If you’re a fan of Irish Whiskey, you’ll enjoy this exhibition loacted in a restored building that was part of the original Jameson distillery. Whiskey was produced here from 1780 to 1971 and the exhibition takes you through the history of the site and the legacy of the brand along with other Irish brands.
You hear about the difference between Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey too (apart from the missing letter that is). After your tour you can do a comparison taste in the bar.
Your visit begins with an introductory film, after which you are guided through the exhibition area with its re-created distillery scene before a visit to the bar.
There is a decent sized gift shop you can visit too with Whiskey and branded merchandise on sale. We very much enjoyed the tour at the distillery, but we have a Jameson drinker in the family, and that connection helped with experience. We did feel it was a little over priced, but the Whiskey at the end made up for that!
The Old Jameson Distillery is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Adult admission is 13 Euros (2011 prices) but entry is free with the Dublin Pass. The Jameson Distillery is on Bow Street in the Smithfield area of Dublin.
Location & Contact
Address: Old Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Tel: + 353 (1) 8072348
The disillery is not far from Christ Church Cathedral. The recommended route from Trinity College is to take Dame Street to Lord Edward Street to Christchurch Place. Carry on past Christchurch Cathedral and take the next right onto Bridge Street. Head straight over Merchants Quay and Fr. Mathew bridge across Arran Quay. Walk up Church Street past St. Michans Cathedral and then take the next left onto May Lane /Bow Street. We used the Dublin Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour to get to the distillery – it stops right outside.
More on the Old Jameson Distillery
Dublin City Guide – From our sister site, Free-City-Guides.com
Dublin Pass – Free entry to the Old Jameson Distillery
Old Jameson Distillery – Official Website
Dublin Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour – Stops outside the Distillery
Jameson Irish Whiskey – Wikipedia
Hotels near the Old Jameson Distillery – Lowest price guarantee from Hotels.com
Dublin Guide Books – Amazon.com (US & Canada)
Dublin Guide Books – Amazon.co.uk (UK)