The Bow Street Experience at Dublin’s Jameson Distillery

by Janis on July 11, 2017

While sailing Holland America’s 14-Day Celtic Explorer Cruise on the ms Prinsendam, we spent a day in Dublin, Ireland. There’s much to see and do, and we explored many of Dublin’s highlights by walking around the city. One activity that we had planned in advance was a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery on Bow Street in Dublin’s Smithfield neighborhood.

Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Dublin, Ireland

Although Jameson Irish whiskey traces its beginning to this location, in 1976, production was moved from Dublin to the New Midleton Distillery outside of Cork, Ireland. While researching things to do while in Dublin, we learned that a $12.6 million refurbishment of the Jameson Distillery Bow Street was completed in March, 2017.

We had pre-booked the Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour and Tastings.

Chandelier -Jameson Distillery Bow St., Dublin, IrelandUpon entering the Bow Street building, one glance up at the chandeliers made it clear what product was created here.

tickets to Jameson Bow Street Experience, Dublin, IrelandWe headed to the ticket counter where our pre-purchased confirmations were traded for the actual tickets for our specific “Bow Street Experience.”

At the appointed time, our group was met by a Jameson Ambassador. This knowledgeable young woman entertained us as she shared the story of how John Jameson built a world-class brand from this location. We learned about the triple distillation process results in an exceptionally smooth whiskey.

comparative whiskey tasting Then our group got to understand the Jameson “difference” first hand during the comparative whiskey tasting part of the tour. Although I’m not a big whiskey fan, this was an impressive presentation that left participants with a good understanding of the differences between Scotch whisky, American whiskey and Jameson Irish whiskey.

complimentary cocktail - Jameson Distillery Bow St Experience, Dublin, IrelandOne the tour and tasting was complete, each participant was given a coupon for a complimentary drink in JJ’s bar. You could either have Jameson “neat” or Jameson, ginger and lime, which proved to be a tasty way to enjoy Jameson.

JJ's Bar - Jameson Distillery Bow Street, Dublin, IrelandThe Dublin: Jameson Whiskey Distillery Tour and Tastings lasts about 40 minutes, and it is a fun and informative experience.

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