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Before Your Travel
The Portmagee Whiskey Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week.
We’re open all year round apart from 24th, 25th and 26th December.
Summer Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Winter Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Barrack Hill, Gortreagh, Portmagee, Co. Kerry, V23 V295
The Portmagee Whiskey Visitor Centre is located on top of Barrack Hill at the entrance to Portmagee Village just before the bridge to Valentia Island along the Wild Atlantic Way. A sign at the bottom of the hill will point you in the right direction. Our Geodesic Domes are easy to spot as you approach the village from any direction.
We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
We have a limited number of spaces on each tour and often sell out in advance.
No, there is no need to bring a physical copy of your booking confirmation. If you provide your name and email address that the booking was placed under we can locate it within our system. If you are able to bring your booking reference via phone or printed it will make finding your booking quicker.
Portmagee Whiskey Visitor Centre
Yes, we have options to book various meeting and event spaces during the day as well as options to rent out the full Visitor Centre for larger events after our normal opening hours. Please contact the events team for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can arrive at the Visitor Centre without a booking, however we cannot guarantee availability particularly at peak times. We will do our very best to get you on the next available tour but we would advise booking in advance to secure a place on the tour.
Bus Éireann route 279A will bring you to Cahersiveen
From Cahersiveen you can hop on the Local Link bus service:
Yes, there are plenty of available car parking spaces as well as a limited number of parking spaces specifically for coaches outside the Visitor Centre all available for FREE.
About Portmagee Tours
We have four tour options available which last approximately to following:
Founders Journey Tour - 60 minutes including the tasting.
Spirit of the Sea Tour – 50 minutes including the tasting.
Whiskey Tasting Lesson - 25 minutes including the tasting.
360 Immersive Tour – 35 minutes
Yes- all of our tours are fully-guided by one of our Portmagee Whiskey Crewmembers.
If you arrive up to 10 min after your tour time we will try our very best to have you catch up with the tour. If you arrive after this time unfortunately you will not be able to join your scheduled tour. However we will do our very best to get you on the next available tour. We recommend that you arrive 10 mins prior to your scheduled tour time.
Children are welcome to accompany you on the tour. Children under 10 years old are free and 10-17-year-olds are €15 and we offer them a soft drink whilst you enjoy your Portmagee Whiskey.
Whiskey Tasting & Recommendation
We offer tea, coffee, soft drinks or water to any non-Whiskey drinkers.
Yes, we offer Whiskey tastings at the tasting bar every day which includes our range of Portmagee Whiskeys.
If you are new to Whiskey, we would highly recommend doing any of the full tours that include tasting anyway. Portmagee Whiskey can be enjoyed by both beginner and aficionado and our Crew Members will ensure that you can learn to appreciate whiskey even if it is not your normal drink of choice.
No, everyone is welcome to The Portmagee Whiskey gift shop.
Our tours are conducted in English, if you require any additional language support plese contact us in advance to see if we are in a position to accommodate your particular translation requirements.
You can upgrade to one of our other tour options at reception for the cost difference.
Yes, all of our Whiskeys are both gluten free and vegan friendly.