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The Old Jameson Distillery


Please note: The Old Jameson Distillery is closed for redevelopment until March 2017. You can find updates on the official Jameson website.

Learn all about the world’s favourite Irish whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin. Whether you love the spirit or are sampling it for the first time, a trip here will give you fantastic insight into the beautiful craft of making whiskey from simple ingredients.

John Jameson, the company’s founder, set up Dublin’s Bow Street distillery as far back as 1780. His passion and legacy are still evident in the brand today. You can learn more on a tour of the distillery. Regular tours take place throughout the year and last for around 50 minutes.

By the time you leave the distillery, you’ll have learned about the history of Irish whiskey and the process of making whiskey, from germination and fermentation to distillation and maturation. Each part of the process is vital to the final taste. The tour also touches on the difference between whiskies from across the globe. You'll also receive a complimentary Jameson Ginger and Lime to sample before you are done. If you have a Dublin Pass, don’t forget to use it on entry.

Whiskey tastings and more

If you’re thirsty for more, the Masterclass provides a more in-depth and personal experience, during which you will learn more about the brand and the range. Alternatively, you can take part in the Taste Experience at the bar. This involves enjoying whiskey from a tasting tray while chatting to the knowledgeable bar staff. Whatever experience you choose, it's hard to leave without a newfound knowledge of and admiration for whiskey. You can enjoy the distillery without joining a tour, too. Indulge in a tasty whiskey-themed lunch, or visit the shop.

Located just a short walk from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, the Old Jameson Distillery offers an informative and fun day out.