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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 #94 of 286 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Join us for a guided tour through the romantic past of Irish Whiskey...
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Type: History Museums, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
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 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.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This was a group led tour and the host was great. Had smaller examples of all of the machinery used in the distillery - which made the tour more interesting. Everyone had the opportunity to taste test the three different whiskeys as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

They only seem to have one or maybe two types open in the souvenir store for sample, but plenty of whiskeys to choose from. The inside was nice, but we didn't do the tour, so can't comment on that.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We went in the afternoon and didnt have to wait at all. Nice little tour if you are really interested in how whiskey is made. If not you can visit the giftshop and bar without paying for the tour. You do get a glass of Jameson with the tour and you can volunteer for a tasting. I was a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Went on a Saturday early evening tour around 5pm after doing the green bus tour, only a short 45 minute tour but very interesting the detail they go into how the whiskey is made and the distillery process and the history behind it. Of course the tasting is the highlight, not a huge fan of whiskey but tried it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

A 25 minute guided tour with tasting experience. The tour was good & information useful. I'm personally not a lover of whiskey but the rest of the group who do enjoyed it more so. The tasting part also good. But your free Jameson / Jameson with ginger ale at the end is the highlight!! Lovely place inside & friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent and informative tour which includes a tasting and a drink in the bar, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the building was very beautiful. Once you have done the tasting you won't want any of those single or double distilled drinks again !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Was surprised that we had a French tour guide, but then shouldn't have been as Dublin is such a cosmopolitan city. She certainly knew her stuff and the tour was fun & informative. For me, I would have preferred a slower pace with more time to study the pictures and look at the various displays. All the same it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Went here twice during our weekend trip to Dublin. First time was in the evening & we didn't want to wait 1.5 hours to go on the tour...so we paid $22 euro at the bar to do the Jameson tasting: 4 glasses set up on casks. (It says "Reserved" but anyone can do it.) Recommend highly. We came back the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had an awesome time visiting the distillery! The tour was not so long that you got bored, but long enough that you feel like you got your money's worth. It's explained very simply and the tour guides are super nice! I would definitely recommend this tour!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nice venue and friendly staff. The tour seemed very rushed with little to no time to look around. The guide spoke so fast it was hard to understand most of what he said (I'm irish and could still not follow him!) Still I would recommend it if ur interested in whiskey

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