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Royal Oak Distillery
Royal Oak, Co. Carlow
Royal Oak Distillery is a world class distillery on an 18th century estate in County Carlow. See the large, manually-operated, craft distillery producing three styles of Irish whiskey.

Royal Oak Distillery is dedicated to the production of premium handcrafted Irish whiskeys. Go on one of three tours and discover that it is the only distillery in Ireland where all three forms of Irish whiskey, pot still, malt and grain, are distilled in the same still room. See the spirits produced under the expertise of the team of twelve local distillers.

Choose from tours that range from tasting a whiskey to a guided tasting of three limited edition whiskies. After your tour, stroll around the grounds of the estate and see the beautiful Holloden House built in 1755 while relaxing in the peaceful tranquillity of the Carlow countryside. Tours must be booked in advance.

Why we like it
  • Check out a world class distillery in County Carlow.
  • Visit the only distillery in Ireland that makes the three types of whiskey.
  • Watch as twelve local distillers make fantastic whiskey.
  • Tours must be booked in advance.
Tips from locals

Leave the car at home. Catch the weekday JJ Kavanagh bus from Carlow or Kilkenny to Royal Oak. Enjoy your tour and tasting before the return journey home.

Tips from locals

Travel on towards Carlow after your visit, and treat yourself to lunch or a sweet treats in Rachel's Garden Cafe at The Arboretum Home & Garden Centre.

Rainy days
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Contact details
Clorusk Lower, Royaloak, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1.5 to 2.5 hours here.

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