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Old Kilbeggan Distillery

Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
+353 57 933 2134
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In the heart of Ireland, just over 1 hour from Dublin lies the town of Kilbeggan, home to the world's oldest distillery, established in 1757. It is the quintessential Irish whiskey distillery - whitewashed walls, weathered slate roof, brick chimney stack, creaking timber water wheel, even regular ghost sightings. This is no mere "visitor centre" but a real working distillery run by a team of young enthusiastic craftspeople (and a few wise old heads too), skilled in the traditional ways of making Irish whiskey. Open 7 days (except during Christmas and New Year). Whiskey Bar. Gift Shop. Free parking.
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  • Average5%
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Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

In comparison to other distillery tours, we found this tour quite short. It was good to see the old and the new brewery, but the information provided was a little brief. If you're in the Midlands for just one day, visit Tullamore instead of Kilbeggan....More

Thank JD_IRL
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. All feedback is very much appreciated and we will share your comments with the team. We do have a variety of tours available at the distillery offering experiences from 1 hour to 3 hours, hopefully...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in whiskey, you should tour a distillery in Ireland. This one is as good as any. Guided tour was well done, but mind your head and be prepared to walk up and down stairs and across the yard to the...More

1  Thank Peter K
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit to our distillery. All comments are gratefully received and we will pass your kind words on to Carol and the team. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Heard a ru.our that this will be closing soon. Big pity as Kilbeggan has no other restaurant. A good solid Irish feed is available here. Always love their bacon and cabbage. The scones are a little pricey but generally good valueMore

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AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we understand that it is unfortunate that the Pantry restaurant next door is closing. The current tenants have decided not to renew their contract but we will do our best to keep interested parties informed...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great historical tour of distillery. Tour is filled with fascinating details about the ingenuity of the old process at the distillery and the use of the water wheel. Unfortunately we where there on a rare day off for the current distiller so we were not...More

Thank Larry S
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with us here at the distillery. All comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again, some time soon. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stopped by and received a friendly welcome and quick sign-up for the very next tour 10 minutes later. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable of the process as he gave the tour. This was not a running distillery, rather it is a...More

Thank LGCB
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We will pass on your kind words to the tour team. Rest assured, we are a working distillery, continuing to craft our much loved whiskey. We will discuss further with the team to ensure...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Undertook the mid range tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. A knowledgeable guide took me through all the processes and workings of the old distillery, then through the new distillery operating on site. The mix of old and new was really informative. Seeing the old waterwheel...More

Thank Dale F
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent time with us. All feedback and comments are very much appreciated. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Tracey was full of information about the history and process involved in producing whiskey. It is great to be able to get up close to the equipment especially the water wheel. The souvenir glass is also a nice touch. One tip is...More

Thank Michael F
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it is very much appreciated. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we will pass on your kind words to Tracey. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

There are a few different tour options, and if you have time to spare the restaurant has great food as well

Thank MrPhileasF
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, all comments are appreciated. As you mention, we do have various tours available throughout the day. We will also be sure to pass on your kind words to the Pantry restaurant next door. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This little distillery is well worth a stop. We didn't have time to wait for the tour, so looked around briefly and stopped in the tasting room. Kilbeggan quickly became our favorite Irish Whiskey, and we drank it the entire trip in Ireland and even...More

Thank Steve L
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and lovely to hear you continue to enjoy our whiskey! Hopefully you will be able to have a tour the next time you visit. Kind Regards

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Kilbeggan is just off the Dublin-Galway motorway, and well worth the stop. By luck, were there on the one day of the month that the offer a premium tour, led by their master distiller - Outstanding!

Thank Betty P
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your time with us here at the distillery. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your tour - we will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. Kind Regards.

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