Ireland Pt. 3: The Jameson Distillery

Posted on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by Sage Thornbrugh

At the end of the tour, we were given a free drink. I chose a Jameson with ginger ale and lime.

At the end of the tour, we were given a free drink. I chose a Jameson with ginger ale and lime.

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.

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Sage Thornbrugh: scholar, athlete, video game enthusiast, German when I want to be, American when I have to be. Spent thirteen years of my incredibly fascinating life in Vilseck, Germany, which somehow led me to this place named Concordia College. I’m not a big fan of the cold, but I’m a fan of most things Concordia. I play soccer here, I work here, I study here; there’s not many things I do that aren’t related to the college. Maybe you’ll find something I ramble on about half-interesting.