The Jameson Distillery introduces visitors to one of Ireland’s famous alcoholic beverages, aside from Guinness: Irish whiskey. Established by John Jameson in 1780, this whiskey is triple distilled to be extra smooth. The Old Jameson Distillery Dublin exposes visitors to where the famous whiskey is made, and it provides a few tastes as well. The Dublin Distillery tour starts at the beginning, revealing the history over more than two centuries of Irish whiskey. Fascinating facts will be revealed as you tour though one of the most interesting historic buildings in the city of Dublin, and whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or not, you’ll still enjoy this unique attraction.
Many visitors choose to visit the Jameson Distillery and also the Guinness Storehouse when visiting Dublin. They are located close to each other, despite being on opposite sides of the River Liffey. Learning about the history of the drinks is sure to give you a deeper appreciation for them next time you order a Guinness or a Jameson at your home pub. The Dublin distillery tour will provide you with plenty of interesting facts to share with your family and friends after your trip to Dublin, and you can bring back a few bottles of whiskey straight from the source as well.
The Old Jameson Distillery Dublin is open seven days per week, including on bank holidays, from 9 am to 6.30 pm; the last tour departs at 5.30pm. If you are visiting around Good Friday or Christmas, do check ahead of time, as the distillery is closed around these holidays. Tickets for the Jameson Distillery are on the pricier side, compared with some other Dublin attractions, but there are discounts available for senior citizens and a family package of tickets that includes admission for two adults and three children. This discount, combined with the large number of free attractions around Dublin, might keep a trip to the distillery within your vacation budget.
The Dublin distillery tour is available in different languages. If you require a tour in a language other than English, make a request online to avoid disappointment. The tour isn’t only serious business of history and science; it is full of opportunities for fun as well. Take a seat at JJ’s Bar or grab something to eat at 3rd Still Restaurant. If you’re looking to bring something special home as a souvenir, the gift shop has many ideas to tempt you. Located in the Smithfield neighborhood of Dublin, this tour is also an opportunity to explore a historic district of the city.
The Old Jameson Distillery Dublin hosts special events from time to time, and it’s worth checking ahead to see what the distillery has on tap during your trip. One recent example of an event was Jameson Ballad Night. This evening brought together music, food, and whiskey, beginning with a guided tour of the distillery before heading to the 1780 bar for a delicious meal and entertainment from resident musicians. The chef even used Jameson during the creation of the cuisine. Events such as these are unique way to enjoy your Irish vacation, and a trip to the distillery will teach you that there is definitely more than one way to enjoy your Jameson.
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