After the pubs, it is the turn of Jameson distilleries to reopen to the public, after three months closed due to the pandemic.
The Bow Street distilleries in Dublin and Middleton, County Cork, will once again receive visitors this week, starting on July 13th, but with reduced capacity to guarantee social distance.
Visits can be scheduled through this website.
The Bow Street distillery in Dublin was founded in 1780 by John Jameson and was one of those that survived the longest during the decline of 20th century whiskey. In 1971, all production was moved to Middleton distillery in Cork. , which today is the largest in Ireland, producing around 64 million liters of whiskey per year. Both places are very visited by tourists and offer different experiences, such as guided tours, tastings and courses. Check out:
Cask Draw Experience (Dublin and Middleton) – Visit to the shed where whiskeys are matured. Visitors will be able to extract and taste a 14 year old whiskey directly from the barrel. Price: € 20.
Whiskey Tasting (Dublin and Middleton) – Tasting session of several blends of the drink with a whiskey expert. Great for those who want to learn more about the drink and enjoy its taste. Price: € 30.
Bow St. Experience (Dublin) – 40-minute guided tour of Jameson’s first distillery in Dublin. Includes whiskey tasting and complimentary drinks at JJ’s Bar. Price: € 25.
Behind the Scenes (Middleton) – 2-hour guided tour of Jameson’s current distillery in Middleton. Visitors know the entire history and the production process of the drink. It also includes a tasting. Price: € 60.