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Friday 20 April 2018

Jameson Distillery toasts new warehouse

Ray Dempsey, left, general manager of Jameson Distillery Bow Street, with Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe at the reopening yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Ray Dempsey, left, general manager of Jameson Distillery Bow Street, with Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe at the reopening yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

The new-look Jameson Distillery Bow Street has reopened in Smithfield following an €11m investment.

Jameson owner Irish Distillers said the investment would allow the company to expand visitor numbers to the Bow Street site by 2025 and aims to help treble the number of whiskey tourists visiting Ireland to 1.9 million.

Construction began in September and was designed by Dublin-based TOTP Architects. The new home was officially opened by Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe yesterday.

"We have had the privilege of calling Bow Street home since 1780 and we're delighted with our makeover," said Ray Dempsey, general manager at the distillery since 1997. "Visitors can look forward to immersive storytelling where they will be invited to touch, smell and most importantly, taste Jameson."

Three fully guided tours are offered, focusing on heritage, production and in-depth whiskey knowledge, including the chance to sample straight from a cask in the distillery's new live maturation house.

Irish Independent

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