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“History of Jameson”

Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Ranked #37 of 586 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is more of a production than a tour, but we did enjoy ourselves. The tour consists of a storytelling room where you learn about the history of this distillery, an interactive room where you learn about the process of making whiskey, and a tasting room. It lasts about 45 minutes and concludes in the gift shop, which we bypassed and went straight to the bar for our free drink. It was entertaining, although a bit pricy. We did not get tickets in advance, just waited 15 minutes for the next tour to start.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best tour and education I’ve been on in a long time. We really enjoyed it! Not to mention the great tasting.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

As a non-whiskey lover I did wonder why I was going on this tour, but thought when in Dublin ... and it was included on my Dublin Pass! So off we went. So glad we did.
What a interesting, informative, and interactive tour. Yes, you don’t see any actual distilling. It isn’t a tour of the distillery factory, but it tells you all you need to know.
A comprehensive explanation of the distilling process. A touch, taste and smell experience of the ingredients. All coming together with an interesting, fun tasting session. Adam was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and humorous.
The tasting was a revelation. It confirmed my dislike of scotch whiskey, but I discovered a new found appreciation of Irish Whiskey and the discovery of my new favourite long drink at the Grog bar ... Jamison with Ginger and Lime. A fabulous drink for those who find Jamison straight or with ice a little strong or a little harsh on the palate. I highly recommend you all try it! And you do the tour!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Arrived having booked tickets online. 2 adults but also having to purchase a ticket for our not yet 2 year old, not full price but still odd since she wasn't tasting any whiskey. The staff at the desk were very helpful letting us know that there is a lift to get the pram up and down the floors and that there's also plenty of room on the tour for the pram also. Our tour guide Lyle with 2 L's was very funny, friendly, knowledgeable and easy to hear and understand. He definitely made the tour, extra points to him for knowing upsy daisy and the rest of the "In the night garden" carry on! Definitely worth it!

Thank ptpt88
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DistilleryAlerts, Manager at Jameson Distillery Bow St., responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi ptpt88, thanks for taking the time to leave your review and we're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. With regards to the child ticket if you can email bowst@jamesonwhiskey.com with your details we will issue you a refund to the price of the child ticket. As they couldn't fully experience the tour we don't charge. Apologies about that mix-up but we hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Thanks, Jameson Distillery Bow St. Team

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had a great time and learned so much. The whiskey tasting at the end of the general tour is fascinating. Ask for Karl with a K as your tour guide. He is so funny and made the tour even better.
We also chose to do the whisky tasters experience which was great. You get a good amount for th price.

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