Experience the Lost Art of Whiskey Bonding
Get a taste for life on the Wild Atlantic Way with a visit to JJ Corry, a whiskey bonding experience in rural West Clare.
The lost art of whiskey bonding has been revived and perfected on The McGuane family farm in this idyllic part of Ireland, where whiskey heritage flows through generations.
Sourcing whiskey from established distilleries across the country, the expert team matures them on site and creates never to be repeated blends.
The tradition of whiskey bonding became almost extinct as distilleries closed in the early 1900s and Ireland lost some of its regional whiskeys. See the rebirth of this craft in action on an exclusive whiskey bonding tour of the rackhouse with Louise McCorry, the CEO of JJ Corry, and open a cask full of history, tradition, and incredible whiskey. Uncover the story of how her incredible family run business has revived whiskey bonding, directly from the CEO herself.
The experiences here are as rare as the whiskey itself. It’s time to immerse yourself in the craft of whiskey bonding.
- Gold Medal Whiskey Blends
- Ancient Blending Traditions
- Personal Experiences with the CEO
- Unique Whiskey Blends
- Views of the Wild Atlantic Way
- Horseback Tours
- 15th Century Barn
Whiskey Bonding Tour & Tasting
Step through the doors of the McGuane family barn, where you’ll receive a warm welcome. Expert guides lead you around the flavour library, a purpose built bonded rackhouse, stacked with wooden casks of maturing whiskey. Breathe in the luxurious scents and enjoy popping open a cask of premium whiskey, tasting the next award-winning creation.
Learn about the story of JJ Corry, the local whiskey bonder who developed the ancient tradition in this part of beautiful County Clare. Find the best ways to pair unique flavours and create your own, bespoke whiskey blend to take home as a souvenir from tour visit.
Finish your tour over lunch in the barn with some of the McGuane family and hear the story behind their passion for the craft of whiskey bonding. Taste the JJ Corry whiskey blends, specifically selected to suit your palette.
Horseback Whiskey Tour
Saunter through peaceful countryside on a horseback ride along the Wild Atlantic Way with Louise McGuane, the CEO of JJ Corry and one of the family members responsible for the comeback of whiskey bonding. During your scenic tour of this stunning part of Ireland, Louise shares her passion and knowledge, revealing tantalising details of the bonding process and setting the scene for your tour.
Once back at the farm, the story of JJ Corry and the whiskey bonding continues as tour guides show you the ancient art being revived before your very eyes.
JJ Corry & Dromoland Castle Collaboration
We are thrilled to have collaborated with our Cooraclare friends and neighbours, whiskey bonders JJ Corry, guests can now enjoy a bottle of the finest single malt and single cask Irish whiskey bonded in this very unique location along the Wild Atlantic Way. Irish whiskey bonding is the practice of sourcing whiskey from third party Irish distilleries before maturing it on-site and then finishing or blending it to create unique stand-alone whiskeys. The JJ Corry, Dromoland Castle Blend is a unique 17-year-old single cask single malt and can be enjoyed from the comfort of Dromoland Castle's Cocktail Bar or purchased from the hotel.