whiskey tour. The tastings took us across a wide range of different whiskeys. Derek’s commentary and information about this history of Irish whiskey and the individual brands we tasted was extensive. The historic Swan Bar was a wonderful location for the tasting with central location and wonderful past. If you want to learn about Ireland, its distilleries, and its whiskeys, then Derek and his Premium Whiskey Tour is probably the best by far in Dublin. Go! Enjoy!

Srishti K

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a renowned whiskey tasting experience in Dublin with a group of friends, and I must say it was an unforgettable journey into the world of whiskey. Our guide, Derek, proved to be an exceptional source of knowledge and made the entire experience truly exceptional. If you’re a whiskey lover, this is an absolute must-visit destination in Dublin.

Ally B

This was the absolute highlight of my hen! The set up was absolutely fantastic, everyone had their own little station with all the ingredients. Derek talked us through how to make them and gave us lots of fun interesting facts. Derek himself is so sound and knowledgeable and honestly couldn’t do enough for us, he literally went out his way for us (we mentioned we’d ran out of wine but after the cocktails nobody could drive to get more, so he dropped two of us down to the local shop to get some). He was fantastic. The drinks though… these are some 5 STAR – HIGH END cocktails, not your average cheap cosmos and sex on the beach, oh no. These are top shelf and hard to find spirits, mixers and liqueurs, best margarita and mojito I’ve ever had and the whiskey sour was just fantastic. Cannot recommend this experience highly enough, in fact we’re rebooking him for another event. This is a bargain at twice the price. Amazing. Made my hen.