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James Distillery

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What would Ireland be without a real Irish whisky. Sadly, very little remains of the once proud industry. Getting a real Irish whisky these days is not easy at all. Most independent distilleries have been taken over by the French. Unfortunately, this includes all the icons of the industry, including the famous Jameson distillery in Dublin. The fact that the distilleries are now part of foreign conglomerates doesn’t make the whiskey any worse, but it is a matter of pride for the Irish.

Important: The tour through the James Distillery should be booked online in advance due to the high demand:   Link to the booking page with more information

A whisky representative I once met in my local tavern told me, that the only remaining Irish (I have never heard that name before) distillery these days, exports pretty much everything it produces. That in itself would not have surprised me, but he also told me that the main part of the “water of life” (uisce beatha gespr. Ischke bacha) goes to Aldi. So their Irish whisky really still deserves the name. The things you learn in a pub.

If you are interested in the history of whisky, I can only recommend the Old Jameson Distillery in Bow Street, in the heart of the city. I would actually recommended even if you don’t care about the history of Irish whiskey one bit. It is just fun.

As visitor you are introduced to the wonderful world of whisky. The tour is all about my favourite whisky Jameson of course. One learns all kinds of interesting and edifying things about the water of life and of course there is also a sip from the bottle at the Jameson Bar.

The tour may be super touristic, but in this case it doesn’t bother me at all. It’s really Irish and even those who are not interested in the technical finesse of whisky production will get their money’s worth at the latest at the tasting. You can even take an exam to become a certified “Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster”. Admit it, that is pretty cool. And the atmosphere on these tours is always pretty good as you can imagine.

Important: The tour through the James Distillery should be booked online in advance. The sell out quickly, so you otherwise could end up waiting for hours or – if you are late in the afternoon you might not get in at all.

Opening hours: Status 2020

The distillery is open 7 days a week.
Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 18.00
Friday, Saturday 10 to 19.00 hours
Sunday 10 to 6:00.

Entrance fees Distillery Tour: Status 2020
There are different tours. Standard is the Distillery Tour, but there are also the Tasting Experience and different courses.

If you don’t book online, make sure to be early. Capacity is limited and the interest is high.

Important: The tour through the James Distillery should be booked online in advance due to the high demand:   Link to the booking page with more information

Adults €25.00
students €19.00
Seniors €19.00

address:
Bow St
Smithfield Village
Dublin 7


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