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“Learn About the Art & Science of Whisky Making” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre
Bury Quay | Tullamore, Tullamore, Ireland
+353 57 9325015
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Tullamore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Situated right in the heart of Ireland, there is an incredible experience that has been waiting for you since 1829. Join us at the newly renovated home of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and immerse yourself in the history and magic that lies inside the walls of this 19th century bonded warehouse, where our whiskey making tradition began.Located on the banks of the grand canal in Tullamore, the Visitor Centre has been beautifully restored to all its original glory. Once inside, you can enjoy a true Irish welcome and a guided tour which blends both audiovisual and traditional storytelling to help you see, smell, taste and understand the craft, time and passion dedicated to each glass of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.The Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre is just over an hour from Dublin, located off the main Dublin to Galway motorway. You can also get to us by rail - we’re just a stone’s throw away from the Tullamore railway station. So call in today and join us in raising a glass of complimentary Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. We’ll be here waiting to welcome you.
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“Learn About the Art & Science of Whisky Making”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was a bit disappointed to learn that Tullamore Dew is not made in Tullamore, but rather in Cork. However, a new factory is opening in April just outside Tullamore, so perhaps changes will be made to the tour. At present, we toured the old Distillary in Tullamore with a very knowledgeable guide who explained each step in the whiskey production process. At the end of the tour, we were presented with three different Tullamore Dew products and encouraged to try them and evaluate them. Very informative and educational experience.

Visited November 2013
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“wkiskey making and tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is difficult to find and not well advertised but worth the visit on a cold November day. It is situated beside the canal which is pretty in itself. The warehouse is beautifully restored and the tour guide was exceptional in her knowledge of the brewery and exuberant in her delivery. Off course we were very happy with the tasting session of three diferent whiskeys.

Visited November 2013
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“Disappointing Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The visitor centre is situated in the centre of Tullamore and well sign posted. It does not have a car park but there are several pay and display car parks in the area. The visitor centre is situated in the old bonded warehouse at the side of the Grand Canal. They have obviously spent a lot of money both on the visitor centre and the quay alongside, it is most impressive. We arrived just after noon and consequently missed the 12 o’clock tour. The next tour was 1 o’clock but we were informed that it would probably leave at 1.30. We were told that we couldn’t book a place on the tour so we went for a lunch in their café. My wife and I both had a sandwich and after a wait of 25 min had to remind the waitress of our order. The sandwiches had been delivered to the bar and she had forgotten them. Consequently my wife’s toasted sandwich was cold. The one good thing was that the manager noticed what had happened and apologised most profusely. He gave us another pot of tea and a plate of chocolate brownies at no charge which was appreciated.
At 1.15 we were back at the tour desk to be told that the 1pm (now 1.30pm) tour would now depart at 2pm, possibly 2.30 pm and we couldn’t be guaranteed a place on it. We weren’t prepared to wait that long and left. Apart from the manager who seemed to have most things under control the place seemed very chaotic with most of the staff not up to scratch. I doubt we will return.

Visited November 2013
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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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“Definitely worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

With plans to focus our drive around Ireland on whiskey and Guiness, our second stop was in Tullamore. The Visitor Centre puts on a very nice tour, educating all on what differentiates good Irish whiskey from other types. Our tour leader was very pleasant, and very knowledgeable - of course who could doubt that wonderful brogue speaking about the fine characteristics of Irish whiskey. Of course the best thing about any whiskey tour is the tasting. Unlike another famous distillery in Midleton, all guests on the Tullamore tour partake in the tasting. And a fine tasting it is! Nice liberal pour featuring several of their brands, and thanks to someone having a birthday, she broke out a special bottle of their premium warehouse special. It was a wonderful treat, and certainly worth the drive to Tullamore.

Visited September 2013
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“Take the time to go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was the second distillery tour we took and were we glad we did. The tour is really educational and explains what goes into the making of Irish Whiskey. The tour guide was very informative and the videos were interesting. The place has some history to it so it is worth going there. I always thought the DEW in the brand name was dew on the moors or something but you will have to take the tour to find out.

Visited October 2013
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