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The Old Jameson Distillery

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Neighborhood: North City Centre
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Address: Bow Street | Smithfield Village, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 807 2355
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The original home of Jameson Irish whiskey since 1780, the Old Jameson...

The original home of Jameson Irish whiskey since 1780, the Old Jameson Distillery has stayed standing through rivalries, recessions, prohibitions and civil wars. The OJD experience invites visitors to explore the storied history behind Ireland's most famous whiskey in an original building of John Jameson's once-sprawling headquarters. As well as delving into Jameson's past, visitors are given a guided tour of the production process and learn the secrets behind the triple-distilled taste. Of course whiskey is made to be enjoyed, so every tour concludes with a comparison tasting in our Jameson bar, followed by a signature Jameson Ginger & Lime drink for you to enjoy.

Jameson Masterclasses are available for the true whiskey advocate or simply sit and linger in one of the bars sipping your favourite Jameson cocktail.

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We chose to visit Jamesons instead of Guinness, and it was a great decision. The tour wasn't very long, but it covered the main points of Jameson history and the whiskey making... read more

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose to visit Jamesons instead of Guinness, and it was a great decision. The tour wasn't very long, but it covered the main points of Jameson history and the whiskey making process. The best bit was definitely the tasting at the end, where we each got 3 small tastes of whiskey; a Jameson, a Scottish Whisky and a Jack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Learned a lot about how whiskey is distilled and enjoyed the tour... 4 stars because they don't really have much by way of tasting... You taste Jameson, a scotch and an American whiskey to compare but the language around 'tasting' is deceiving.

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Loved this tour. We had already done the Guinness storehouse but this is different as you have a guide. I would recommend getting there early to avoid waiting too much. Another well informed and enthusiastic guide who took us through the whole process from grain to bottle. Samples were excellent to taste the difference and the free drink at the... More 

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This tour is similar to the Guinness tour, except its guided. This helps not to miss anything and keep you on pace. Our tour guide was funny and informative. The tour includes a tasting of three whiskeys and a full on drink at the end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely informative experience, the tasting task was a big surprise for me. I really got the vanilla flavour, never noticed it before, and me a whiskey drinker. Food afterward was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the distillery on our second day here in Dublin. The distillery is pretty neat. At first we were hesitant, similar to the Guinness storehouse because of the price. But again, the distillery proofed to be well worth it. Firstly, they give you a guided tour about the history and the process of Jameson whiskey manufacturing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of Whiskey but I absolutely loved the tour. It was very informative and the tour guide was really nice. The lobby is decorated with different Jameson bottles to make it a very pretty atmosphere. And after the tour you get to compare 3 different mini shots of whiskey and then get a complimentary drink at... More 

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Though a little bit challenging to find on foot, the Jameson's tour is well worth the effort. The young woman who led the tour was well-informed and well-rehearsed. Her presentation was both interesting and entertaining. She very professionally weathered some rude behavior from folks on the tour and bravely delivered a top drawer presentation to the rest of us. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Dublin just for this. It was totally worth it. My partner was in love and spent over €200 in the gift shop. Informative and interesting, I even learnt things I didn't know, and I wasn't that interested in it, however our guide Christina changed my view.

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Just finished tour with Bill, he was quite good, great fun. Informative and a nice (hic) break from our Dublin bus tour. A must see along w Guinness brewery. Hmmmmm

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