A Must-Do – The Jameson Distillery Experience, Bow Street

Founded by John Jameson in 1780, the former factory stands as a tribute to Irish Whiskey. Visit Jameson Distillery, Bow Street for distillery tours, cocktail-making classes, premium whiskey-tasting sessions or to learn how to blend your own whiskey coached by experienced whiskey makers.

When you do so, you come home with an incredible and unique experience. Trust us on this, because we had a go, and we ended up having a most wonderful time.

It’s also worth mentioning that ending your tour is made that little bit sweeter with a complimentary drink at Jameson’s centrepiece bar, straight from the proverbial source.

The Black Barrel Blending Class

What does this involve?

It takes years of study, knowledge and experience to become a Jameson black barrel distiller, but Jameson’s experienced guides can tell you everything you need to know in just 90 minutes. Pick up the tricks of the trade in the blending room and Dublin’s only live maturation house, and find out what makes Jameson Black Barrel another level of smoothness. This experience costs €60 and includes:

  • 90-minute whiskey blending masterclass
  • Fully hosted by a Jameson Craft Ambassador
  • Create your own blend to take home
  • Cask draw and tasting in Jameson’s Maturation Warehouse
Various bottles of Jameson whiskey arranged together at the Jameson distillery tour

Bow St. Experience

Located in Smithfield you can’t miss the Jameson distillery. The Jameson Distillery Bow St. Experience is a must for visitors to the capital. A Jameson ambassador will show you around, take you back in time, and serve up an award-winning tour that includes stories, laughs, and a Jameson comparative whiskey tasting. You’ll also get to hear all about their ‘Grain to Glass’ process. This experience costs €26 and includes:

  • 45-minute fully guided tour
  • Comparative whiskey tasting
  • Jameson drink included
A Jameson whiskey with two glasses full of the drink and behind it is a bar at Jameson distillery tour

Secret Whiskey Tasting

Go where not many have gone before: John Jameson’s private space, his office. Join one of Jameson’s brand ambassadors as they unlock over 230 years of history and bring you behind the scenes for a whiskey tasting like no other. This experience costs €40 and includes:

  • Whiskey tasting of 4 premium blends
  • Taste whiskeys exclusive to the distillery
  • Fully hosted by a Jameson Ambassador
People at the Jameson distillery tour taking a masterclass and holding their glasses in air

If you are interested in all things whiskey, have you read our piece on exploring Irish whiskey in Dublin?

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