Irish Whiskey has undergone a major renaissance over the last 20 years and while many pubs have become craft beer havens, a smaller number have embraced the wide range of Irish Whiskey being produced.
In 2015 a number of venues got together to form the Galway Whiskey trail so watch out for information leaflets around the City.
Here are a few great Whiskey loving pubs to get you started.
Garavans pub located on Williamsgate street. An award winning Whiskey menu including a tasting menu awaits in this beautiful family run Pub.
Freeneys Pubs on High street. This Pub and off-licence also has a small fish tackle shop in the building. Freeneys features on the Irish Whiskey trail and you can be assured of some knowledgeable staff to guide you.
Tigh Neachtains at the corner of Quay street and Cross street. This pub has a slightly more bohemian feel and it may be very busy but the Whiskey menu is good and the service friendly.
The Salt House Bar on Ravens terrace. Part of the Galway Bay Brewery stable oubs you will be able to find a great selection of Whiskeys alongside the mammoth craft beer selection.
For more info on Whiskey in Galway or to organise a talk or tour on the history of Whiskey in Galway contact Galway Walking Tours- www.galwaytours.ie