Take a walk and whiskey tour on Whiddy Island – it’s a great way to get a taste for West Cork life!
Set out on the short trip across the bay from Bantry town to the unique location of Whiddy Island. The island is sheltered by the beautiful mountains of the Beara peninsula to the north and the Sheep’s Head peninsula to the south.
Whiddy is one of seven inhabited West Cork islands, and it has a fascinating story to tell. Your guide, Tim O’Leary, will share it with you as you discover the traces of Whiddy’s history. Around the island, you’ll discover Martello towers, a gun battery, and the island’s old schoolhouse as you take in beautiful views across Bantry Bay.
Whiskey Tasting Session
After your walk, retire to Whiddy Island’s Bank House pub where Liquid Curiosity‘s Jaq Stedman will take you on a kind of whiskey tour, introducing you to the distinctive flavours of Ireland’s exciting new whiskies. You’ll have a wonderful time trying the best single malt, single cask whiskies Ireland has to offer.
We’ll begin with Dingle Single Malt – this is Ireland’s first new whiskey to come of age in almost half a decade. During a fascinating tasting session, we’ll try five exceptional single malt Irish whiskies matured in different types of casks. Even better, you’ll match their great flavours with some of West Cork’s fine local artisan produce to complete this delicious experience!
Walk and Whiskey Tour Arrangements
Contact us to arrange a date to suit you.
Tours run from 2pm to 6pm.
The ferry will leave Bantry’s Pier at 2pm.* The walk takes about 1.5 hours and it will take place over mixed terrain so good shoes are required. The walk will finish at The Bank House pub where you’ll enjoy your whiskey tasting session before you return to Bantry on the 6pm ferry. The ferry journey takes approximately ten minutes each way.
The walk is classed as a C Grade Walk – accessible to anyone who is used to walking regularly.