Ireland Pt. 3: The Jameson Distillery
Posted on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Sage Thornbrugh
On Sunday, we decided to go to the Jameson Distillery to learn more about the Irish whiskey history, and the most famous/popular whiskey in Ireland. I had already been, as I have been to Ireland a few times previously, but Trevor wanted to go, and I was certainly not opposed.
In contrast to the Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Distillery only offers guided tours, but still provides you with a free drink and taste-testing throughout the experience. I actually prefer the guided tours, as I would rather be provided the information by a professional than attempt to walk around reading all of the signs by myself.
The taste-testing at the Jameson Distillery, unfortunately, was not my favorite experience. They give you three shots of different types of whiskey: Jack Daniels (a single-distilled), some kind of scotch (a twice-distilled), and Jameson (distilled three times). They then have you go back and forth tasting the different types against each other. I’ve never been a huge whiskey fan, so it was a little rough, and frankly gross.
It’s definitely a place I’d recommend, though. The tour guides talk about how Jameson used to own a significant portion of the surrounding area of the (now non-functional) distillery, and how the wars affected their business, and Dublin as a whole. The Jameson Distillery is another must-do in Dublin.