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The Old Jameson Distillery

Bow Street | Smithfield Village, Dublin 7, Ireland (North City Centre)
+353 1 807 2355
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Ranked #78 of 204 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Join us for a guided tour through the romantic past of Irish Whiskey making, learn about the Angels Share, Triple Distillation and above all the... more » Owner description: Join us for a guided tour through the romantic past of Irish Whiskey making, learn about the Angels Share, Triple Distillation and above all the smooth taste of Jameson Irish Whiskey.Open 7 days all year, the journey begins with an audio visual presentation followed by a walk through the recreated distillery and culminates in the Jameson Discovery Bar with a complimentary glass of Jameson and a chance to become a "Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster". The Jameson Gift Shop, Bars & Restaurant all offer so much more than just a tour, but an exciting and engaging experience at the Home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The distillery is interesting, but they DO NOT make whiskey there. So, it was more like a historical walk than a tour of an operating unit. If you cannot visit a true distillery, this will do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Either book your tickets on-line or get here, buy your tickets and get lunch or an Irish coffee. Nobody just walks in and gets to tour. You are accompanied by a guide and they only take 30 at a time. Your tickets tell you what tour you are on, and that is your assigned time to go. I was selected... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband is a huge fan of scotch but really wanted to do whiskey tours when we were in Ireland. Keep in mind this is NOT a working distillery. It's a journey through how it is made, but you don't actually get to see anything being made (honestly, having been on many brewery/distillery tours, they are all fundamentally the same... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The old distillery has been tastefully converted to a visitor centre. The introductory video (various subtitles) is a brilliant presentation of the history of the making of whiskey by the Jameson family. The tour explains the production of whiskey from various ingredients using practical artifacts. At the end of the tour an number of visitors are selected to taste the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is not worth doing. There is no real Jameson being made here. It's over priced and not very interesting.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My last visit been since 2006, i do recall how fun it was and well worth my time. Great info as you tour and of course a real tasting. I also lived in Dublin with my family as a child no one ever told me about it even as i grew into adult years. I had to discover it and... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is actually really cool even though it is not a working distillery. Parts of the tour are set up to reflect how things looked when the distillery first opened and overall the tour is very informative. Onto the important part - the samples that everyone complains about! Sure it is true, only 7-8 people on a ~30 person... More

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a Monday mid afternoon we had a 45 minute wait which was not too bad. We enjoyed an Irish Coffee while waiting - nothing special but ok. The tour itself was quite informative and I was lucky to get picked for the comparative testing. All in all, a good tour.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well… short but enjoyable visit! Here is the tip: because is very busy book online your tickets or go earlier to the cash desk there and if you’ll have a big gap between pay and tour you can go and relax in the Phoenix park is not far from or just sit in restaurants there, it’s nice. Till waiting on... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived in the early afternoon and purchased tickets, but had to wait for 2 hours for our tour to begin as everything was sold out until then. Fortunately, there are quite a few restaurants in the area so it was easy to pass the time. Our tour guide, Eloise, was very knowledgeable and friendly, so the actual tour experience... More

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