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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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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #75 of 201 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It was a great tour. The film at the beginning was quite well done. And they did a nice job accommodating non-English speakers. The Distillery is now just a museum piece but you do learn about the history of the whiskey process. The actual distillery is somewhere else. Our tickets included a shot of whiskey at the end. There is... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

The guide was good and very knowledgeable and was an OK tour until the weird end where you end up having the guide saying to 8 people out of 30ish 'can you taste the difference' and 'we really want you to notice the difference' well actually no I can't because I am not one of the 8 who have been... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Totally agree with the review below! There was about 30 of us on our tour, most of which were Americans, when it came to choosing the 8 people to do the tasting of course they were all the Americans, me being Scottish, my husband who is English, there were a Swiss couple on the tour too...we all just sat around... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

You are told at the beginning of the tour that secrets will be revealed. It's nothing that can't be found on the internet. They do get specific about some details which is quite good. Very informative if you haven't done prior research. The guide was quite funny. There is an exclusive bottle available at the distillery (€55). A must if... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Basically, this is a museum tour - you will miss the scents and the feeling of a working distillery. Tour guide was not very enthusiastic - he just gave the basics quickly in each room and asked 'any questions?' hurriedly before carrying on. I would recommed a whiskey distillery tour for a friend but not this tour.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We did not have enough time to do both the Guiness and the Jamieson tour so we decided to do the latter. It was excellent and the finale was even better. It was a highlight. Be careful in the gift shop since you can spend a lot very quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Awesome tour guide. Made me appreciate Jameson and how it really stands apart from other Whiskey. The tasting at the end was so fun and the certificate I got for participating is going in a frame for sure!

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The tour price was reasonable (15€) and the tour guide did a good job. It was a basic tour, but included whiskey tasting for a few individuals. Gift shop, restaurant, and cafe are all nice as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I found this tour very very interesting. Although whiskey wouldn't be my drink of choice I have gained an appreciation for it after this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly and willing to answer any questions we had. Before the tour began I got a hot whiskey at the bar- defiantly the best I've ever had! At... More

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Sligeach, Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very interesting tour with an excellent guide who made the tour interesting & informative. Definitely worth a look.

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