International Learning Visit

Technical Tour to Ireland

From Wednesday 12th October to Friday 14th October 2022

By the Scottish Section

Calling IBD Scottish member!

You are invited to take part in a technical tour to Ireland.

The itinerary, with base in Dublin, is being arranged by the Scottish Section to visit the following distilleries and breweries:

  • Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Tullamore Distillery
  • Church of Oak Distillery
  • Teeling Distillery
  • Guinness Open Gate Brewery
  • Roe & Co Distillery
  • Whiplash Brewery
  • Pearse Lyons Distillery
  • Dublin Liberties Distillery
  • Jamesons Dublin

The cost will be £400 per person and numbers will be limited to 20 allocated on a first-come basis.

Included in the £400 cost are all visits, tastings, lunches, coach transport, one evening meal and hotel accommodation in Dublin City for 2 nights.


Why you should attend:

  • Get an insight at the Church of Oak Distillery into commissioning a brand new multi-grain distillery, at Tullamore D.E.W., consider the engineering challenges of building a store for 50,000 casks and expanding a distillery founded in 1826.
  • Open up your mind at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and begin dreaming in beer with experimental styles for the new age.
  • See real-life opportunities for considering brewing and distillation ingredients, vatting profiles, flavour development, maturation and cask selection.

Interested in attending?

Please email IBD Scottish Section Treasurer, Nicola Charleston. 

She will advise you if you have been successful in your application and also the account to which payment needs to be made by BACS.


Flights to Dublin

The cost above does NOT include flights to/from Dublin and it is the attendee’s responsibility to make their own flight arrangements and to be at Dublin Airport for coach pick-up before 10:00 on 12th October 2022.

Please do NOT make your flight arrangements until your attendance is confirmed by the IBD Scottish Section Treasurer.

  • Edinburgh flights to Dublin with Ryanair are currently £22.99 for the 08:05 landing at 09.05 in Dublin and £23.79 for the 22:00 hrs return.
  • Glasgow flights to Dublin with Ryanair are currently £16.99 for the 08:45 landing at 09:40 in Dublin and £21.74 for the 20:30 hrs return