Jameson Distillery Bow Street Dublin City
Jameson distillery was founded in 1780 on Bow street, next to the infamous Smithfield market square. John Jameson was distillery manger of the former Bow Street distillery before buying and expanding it. By 1810 it was renamed Jameson Distillery and grew to over five acres by 1886.
Jameson distillery was considered a city within a city, which housed copper-smiths, engineers and carpenters within their walls. The distillery was a hive of activity, producing some of the world’s favourite whiskey. Sadly by 1971 Jameson had to bow out of distilling in Dublin. Jameson joined forces with West Cork distillers and John Powers and son, to form what we know today as Irish Distillers, located in the beautiful countryside of county Cork.
Jameson’s former distillery was eventually turned into a visitors centre, regaling people about Ireland’s history in whiskey. Jameson Bow Street have welcomed many from far and wide with open arms. Jameson have since revamped the old distillery and made it even more interactive. Today Jameson will explore the history of whiskey with you on their whiskey experience tour. Jameson also offer further options to joining one their fun whiskey blending masterclasses or perhaps getting your grove on with the whiskey cocktail session and become mixologist.
Bow Street – Active Once Again
Jameson, Bow street can now say, that once again, they are an active distillery. The Jameson distillery is the only distillery in Dublin to mature their whiskey on-site. The beating heart of Jameson is once again bringing more life to Smithfield. Jameson celebrated by releasing one of the first whiskey’s that finished its maturation in Bow street. The Jameson 18 year old Bow Street cask strength whiskey stormed onto the scene. This whiskey is particularly beautiful whiskey, enjoyed by many, least not by the team here at Irish Whiskey Tours.
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The Jameson Whiskey Collection