The Jameson Experience, Midleton

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About the Distillery

Jameson was born and raised in Dublin, but eventually we outgrew our city home. In 1975, we moved our entire whiskey making operation to the green surroundings of Midleton, Co Cork. The fresh air has been good to us, but we can’t claim to be starting completely anew. The original buildings at the Midleton Distillery date back as far as the 1800s, and were used to mature Cork Distillery Whiskey (now known as Paddy Whiskey). Visitors come face to face with original kilns and pot stills from that time and explore warehouses that have matured whiskey for more than 2 centuries.

Without wood there is no whiskey. Sure there’s more to it than that, but casks play a vital role. Visitors to the Old Midleton Distillery are shown around our cooperage centre where they’ll learn about techniques and tools that have been making our casks for generations. If you see our Master Cooper Ger Buckley, be warned once he starts talking about casks, he takes some stopping.

Patience is a virtue, and that sentiment is doubly true when it comes to whiskey making. The maturation process is something we are unashamedly particular about, and visitors will be able to walk amongst 1000s of casks which are temporarily housing our ageing whiskey.

All guided tours take in the exterior and interior of our distillery grounds, and there is a choice of tour types available. The standard tour is a more than ample introduction to Irish whiskey, but for those who want to impress their mates, a visit to the Irish Whiskey Academy will certainly do the trick. Preparing for the Irish weather is a thankless task, but we recommend you dress according to the season and wear comfortable shoes as the tour usually lasts 1-2 hours. We'll put the kettle on.

The Jameson Experience Tour

A guided tour of the Old Midleton Distillery. Includes: Film, walking tour and a Jameson signature drink. Duration: 1hr. 15 mins.

Jameson Experience - Behind The Scenes Tour

An extended tour of the Old Midleton Distillery. Includes:

  • Film
  • Guided walking tour
  • Visits to key buildings on site
  • Followed by a premium whiskey tasting

Duration: 2hrs. 30 mins.
Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 15 persons.
Subject to availability.

For bookings, please contact our reservations department:

Price: €45

Premium Whiskey Tasting

A whiskey tasting of premium Midleton Distillery whiskeys. Duration: 30 mins.

For bookings, please contact our reservations department:

Price: €22.50

Bundle Your Ticket

Jameson Experience Tour + Premium Whiskey Tasting Subject to availability. Please ask at reception on arrival for more information.

Price: €34.50

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