Dingle Distillery
Dingle Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Producing award-winning Dingle Whiskey, Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Vodka since 2012. Dingle Distillery tours are now available. Spaces can be booked via our website.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ontheroadoften
    Arlington, Virginia74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Why are Dingle products special?
    We have been on numerous distillery tours, and in each one, I left with a better understanding of the product offering. Our guide was amiable - and very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of distilling vodka, gin, and whiskey - but every time we asked a question to help distinguish Dingle, the answer was "the same as any Irish whiskey." Clearly, the distillery has focused on marketing (attractive logo, name font, distillery building), but they haven't spent enough effort on the tour staff. We left unenthusiastic, in contrast to the Teeling tour we took 2 days later, where we were ready to buy their whiskey upon return to the US.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour experience. We are constantly striving to improve and I will relay your feedback to our tours team to ensure we better explain the nuances of our whiskey in the future. I also passed on your comments to our Master Distiller, Graham Coull. Here's Graham's take on what makes Dingle Distillery different: "If I were to describe (briefly) what makes Dingle Whiskey different, I would focus on distillation and maturation. The size and shape of the pot stills combined with the slow distillation rate creates a unique new make spirit, which has a balance of body and purity. Maturing the spirit in a variety of first fill casks ensures that the wood influence and, therefore spirit complexity, is maxismised. Add to this the fact that Dingle is a 'grain to bottle' distillery. The spirit is born in Dingle, nurtured in Dingle and only leaves Dingle Distillery when it is ready to do so. If you can return to Dingle one day, please let me know and I would be delighted to meet you and explain a bit more about what makes Dingle different." We would love if we got the opportunity to welcome you again. Thanks again for your feedback!
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Go-Buffs-Go
    Marathon, Florida26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Little Distillery!
    It was fun to taste the whiskey and talk about the process before the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and had a dry wit. We enjoyed seeing the smaller distillery with a nice local feel. Getting to taste one of their unique offerings was great as well and finally having a cocktail at the end was a nice way to cap it off. One suggestion, don’t do the tour right before leaving town especially if driving as merely had a couple of sips and a bit of the cocktail. Slainte’
    Hi, Thanks so much for the review, we are so glad that you enjoyed it! Please do come visit us again, hopefully you'll be able to enjoy all your drinks fully next time. Sláinte!
    Written 2 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Deborah Webster
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    I love whiskey and now I know so much about it! I'm not a gin or vodka drinker but the samples we tried were delicious- and I also know how they made it taste so remarkable. Our guide was a good communicator, he didn't bamboozle us with loads of science or boring facts, he made if really interesting and enjoyable. A word of warning- eat well before you go!
    Hiya, thanks so much for your feedback - we are so happy to hear you enjoyed it! It is always nice to hear that non-gin/vodka drinkers enjoy our products, as we know they're not for everyone. I will definitely relay your comments to the tours team. Please do come see us again if you're in the area! Sláinte!
    Written 26 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Navigate56747547316
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great we stop for a tour if your in Dingle!
    My wife and I love touring the UK on the bike and stopping at distilleries along the way. Dingle is one of the most unique Irish distilleries there is... Its raw and gritty but full of history and creates some fantastic whiskey! Our tour guide was Kathleen and the tour itself was informative and light hearted, and unlike Alot of larger distilleries you can take pictures whenever you want. If your in the area I think this wee tour is a bargain. The only disappointing thing is that you can't buy a bottle directly from the distillery... But you can from. Plenty of local suppliers. Cool wee spot, friendly staff and all round a great wee experience. Thanks gyys!
    Hiya, Firstly, thanks so much for taking the time to visit us and leave a review - we really appreciate that! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and will most definitely pass on your kind words to Kathleen and the rest of the tours team. Please do come visit us again and enjoy another drop with us! Sláinte!
    Written 31 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • mchung1956
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dingle distillery
    The Dingle distillery is a great place to learn about the distilling of whiskey and other spirits (gin and vodka). Our guide was Murren, and she was very knowledgeable about the process and very passionate about the products produced by the distillery. We were treated to a drink of our choice at the end of the tour. Thoroughly enjoyed!
    Thank you so much for your positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience! I've passed your kind words on to Muireann and she was delighted to hear them! We hope you'll come see us again! Sláinte
    Written 9 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Dermot Mc Guckin
    Killarney, Ireland30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Experience in Dingle Not to be missed!!
    Well you can say that I have experienced some of the finer Whiskey Distillery’s around Ireland! My whiskey collection is a testament to this but when you meet and are guided by Kathleen Sheehy of Dingle Distillery in Co. Kerry, Exploring Great Irish Whiskey is brought to a whole New Level! The Passion and Knowledge of the Tour Guide made the Experience worthwhile, The tastings came a close second, with a 5 Star Experience overall Well worth the effort!!
    Hiya, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and leave such a lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Kathleen and the team. Please do come back and see us again, we would love to welcome you! Sláinte!
    Written 12 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Travel Moniker
    Frederick, Maryland492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour to See the Making of Spirits
    This was our fourth tour of distilleries in Ireland and one of the best. It is not a big operation, but the guide was very enthusiastic and understood the process very well. When not a guide, he is working in the distillery making gin, vodka, and whiskey. This was the first time I was able to get into the actual distillation area while there was active fermentation. It was amazing watching the tubs with yeast bubble, swirl, and foam. The smell was incredible and it gave me a greater appreciation of the craftsmanship required. The tour included tastes of gin, vodka, and whiskey, with another drink added at the end of the tour. The Distillery is definitely worth visiting.
    Dear TravelMonkier, Wow - thank you for that wonderful and generous review. We are so delighted you really enjoyed our distillery. It is so nice to be able to showase our entire production are and to give our guests an insight into exactly how we produce our spirit. Thank you so much for visiting us and hopefully we will get to meet again on another occasion. Beir bua! The entire team at Dingle Distillery.
    Written 28 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Chas L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience
    This is a hidden gem a bit outside of town, but walkable from the town center. Dingle is a family owned crowd-funded distillery that makes a single malt whiskey, an enhanced gin and a vodka. Tours are held in small groups, with tastings at the beginning and end of the tour. A bonus is a complimentary mixed drink at the end. No retail purchases are available here, but the Dingle spirits are widely available in Town. The tours are about one hour, take you right through the actual processing facility and there is much history to learn about the company, town distillation procedures.
    Dear chasl153, Thank you for your lovely detailed review and for taking the time to post it . We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience with us here in Dingle distillery. Perhaps we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back to the distillery again at another time. Sláinte mhaith! All the team st Dingle distillery.
    Written 28 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Sylvie D
    Canmore, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t skip on this one
    Give yourself a favour a book a tour at this distillery: you will be able to witness people with a true passion of their craft. They make (on site) great gin and whiskey they love their product they spoke with a great passion and knowledge. One of the best distillery tour on the Island.
    Dear Sylvie, Thank you so much for that lovely review of Dingle Distillery. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and thrilled with your high praise for what we are and do - makes our jobs feel very worthwhile! Fingers crossed we will get to meet you again if your return to Dingle. Beir bua! From all the team at Dingle Distillery.
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • jackgkelleher
    Cork, Ireland108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    This really is a fantastic and informative tour. We had a very enthusiastic guide who brought us through the production processes and gave tastings of thier vodka, gin, and whisky. We got a good insight of the distillery and even got a signature cocktail at the end. Make sure to put this on your list of things to do in Dingle as you wont be dissapointed.
    Dear Jack, Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us at Dingle Distillery and gained some insight into the processes of our spirits. Perhaps we shall get the opportunity to welcome you back again sometime in the future. Gach rath, All the team at Dingle Distillery.
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
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Ella
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Visited the distillery with my 2 sisters lately and had a fantastic experience! We had Faye as our tour guide and she was witty and chatty and really kept our interest throughout our tour.

Unfortunately due to COVID you can’t walk around the whole distillery but where the tour is you get to see everything anyway. All guidelines are adhered to (so bring your mask) and I felt very safe throughout the experience.

I would recommend to walk to the distillery as you can taste some whiskies and their gin if you desire! But no pressure to do so!

Overall it was a great experience and would definitely recommend when visiting Dingle! We will be back again for sure!
Written 2 September 2020
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IrishJimbo
County Cork, Ireland54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Informative and real hands on exposure to the workings of the distillery. Dave the guide was a good laugh and entertained us well. I was impressed with the amount of tasting done, no set amounts, just keep on supping. I rolled out of the place, it was great!!
Written 5 January 2020
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Hey IrishJimbo, thank you for taking a Dingle Distillery tour and for all of the kind words you've left in your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at the distillery and we hope to see you again sometime.
Written 6 February 2020
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vkel4
Limerick, Ireland14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Enjoyed a really great visit to Dingle Whiskey Distillery. Marie is a gem of a guide—her enthusiasm is infectious and her knowledge, extensive. From the get-go, it was clear that she has a deep passion for whiskey and the art of distillation. She guided us through the intricate process with a lively energy that kept everyone engaged. Her storytelling was rich with history and anecdotes, making the tour not only informative but also incredibly entertaining.
She explained the background to the distillery and guided us through each step of the gin, vodka, and whiskey-making process, ensuring that everyone could appreciate the complexities involved. Her ability to convey technical details in an accessible and enjoyable manner is truly commendable.
One of the highlights of the tour is actually peering into the casks and taking in the smells of the different steps of the process. The tours are relatively small and take part in the actual working distillery. Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or a curious newcomer, I highly recommend a tour of this distillery. And if you’re lucky enough to have Marie as your guide, you’re in for an extra special treat. Cheers to Dingle Whiskey Distillery and to Marie for her remarkable passion and expertise!
Written 26 June 2024
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Dear vkel4, Wow - thank you so much for that amazing review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit to Dingle Distillery and equally delighted that Marie looked after you so well. You are correct in you observation - she is a gem and we are lucky to have her as part of our team. She will be thrilled with your comments. We would also like to thank you for taking the time to post this review of you experience at Dingle Distillery - it is very much appreciated. Wishing you much enjoyment of our products and good memories of your visit. Beir bua agus Sláinte mhaith chugaibh.
Written 1 July 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Navigate56747547316
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My wife and I love touring the UK on the bike and stopping at distilleries along the way.
Dingle is one of the most unique Irish distilleries there is... Its raw and gritty but full of history and creates some fantastic whiskey!
Our tour guide was Kathleen and the tour itself was informative and light hearted, and unlike Alot of larger distilleries you can take pictures whenever you want.
If your in the area I think this wee tour is a bargain. The only disappointing thing is that you can't buy a bottle directly from the distillery... But you can from. Plenty of local suppliers.

Cool wee spot, friendly staff and all round a great wee experience.

Thanks gyys!
Written 30 August 2023
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Hiya, Firstly, thanks so much for taking the time to visit us and leave a review - we really appreciate that! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and will most definitely pass on your kind words to Kathleen and the rest of the tours team. Please do come visit us again and enjoy another drop with us! Sláinte!
Written 31 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chas L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a hidden gem a bit outside of town, but walkable from the town center. Dingle is a family owned crowd-funded distillery that makes a single malt whiskey, an enhanced gin and a vodka. Tours are held in small groups, with tastings at the beginning and end of the tour. A bonus is a complimentary mixed drink at the end. No retail purchases are available here, but the Dingle spirits are widely available in Town. The tours are about one hour, take you right through the actual processing facility and there is much history to learn about the company, town distillation procedures.
Written 27 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear chasl153, Thank you for your lovely detailed review and for taking the time to post it . We are really happy that you enjoyed your experience with us here in Dingle distillery. Perhaps we'll have the opportunity to welcome you back to the distillery again at another time. Sláinte mhaith! All the team st Dingle distillery.
Written 28 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Travel Moniker
Frederick, MD492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was our fourth tour of distilleries in Ireland and one of the best. It is not a big operation, but the guide was very enthusiastic and understood the process very well. When not a guide, he is working in the distillery making gin, vodka, and whiskey.

This was the first time I was able to get into the actual distillation area while there was active fermentation. It was amazing watching the tubs with yeast bubble, swirl, and foam. The smell was incredible and it gave me a greater appreciation of the craftsmanship required.

The tour included tastes of gin, vodka, and whiskey, with another drink added at the end of the tour.

The Distillery is definitely worth visiting.
Written 27 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear TravelMonkier, Wow - thank you for that wonderful and generous review. We are so delighted you really enjoyed our distillery. It is so nice to be able to showase our entire production are and to give our guests an insight into exactly how we produce our spirit. Thank you so much for visiting us and hopefully we will get to meet again on another occasion. Beir bua! The entire team at Dingle Distillery.
Written 28 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deborah Webster
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I love whiskey and now I know so much about it! I'm not a gin or vodka drinker but the samples we tried were delicious- and I also know how they made it taste so remarkable.
Our guide was a good communicator, he didn't bamboozle us with loads of science or boring facts, he made if really interesting and enjoyable.
A word of warning- eat well before you go!
Written 25 August 2023
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Hiya, thanks so much for your feedback - we are so happy to hear you enjoyed it! It is always nice to hear that non-gin/vodka drinkers enjoy our products, as we know they're not for everyone. I will definitely relay your comments to the tours team. Please do come see us again if you're in the area! Sláinte!
Written 26 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sylvie D
Canmore, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Give yourself a favour a book a tour at this distillery: you will be able to witness people with a true passion of their craft. They make (on site) great gin and whiskey they love their product they spoke with a great passion and knowledge. One of the best distillery tour on the Island.
Written 5 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Sylvie, Thank you so much for that lovely review of Dingle Distillery. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and thrilled with your high praise for what we are and do - makes our jobs feel very worthwhile! Fingers crossed we will get to meet you again if your return to Dingle. Beir bua! From all the team at Dingle Distillery.
Written 6 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

davidharcourt
Newtownards, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We were shown round and guided in our tasting by the wife of the Master Distiller. She was very informative. Her talk covered most things, and she was very open to additional questions. The tour is necessarily curtailed a little under COVID restrictions but was still worth it.
Written 11 August 2020
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huntejk
Atlanta, GA878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We have visited a number of distilleries in Scotland and thought we knew all about distilling whisky. what we found is that we knew all about distilling Scot's whisky. Thomas was our guide and this was a great place to learn and he did a great job explaining the Dingle Distillery story (interesting on its own) and Irish whiskey process. You get to see exactly what they do on the spot which is always best. One thing I didn't expect was to learn about gin and vodka which they also make. I was totally captured by their gin. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 16 January 2020
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Hello huntejk, thank you for visiting us at Dingle Distillery and thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Thomas and that you learned something new on our distillery tour. Thank you for recommending our tour and we're happy to hear you also enjoyed our gin! We hope you'll visit again sometime.
Written 5 August 2020
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