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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 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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New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I was here on a Friday afternoon and it was very busy. The poor tour guides were rushed off their feet and the people on the desk were less then helpful and I though this experience was going to be terrible. I went on the tour and I was less then enthusiastic after my first experience in the distillery. However... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the distillery in August and enjoyed the hour-long tour, and our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Sampling whiskeys afterwards earned us a souvenir diploma of our visit.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We came in the afternoon and had to wait for the next tour. Parts of the tour were interesting but other parts were quite dull and boring, such as the presentation. I think they should stream it out in the lobby area for people to watch while they wait for the tour. I must say though, the Jameson was very... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A really excellent experience/tour Our guide took us through the whole experience of the Jameson Irish Whisky History and manufacturing process As a whisky

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I bought a tour as a gift to my boyfriend who is a big whiskey fan. The tour itself is very good, a nice bit of history about the city as well. The building is great and well cared for and the cafe has some really nice food. I would recomend this but only if you have a taste/interest in... More

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went on this tour with my mom and younger sister. Didn't know a whole lot about whiskey previous to this tour and certainly feel like I learned gained some knowledge of the process of making it from the tour! Our tour guide was a French girl...can't remember her name. But any who, she was funny and engaging. They show... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The strongest asset of the Jameson Distillery are the tour guides. The guides lead you through the distillery and tell the story of Jameson in a very amusing and fascinating way. In the end you can taste whiskey, even compare the famous Jameson with an American and a Scottish whiskey. Overall an interesting experience.

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Lyngby-Taarbak Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The tour starts with a look back in time at the old Jamesons distillery. Followed by a tour where you are walked through the process of making whiskey. Our guide was Pat and he did a wonderful job of getting us through the tour with the humor and informations. Remember to volunteer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed going round the Jameson factory and finding out all about how whiskey is made!! If you get the option make sure you take the green tubes as you will get to taste the different whiskeys and only 8 out of each tour group get to do this! If you do this you get a certificate too!

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very informative tour, not just about Jamison but also about other whiskey makers. They take you step by step thru the process, then you can participate in a very informative tasting experience.

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