Dublin Whiskey Trail FAQs

Who decides which Dublin whiskey venues are awarded free listings on the Dublin Whiskey Trail?

Our editor is the well known Irish Whiskey writer Stuart McNamara who is also the editor of IrishWhiskey.com and several other Irish and International whisk(e)y sites. Stuart has personally selected all of the whiskey venues listed on the Dublin Whiskey Trail. Stuart also consults regularly with his fellow Irish and International Whiskey Bloggers to obtain their feedback, suggestions and nominations for awards each year.


Do Pubs and other whiskey venues pay for their listings on the Dublin Whiskey Trail?

No. All listings are by award and invitation only and are completely free of charge to the top 20 venues who are lucky enough to be selected each year for an award. This also ensures that the Dublin Whiskey Trail is unbiased and not influenced by commercial influences.

What’s the difference between the Irish Whiskey Way and the Dublin Whiskey Trail?

The Dublin Whiskey Trail lists the top 20 Irish Whiskey venues in Dublin. The Irish Whiskey way will list the top 20 Irish Whiskey venues on the island of Ireland. We have plans to roll our additional whiskey Trail sites for Cork and Belfast in early 2016. We also have plans to roll out similar sites for the Edinburgh Whisky Trail, Glasgow Whisky Trail, Japanese Whisky Trail and Indian Whisky Trail. We have no direct association with the Galway Whiskey Trail other than being very proud to consider them as some of our favourite Irish Whiskey Friends! We will also be launching an International Irish Whiskey Pub Guide in 2016 at IrishWhiskey Pub.com

Do you charge the whiskey companies to advertise or list on the Dublin Whiskey Trail?

Yes we do! We charge a nominal annual listing fee on a brand by brand basis. It is these advertisers who pay for the ongoing development, promotion and running of the sites. If you would like to create a listing profile page for your whiskey brand, just contact Stuart directly or use the contact form on this site.