A unique tour of its kind, The Old Jameson Distillery tour covers the true spirit of Ireland. Originally built in 1780, this Distillery is now a museum only with fun interactive tours and interesting guides with a great sense of humor!
A visit to the OLD JAMESON DISTILLERY is an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to re-live the story of John Jameson & Son. First you see a movie about John Jameson and then you move on to the exhibition where You will discover the time honoured secret of how three simple ingredients - water , barley and yeast - are transformed into Jameson Irish Whiskey.
After the Tour , all visitors are rewarded with a Jameson signature drink and lucky volunteers are selected to participate in a whiskey comparison and earn a personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate(which I did!).
Adult - €11.00
Student - €9.00
Senior Citizen - €9.00
Under 18s - €6.00
Group 15+ - €9.00
Internet rate 10% discount.
We haven´t been so many places like this before,and we found it interesting.I´m not so much a whiskey-lover,but I took it with coke,and it was bettre than I thought.For whiskey-lovers this is of course a sin to do..We were surprised to see allmost everyone drink their whiskey with cranberry juice.We had never seen that before,and my husband has even been a waiter!
Our guide was Italian,and maybe that´s why she spoke "not so Irish way"and was easy to understand.(In the Dublin castle we had little troble to understand all of the guides stories).
Special mention must be given to guy in ticket-office.When he saw us,he asked"Do you allready know good places,where they play your kind of music?"We told,that actually no.He took a map,and write and draw there places we should visit.It´s fun,when you can see from the look of someone,witch kind of music you like.We are like friends,even if we don´t know each other.Once we even got a table in restaurant witch was full,when waiter realized,we are like him.Sometimes I wonder is it so obiuos really?
This guided tour was very good. The guides are enthusiastic, if a little hyper. The whisky is good, the tour is well organised. I recommend.
The one bug-bear is 4 volunteers do some tasting at the end, they get a certificate...i think everybody should get one!
The distillery was included on our city tour, and we went early.
When we got to the distillery, they were mopping the ladies room floor and wouldn't let us in, so we had to use the handicapped bathroom. The actual distillery is out in the country now, so the old distillary building is just for tours. They took us through the whole process and then gave us a free whiskey drink. My grandson and Ryan got coke and I got cranberry juice with no whiskey in it.
They picked two women and two men to be tasters at the end. One of the women was Annie (Ryan's mom) and one of the men was Bill who has a Pearson 34 in Maine and the other was Jim who was one of the kings at the banquet the first night. That was appropriate as his stated goal was to drink at as many pubs as possible.
They gave them three Irish whiskeys, one Scotch whiskey and one US whiskey (Johnny Walker). Annie picked another Irish whiskey with Gold in the name which is made by a subsidiary of Jameson. Everyone else picked the Jameson.
At just 9 euros, the jameson whiskey tour is good value and everyone qualifies for a free drink at the conclusion of the tour. Duration of the tour is about an hour and the guides are knowledgeable friendly and entertaining. Much better value than the Guinness tour over the river.
this is the site of john jameson's distillery which produced irish whiskey from 1780 to 1970. today it is an interesting museum explaining the production of whiskey and the difference between irish whisky and scotch whiskey. at the end of the 45 minute tour you can sample some of their products.
A tour of the distillery is about €8 but we got in free with our Dublin pass. They don't actually make the whiskey on this site as production moved out of Dublin many years ago. However this allows them to take you right through the process without getting in the way. We had a very amusing guide who clearly explained the process and how Irish whiskey differs from American whiskey or Scotch. After the tour we were led to the bar area where everyone got a drink of Jamesons and their choice of mixer - water, ginger ale or cola. Jamesons and ginger ale is lovely and is actually known as a "Jimmy & Ginger". Three people were also chosen to take part in a comparison taste test between Jamesons, a Scottish whisky and Jack Daniels.
I'd say this tour is definitely worth doing and the building itself has been done up very nicely. They have a small bar/cafe area in reception plus the obligatory gift shop.
We decided to skip the more expensive tour of the Guinness warehouse and the Jameson tour was recommended by our new local VT friends. So Charles, Nathalie, my husband Joe, and myself took a nice walk along the Liffey river to the old distillery. Our new friends also prepared us for the fact that at the beginning of the tour they would ask for volunteers and that Nathalie and I should immediately raise our hands. Well, we were ready and when she asked for 2 men and 2 women volunteers, we were there with no hesitation. I got picked but she obviously didn't want to pick both of us because we were together. But she looked around the room and no one else was as fearless as we were so then she picked Nathalie too. So ciambella and ellenh are now certified, qualified Irish whiskey tasters. We have certificates to prove it too.
In anycase it was fun and informative and it was inexpensive.
If you love Irish Whiskey go to the Jameson Distillery. It's not an active distillery, but they do age some whiskey there and it smells great in the room with the casks aging. You'll learn about the whole distillation process. Make sure you volunteer when they ask for them after the introductory film as you'll get to be a whiskey taster. The tour comes with a free glass of whiskey, but the tasters get to sample other brands for comparison purpose as well as get the regular glass. *hic*
The Jameson old distillery is another of the MUSTS in Dublin. The actual distilling is today performed in the distillery outside Cork on the south of the island.
The old distillery in Smithfield, Dublin 7 is today a fantastic museum of the art of making whiskey. Yes, it's supposed to be spelled with an "e", as that is the way the irish spell it. You will enjoy a guided tour in the distillery starting with a movie, then a tour and finally you get to taste the whiskey. Just remember that four volunteers will be picked after the movie to perform a whiskey tasting with five different whiskeys (2 male and 2 female volunteers). Be quick with your hand up!
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