From Grain to Bottle – the Slane Castle Whiskey Walking Tour

rock-farm-slaneRock Farm Slane – From Grain to Bottle Walking Whiskey Tour
This is the first season of walking tours on the Slane Castle estate and in celebration this tour will be given by Alexander Mount Charles focussing on the production of whiskey from the barley trials at Rock Farm to the distillery project at Slane Castle for a tasting of Irish whiskeys.
Tour description
This tour is based on a 2 hour walk from the fields of barley at Rock Farm Slane along the historic Slane Bridge and through the beautiful demesne wood along the old main avenue that carriages used to take to Slane Castle.
The tour includes:

  • A tour of the castle, the Slane Castle Distillery project and a professional whiskey tasting.
  • An introduction to whiskey production, barley growing and organic farming.

The tour will be hosted by Alexander Mount Charles organic farmer and distillery owner.
Monday 4th August 2014
5 hour Guided Tour + lunch + whiskey tasting + refreshments
€55 per person (inc VAT)
Departure time: 10am.
Tea and coffee served at Rock Farm Slane Strawbale Farm Office from 9.30am
Tour Length: 2 hour walk, Slane Food Circle lunch at Slane Castle café (45 minutes); followed by 40 minute tour of castle and 1 hour distillery project tour and whiskey tasting.
Total time: 5 hours including lunch
Route: Easy, small ascent and only one road crossing across Slane Bridge.
Alternative return route: via historic village of Slane including a recommended visit to the Slane Craft Collective and the various tea rooms in Slane.
Discounts are available on overnight accommodation at Rock Farm’s boutique campsite