Traveling to Taste Jameson Whiskey at the Historic Distillery

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While in Dublin Taste The Best Irish Whiskey, Jameson Whiskey

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I’m not much of winery visitor, especially when I travel. However, while in Dublin, one of the highlights of my trip is the tasting tours I experienced at the original Jameson Whiskey and Guinness facility. I have to say, Dublin is the place to taste the best Jameson Irish Whiskey and Guinness Beer. After taking the tours, I am a believer in drinking these two Irish classics. Brewing whiskey and beer is no simple task.

The Best Travel Tour for Tasting Jameson Whiskey

Who travels to taste Jameson Whiskey? I didn’t plan to take this tour, but having taken it, I highly recommend it! There is nothing like sipping a famous whiskey brand at the distillery. The location in Dublin is the original distillery and is easy to get to by tram from downtown Dublin. I stayed in the Trinity College area and it is a snap to get the distillery.

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dublin ireland irish whiskey museum

Jameson Whiskey Tasting Tour

What is so special about Jameson Whiskey? Jameson, a blended Irish whiskey produced by the Irish Distillers, is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard. It is is one of the six original Dublin Whiskeys. The original factory or distillery is an exhibit about the brand, history, and the process. The Jameson Tasting Tour creates a rich experience which illustrates their process. Be sure to buy your tickets online in advance to skip the lines.

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There is an Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin as well if you want to learn the whole story behind Dublin’s historic distilleries.

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The Jameson Whiskey history is tour is beautiful and interactive. The Jameson crew is extremely professional and engaging, making the visit memorable.

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The ingredients make some whiskeys better than others while the distillation process creates the uniqueness of the brand.

Taste The Best Irish Whiskey, Jameson Whiskey

In the tasting room, I learned the subtleties of whiskey, as the Jameson guide teaches the unique characteristics compared to other brands of whiskey.

Taste The Best Irish Whiskey, Jameson Whiskey

The Tasting Room

My favorite part of the tour, of course, was the tasting room. In the tasting room, the guide taught us the difference between blends, American Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, and what makes whiskey so unique. The dark room dramatically emphasized the presentation. The Jameson crew member focused the guests on the characteristics of the spirits, highlighting the unique color and smell that makes each type its brand.

Taste The Best Irish Whiskey, Jameson Whiskey

The gift shop is a great place to buy souvenirs for friends and family back home!

Taste The Best Irish Whiskey, Jameson Whiskey

If you care to have a rest before or after the Jameson Tour, stop at their rustic bar. Nowadays, the whiskey is produced at the New Midleton Distillery in County Cork. This location in Dublin no longer creates the famous whiskey.

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Interesting Ending

I notice St James Church as I left the distillery. Then, I look more closely at the sign. I see the Camino scallop shell. Then, I carefully read the sign. St James is believed to have reached Dublin, Ireland. As the sign says, pilgrims leave from here each year to trek and journey as pilgrims to Compostella, Camino de Santiago. I made the walk last year and was thrilled to find the sign and the Camino shell on it because it is one of the most meaningful journeys I have ever taken.

Read all about the fabulous adventure I had on the Camino de Santiago.

Here is a sample of where the journey took the Camino de Santigo Itinerary and me.

It’s funny how life and destinations intersect. The more I travel, the more I realize, there are no accidents, I live my life accidentally on purpose.

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Kate started traveling for work. Now with grown children, who are travelers, she travels for pleasure looking for great travel experiences. Currently, her home is in Bellevue, WA, and lives with her cat Angelina Jolie. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Colorado, and from City University, Seattle, an MBA and Master of Arts, Management. Her favorite things are exploring cultures, traveling the world, creating a painting and sour foods.