Jameson Distillery Bow St., Dublin

4.3
Have some history with your Irish coffee at Jameson Distillery Bow St., which provides guided tours and tutored tastings of its best-selling whiskey. The distillery closed for business in 1971 and the building now houses a visitor center and bar, located right above the original fermentation vats, which you can still see through the glass floor of the atrium. Guided tours explain the history of Irish whiskey through a series of reconstructed scenes from the old distillery, as well as through several exhibit areas displaying all of the main stages of traditional whiskeymaking. If the tour's complimentary glass just doesn't hit the spot, drop by the second-floor restaurant, where you can take the next drink with a gourmet meal. Make Jameson Distillery Bow St. a centerpiece of your Dublin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dublin online vacation planner .
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  • During a short guided tour, notes on the history of the distillery and explains briefly the preparation of Irish whiskey, placing it in comparison with that of scotch whisky and bourbon. The Guide strives to engage and entertain, giving the impression of being very passionate about (although his work is pretty repetitive, after all). Also interesting is the taste of whiskey to compare the taste between Irish, Scottish and American. After the tour, you have a good whiskey from the bar and enjoy a glass of the distillery, an opportunity to try the bottles that you can hardly enjoy the Italy.
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  • I had a blast here. I love Jameson anyway, but the tour made me appreciate it even more. Our guide was amazing. Smart, funny, and friendly. I could stay here all day.  more »
  • Good experience. Learned something about whiskey tasting and production. And a lot about the history of Irish whiskey
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  • Really well crafted experience, informative and engaging. Super cool history to the distillery and workforce. All the staff were really kind and helpful, you got the sense they enjoyed what they do and who they work for. You don’t get to see a working distillery but they still do a good job of presenting the process and contrasting them with American and Scottish producers. Plus the historic location is pretty neat. Totally recommend.
  • The Bow Street Experience Tour was interactive, engaging, insightful, and fun! Niall was an excellent tour guide and made our experience even better. He was full of energy and knowledge and even chatted with my family and me after the tour answering questions we had about places we were traveling to in Ireland and even about pictures we saw on the walls of the distillery tour. The comparative whiskey tasting was a unique and exciting part of the tour and we were thrilled to be able to purchase a personalized distillery edition bottle of Jameson. The complimentary drink at the end was the perfect way to finish an amazing experience. If you’re going to take a tour in Dublin, this is the one you can’t miss!
  • Wonderful bar with lots of energy and entertainment! I recommend the Citrus and Sage. Very refreshing, and mixed very well. This bar is a busy bar, even between two separate bars and 2-3 bartenders per bar. You need to push through people to get to the bar and try to flag down a bartender for a drink. Only recommendation I would suggest is hire more people to help with the amount of customers coming in. Still, wonderful experience. Bar staff is helpful with suggestions on drinks.
  • Maybe one star is a little harsh, but I am comparing it to the Guinness Storehouse directly. This place lacked everything, the bar staff didn't seem happy, nor seemed too eager to serve you. The tour was very short and was just a fancy video talking about the bottle. Very little history. You will learn more reading the signs while waiting in the queue. The tasting was disappointing, you tasted whiskey and there wasn't much more to it. The guide done the best he could with the tools he was given. If you have the choice out of this and the Guinness Storehouse, go to the Guinness one. Much better value for money and was much more interesting. Their bar is amazing too!
  • Went on the distillery tour and not a whiskey drinker myself, found it quite interesting - especially the brewing process and the whiskey tasting. The storytelling was also quite good if not hammed up a bit. I have to say I enjoyed it more than the Guinness store. Although the entrance was difficult to find, the interior was very cool: industrial meets retro. The free cocktail with the tour isn’t great, so i recommend paying an extra €5 to upgrade to one of the cocktails they have at the bar - they are far superior. Bar staff were friendly and very knowledgeable on whiskey. Recommend for a day out, particularly in bad weather. Best to also arrive a few minutes before your tour so you can locate the correct entrance.
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