Petit Futé's opinion on JAMESON DISTILLERY
"Sine Metu", which means "without fear" in Gaelic, is the Jameson family motto, which is present on all the bottles of the brand! One must admit that it took some guts to launch a new distillery in Ireland in 1780, when Irish whiskeys were already well established and, let's remember, John Jameson was of Scottish origin... But, almost 200 years after the death of its creator, Jameson remains the number one Irish whiskey in the world. The distillery has now moved to Cork, but the old buildings have been restored to allow visitors to discover the world of Jameson and learn more about the process of making this famous beverage. The guided tour includes an audio-visual presentation of the history and origins of Jameson, followed by a tour of the distillery's lair explaining the "from grain to glass" process and engaging the senses. You will learn all about the fermentation, (triple) distillation and maturation techniques of whiskey. Finally, the long-awaited moment of tasting! Three whiskies of different origin (usually an American, a Scottish and inevitably... an Irish Jameson) are offered to the blind tasters. This tasting should make sense after an instructive visit, and the differences, especially between single, double and triple distillation, will become obvious to you. Finally, your entry ticket entitles you to a free cocktail in the magnificent bar on the ground floor.
Opening time and information on JAMESON DISTILLERY
Every day from 10am to 7pm, until 8pm on Friday and Saturday. From 20 € to 60 €. Online booking recommended