Top 6 Distillery Tours With Whiskey Tastings In Dublin

These distillery tours with whiskey tastings in Dublin boast legendary stories, impressive ancestry and cultural impact around the world.

One of the major activities that travelers must do in Dublin is to visit at least one whiskey distillery. There are several distillery tours to choose from, but don’t confuse whiskey distillery with whiskey tours. On this list, the distillery tours are guided, housed in one single brand of whiskey. It’s not a pub crawl.

We highly recommend making reservations early, since most tours end with whiskey tastings, you’ll probably want the afternoon slots – the most popular ones. Here are some of the best distillery tours with whiskey tastings in Dublin. Sláinte!

 

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Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Bow St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 N9VH, Ireland

One of the most informative and best distillery tours in Dublin has to be Jameson Distillery Bow St. From 1780 to 1971, this was the site where the original Jameson Irish Whiskey was produced and distilled. By 1886, the distillery became a world of its own, creating enormous job opportunities for millers, engineers, carpenters, coppersmiths…and more. After the fall from Prohibition era in the U.S., Jameson was one of the last distilleries in Ireland to close its doors in 1971. Today, the tour encompasses an interactive history lesson, and delicious whiskey tasting.

Jameson Distillery, Dublin
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Roe & Co Distillery

92 James St, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 YYW9, Ireland

Situated close to Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s newest, Roe & Co Distillery where the Blending Experience is accompanied by an interactive tour which highlights every process of the distillation while showcasing different whiskey varieties. Managed by the Roe family, the former Thomas Street Distillery was previously the biggest distillery in both the UK and Ireland. After its closure in 1926, producers of Guinness, Diageo, invested €25 million for the new distillery in 2017. In this former Guinness power station, Roe & Co’s tour is a stylish one.

Roe & Co Best Distilleries and whiskey tastings in Dublin
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Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery

121-122, James St, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 ET27, Ireland

Established by Pearse Lyons, Pearse Lyons Distillery explores its founder’s start at the Harp brewery, all the way to the launch of his own distillery located inside the old St James Church. This is Dublin’s only boutique distillery, independently-owned, run by a family. Although it only opened in 2017, thanks to its exceptional setting, this is one of the most authentic and intimate whiskey distillery experiences on this list, full of local stories.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

13-17 Newmarket, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 KD91, Ireland

Another popular brand of Irish whiskey widely seen throughout Dublin is Teeling, which has firmly rooted its brand on the global market over 125 years. Despite that the original distillery housed 37 distilleries, it closed in 1976.

In 2015, however, the new Teeling Distillery opened its doors, proving that its symbol of a phoenix rising from a pot still carries significant meaning. In addition, its reopening was also an imperative component to Dublin’s revitalization of the nation’s notable whiskey culture.

The Dublin Liberties Distillery

33 Mill St, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 V221, Ireland

Inside a 400-year-old structure is Dublin Liberties Distillery, opened in 2019. Since it’s housed in a former mill and tannery, the tour experience is vastly unique but modern. The distillery displays contemporary machines and tools almost like a museum, while visitors can browse through copper stills and maturing casks while indulging in the scent of barley and malt. The currently working-distillery is also where Master distiller Darryl McNally works his magic. The result is beautiful whiskeys that hum to the history of the neighborhood, with outstanding flavors.

Irish Whiskey Museum

119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620, Ireland

If you’re ever confused about the difference between Scottish whiskey and Irish whiskey, you can learn all about it at the Irish Whiskey Museum. The visually appealing tour is somewhat theatrical as the guide puts on an animated show that narrates the entire history of whiskey production in Ireland. The tour concludes with a tasting of three different Irish whiskeys, and if you’re hooked, the building also encompasses a private bar where you can opt for more tastings or a lovely Irish coffee.

Wendy Hung

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As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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