The Jameson Experience in Ireland’s County Cork offers a true taste of Irish history. On this hour-long guided tour of the old Midleton distillery, you’ll learn about the distillation process, visit a restored 19th-century warehouse where Jameson is aged in oak casks and even have an opportunity to sample some of the finished product. Your experience begins with a short video detailing the history of Jameson, the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey.
1-hour guided tour of the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, Cork
Enjoy a short, engaging video that reveals the history of the Jameson brand
Tour the old distillery and see kilns, mills and other distilling equipment
See whiskey maturing in casks in a restored 19th-century warehouse
Discover the processes involved in creating Jameson’s beloved spirit
Sip on a glass of Jameson whiskey or a Jameson-based cocktail in the bar
Overall, a very intimate tour. It's worth it simply to see the world's largest pot still. The whisky tasting is fun to watch at the end, and you will definitely learn a lot about the history of Jameson. The tour guides are fun and appear to enjoy their jobs. Bottling and labeling your own Jameson at the end of the tour, about 80 Euros 100 after tax, but you have a chance to reclaim taxes is a nice bonus because it's a fairly distinct and stronger batch of whiskey. You also have the option of buying a bottle as a gift for a friend/relative who visits the distillery in the future, so you can reserve it in their name and leave them a message. Overall, a nice experience that doesn't eat up too much time.
Excellent and informative tour walking through the various steps involved in making this high quality product. The site is next door to the more modern facility they now use to distill Jameson, but is an excellent way of seeing how their whiskey was made in years past. The buildings are gorgeous examples of older architecture and the sample at the end was fantastic. Guide Rory was friendly and well-versed in the history and product.
Tour was informative, fun and not too long either. We also added the tasting with the higher quality whiskeys at the end which really rounded out the experience. If you like Jameson, you'll like this tour.
This was a great tour. Highly recommended if your tour brings you through county Cork, and you enjoy or can at least appreciate whiskey. Very accessible location, and is within walking distance of plenty of little shops and restaurants, plus pubs of course if you want lunch or happy hour after your tour.