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Jameson Experience

Jameson Experience Review

The experience here is a tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, on which you'll learn how Irish whiskey—uisce beatha, "the water of life"—was made in the old days. The old stone buildings are excellent examples of 19th-century industrial architecture, the impressively large old waterwheel still operates, and the pot still—a copper dome that can hold 32,000 imperial gallons of whiskey—is the world's largest. Early in the tour, requests are made for a volunteer "whiskey taster," so be alert if this option appeals. Tours end with a complimentary glass of Jameson's Irish whiskey (or a soft drink). A gift shop and café are also on the premises.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Old Midleton Distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 021/461–3594
  • Cost: €13
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Mar., tours daily 11:30, 1:15, 2:30, and 4
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  • Location: Midleton
Updated: 02-21-2013

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