I have never tasted Guinness before. I decided to go for it. This was so much fun! I did not take the basic tour so I have nothing to compare. But this was personal, behind the scenes, comprehensive and fun. I would highly recommend it!
I would recommend the Connoisseur experience to anyone who would prioritize the Guinness Storehouse as one of the locations they have to visit in Dublin. The experience was beyond my expectations and my face seemed to hurt from all the laughs and smiling while in the exclusive bar room. We received enough Guinness, history, and jokes to make the extra seem all too worth the price. Alan was our guide and he did a fantastic job at facilitating a warm welcoming atmosphere! 10/10
This was pricey, but one of the funnest things on the trip! I bought this tour for my husband and he loved the private bar experience. Darren, our bartender/guide was funny and knowledgeable about all things Guinness and gave great recommendations of places to go afterwards. We are now Certified in serving Guinness draught!
We had a great time with the connoisseur experience. Ian was our tour leader. He was very knowledgeable about the products. We were able to sample four Guinness beers and were taught how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. Would highly recommend this experience!
I can and #39;t imagine going to the Guinness factory without this tour. It was the highlight of our trip!
This tour was a highlight of our trip! For beer lovers out there, the connoisseur experience is highly recommended. Make sure to set aside plenty of extra time to make your way through the rest of the storehouse. There and #39;s so much to see and do, you could easily take a half day to see it all.
One word to sum up this tour..Outstanding! When I booked the tour I had the choice between the general tour and the VIP, I opted for the Connoisseur and it was a good choice. we arrived at the Storehouse and were put into a entrance queue, I gave them our voucher and we were instructed to move to the side of the room. We were then escorted into a bar and grouped into about 16 others. About 10 minutes later our guide Darrin came over and took us to the private bar area. What a beautiful location, all dark wood, subdued lighting and a wonderful bar. Darrin then led us through the tasting and history of Guinness, what a treat to do this at a very leisurely pace. He then taught us how to pour a proper pint and then enjoy the fruits of our class. If you re going to book a tour to Guinness do the Connoisseur, you will not be disappointed.
I can't imagine going there and not doing this experience, definitely a highlight of our tour there
Aaron was our bartender and he was great! We loved all that we learned and tried, well worth the money to get the experience!
The self guided tour of the process and the history was well worth doing. The connoisseur tasting was fantastic, a great mix of history and generous tastings of 5 different brews.
Conneisseur experience was absolutely, unequivocally worth every Euro. Private bar is amazing. Donal was an awesome party host. Slainte!!
I would recommend this tour. We did it for my husbands birthday and he truly loved it. It was a lot of fun. And the beer tasting was great.
The storehouse wouldn't have been the same without getting to experience this connoisseur taste. Plenty of Guinness, a small group of people and all with the same desire to learn how to pour the perfect pint. It was a really fun time!
If you are lucky enough to acquire a voucher/ticket to this experience, you are in for a treat! This is such an unique experience that only 50 people get to do each day out of the 5000 visitors to Guinness each day. You get to try 4 half-pints of various Guinness beer while learning about the origins and history of the various Guinness beers, as well as learn how to pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness! Thanks to this experience I have broadened my Guinness taste, while still loving Draught, and have a higher standard for what I expect from my server when I order a Guinness Draught. We also had an outstanding guide named Alan who made the experience so memorable!
Really a great experience. The lines were wrapped around the building so it was a relief to beat the line and enter a room with only 20 people with an excellent tasting and pouring experience. Our host was entertaining and we all had a good time!
I would highly recommend this Experience!
Fabulous experience - totally worth upgrading from the normal your. The tasting room was an incredible room and the guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Simply wonderful
The Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience is well worth the extra above the regular Guinness tour. We had a designated expert which guided us to a private bar room with about 12-14 total people and gave us the history of Guinness along with 4 tasters these were about 1/2 pint tasters, not just a little splash. We all then learned how to pour our own full pint of Guinness which we enjoyed. Upon the completion of the private experience about 90 minutes we were given a choice of which Guinness we would like to take in a bottle with us. This was all in addition to the regular Guinness tour. It was amazing and we would recommend upgrading to the Connoisseur tour. A great value.
the only way to do the Guinness tour...private room a guide to take us thru the history of Guinness taste testing different beers trained to pull the best Guinness beer to consume takeaway bottles of your favourite from the taste test and a voucher to get a drink upstairs overlooking Dublin. A must for beer lovers!
This was a really amazing tour. It is a small group in a private room with a beer connoisseur. It was incredibly informative as well as fun. Plus there was a ton of beer! You learn how to properly pour a Guinness which is a memorable experience. Highly recommended!
Highlight of our trip! The connisseur tasting room was above and beyond our expectations. Darren our host and master connisseur was charming and made the experience very enjoyable. And of course, the best part was the Guinness!!
Andreia M Portugal
Great fun! The Connoisseur was very nice and the tasting was absolutely amazing! you try different types of Guinness and learn about the story of Guinness and the Storehouse. Once the Connoisseur experience is finished you take with you a bottle of your favorite Guinness. After that you can go around and explore the Storehouse. We had a great time and had lots of guinnessess!
This is something I would recommend to anyone. It was a great time and they explained everything. They made you feel comfortable the whole time.
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