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“Lovely bar at the beginning of the tour.”

Jameson Distillery Bow St.
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Jameson Distillery Bow St. Experience
Ranked #40 of 568 things to do in Dublin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Since John Jameson's brave first steps into this building in 1780, we've been focused on his ambition to create unforgettable experiences (along with great whiskey, of course). The new look Jameson Distillery Bow St. carries on this ambition through five fully guided experiences: Bow St. Experience Distillery Tour, Premium Whiskey Tasting, Whiskey Blending Class, Whiskey Cocktail Making Class, and a Cask Draw Experience in Dublin's only Live Maturation Warehouse - all of which have a firm focus on immersive storytelling. You'll be invited to touch, smell, and most importantly, taste Jameson in the original Bow St. Distillery buildings. The only way to get closer to the source would be to have John Jameson guide you through the distillery himself.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 6, 2012

The bar at the front was really cool. It is situated over the top of the original fermentation vessels which you can see through the glass floor. The Irish coffee at the bar was fantastic and the bar staff were really informative and nice. They actually tell you to take the drink with you on the tour and not slam it in a hurry as that would be alcohol abuse. Now, if only more of the tour was as awesome as that. Following a very lame video that tells you nothing, you get a tour of what might have been. It is not bad. The best thing about this tour was the tasting. We found out that we love Jameson's whiskey which is smooth like Canadian whiskey. We ended up with a small bottle from the gift shop and another round of coffee at the bar after the tour.

Thank TracyMegan
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

The tour is great. Our Tour Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the Distillery. We enjoyed the taster at the end of the tour. The staff were all very welcoming and we found it good value for money.

Thank Nicola C
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

i am not a whiskey drinker but this was a pretty decent tour showing you the whole distilling process and the history of Jameson. The Guinness Storehouse was more enjoyable but that could be to do with it being my preferred drink :)

Thank iona31
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

This was a wonderful tour. We walked from our hotel to the Guinness tour and didn't care for it that much. Then we decided to walk up to the Jameson Distillary. It was worth all the walking.

First off, coming right from the Guinness tour I would say the Jameson one was better. The facility seemed more appropriate and not "cheesy" like the Guinness.

The tour guide did a good job explaining without putting me to sleep. We did just land from an 8 hour flight.

Best of all was the tasting at the end. It was very well done and in fact my wife became an official Jameson whiskey taster. Certificate and all!!!

If you like whiskey or beer choose whiskey! If you have time for both, do them back to back and then take a cab home :-)

Thank watchyoursix
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Old Jameson Distillery is highly entertaining for our foreign visitors as many have not encountered an experience like this before. The tour is interesting and informative but the highlight for us at the end was the tasting. It's always worth making your visitor volunteer for the specialised tasting so they get a flavour of many whiskeys.

Thank AngelaCelbridge
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