Tullamore Distillery in the heart of County Offaly.
The history of Tullamore is one with many twists, turns and owners. The original Tullamore distillery opened in 1829, in the town of Tullamore, county Offaly, the heart of our emerald Isle. They ceased distilling in their hometown in 1954 and moved their operations to county Cork. September 2014 saw their new state of the art designed facility open, just outside their hometown of Tullamore.
A lot of time, effort and money was spent to bring distilling back home to Tullamore. After many visits around Ireland they had a choice of two sites, one in county Cork, the other just outside their original home of Tullamore. Cork was a perfect site but it was not their home, the site at Tullamore was only ideal in location not in land. For their architects, designers and builders it was a nightmare, as it is essentially a bogland, but the choice was made with the heart not the head.
The modern Tullamore distillery
Today the new Tullamore distillery sits proudly on this greenfield site. A sandstone structure with big beautiful windows overlooking the countryside. The interior is one of luxe beauty. The best view of the distillery comes upon entering the distillers lounge and they pull back a long heavy wooden door, to reveal a glimmering distillery. It appears almost like a set from a James Bond movie.
Visitors Centre & bonded warehouse
The visitors centre in the town of Tullamore, was the original bonded warehouse for the distillery which was set up in 1829. Today it is an interactive, educational and true place of interest. A lot of thought has gone into the refurbishment and design of the building making sure to keep the original exterior whilst blending the interior sympathetically with some sleek and modern touches.
Sláinte agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat!
Tullamore Whiskey Collection