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“Entertaining”

Jameson Distillery Bow St
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Temple Bar Highlights Tour with Guinness and Whiskey Tasting from Dublin
Ranked #21 of 532 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome, back! 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 three fully guided experiences: Bow St. Experience, The Whiskey Makers, and The Whiskey Shakers - 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. An exciting part of our Whiskey Makers & Whiskey Shakers experiences is a visit to our live Maturation Warehouse, where you'll get to taste Jameson straight from the barrel. The only way to get closer to the source would be to have John Jameson guide you through the distillery himself.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
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“Entertaining”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Visited Jameson today. The guide (Niall) was entertaining, informative and absolutely hilarious. I volunteered as a whiskey taster and the Jameson was definitely way nicer than the scotch and JD. Everyone over 18 gets a Jameson and they also have soft drinks. I had a Jameson with ginger and lime and it was lovely. I don't drink spirits so I was surprised. Niall was so good it made my day and I'm going to bring my Dad back.

Visited November 2013
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“Entertaining!”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Well worth the visit whether a whiskey lover or not. My Dad had a particularly good time as one of the selected tasters who got to compare Jameson with Scottish and American varieties. Live tour was both informative and entertaining. And you get an actual taste at the end, if you're so inclined.

Visited November 2013
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“Just plain fun, especially for the volunteers”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited on a chilly November day, with few other tourists, so we zipped in and had a fun tour with a group others from around the globe, all with terrific senses of humor. Good tour guide, interesting distilling process, long history of success, and well-paced, room-to-room path to lead us through the whole water-2-whiskey process. While there is whiskey for all, the final taste test is restricted to but a few, so if you want to compare Jack Daniels to Johnny Walker Black to Jameson, volunteer early. We volunteers surely enjoyed ourselves.

Nice gift shop, plus a full bar for those waiting for a tour group to begin or wanting a head start.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Raise Your Hand to Be an Official Taster”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Guinness Storehouse is self-guided with a lot to read, but Old Jameson Distillery has an introductory movie then a tour guide leads you through 8 rooms and explains the steps of making Irish Whiskey. Make sure to raise your hand quickly to be an official taster. After tour the tasters sample Jameson and compare it to Scotch and Jack Daniels!

Visited November 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“Not a working distillery”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Perhaps this should have been obvious from the title, and had I researched this more thoroughly I wouldn't have known, but this is not a working distillery. It's more of a historic tour of the original distillery that Jameson started with in Dublin.

The tour itself was quite good. It started with a short film about the history of Jameson which was told through the eyes of an American Journalist coming to Dublin to meet the man himself.

The tour then went through the stages of whisky production and finished with a free drink in the bar at the end. A choice was given between neat Jameson and a Jameson, ginger and lime (delicious!)

At the start of the tour volunteers were requested to do a tasting at the end, and this happened in the bar too. I was one of the lucky chosen few, and got to try, side by side, a Scottish Whisky, American Whisky, and Jameson Whisky. There were no tricky questions and I got a certificate at the end - all a bit of fun!

I wouldn't say it's the best attraction in Dublin, but if you've got time it's worth a visit!

Visited November 2013
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