While Jameson’s Dublin location is the more well-known destination, the Midleton Distillery, which produces Jameson, Midleton and Red Breast whiskeys, should be at the top of any whiskey drinker’s must-visit list. Located a short drive from Cork, the facility has been producing some of the country’s greatest whiskeys since 1975. Learn about the spirit’s creation and see how a large-scale distillery operates, then grab a bite (and a dram) at The Malt House, the distillery’s on-site restaurant. Don’t forget to hit the expansive shop before you leave, especially if the newly released Midleton Very Rare 2017 is in your budget. For those who want an even deeper dive, there’s the Irish Whiskey Academy, which offers an experience that will give you expert-level knowledge of Irish whiskey and, more importantly, a premium tasting.