Wednesday 12 December 2018

Take a Bow: new-look Jameson distillery takes home global award for tour experience

Pictured is Ray Dempsey, General Manager, Jameson Distillery Bow St with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Dublin Central TD Paschal Donohoe in the 'Maturation House' during the official opening of the 'Jameson Distillery Bow St.
 Photo Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography.
Pictured is Ray Dempsey, General Manager, Jameson Distillery Bow St with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Dublin Central TD Paschal Donohoe in the 'Maturation House' during the official opening of the 'Jameson Distillery Bow St.  Photo Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

The €11m refurbishment of Jameson Bow St. has resonated with guests on the global stage as it has just been named the world's leading distillery tour.

Sharing the finalist list with well-known brands including Macallan, Hennessy, Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo, the Dublin-based experience was given the accolade at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in Lisbon at the weekend.

The old Jameson distillery re-opened its doors in March 2017 after several months of significant renovation, in addition to a shake-up of the different tour options on offer.

The distillery first opened in 1780. It reached its peak during the 1870s and 1880s when it employed more than 300 people and produced one million gallons of whiskey each year.

Three tours now on offer at the new site tailor to the desires of those who walk through the distillery doors; The Bow St Experience, The Whiskey Makers and The Whiskey Shakers.

The latest win follows the announcement of Jameson Distillery Bow Street as 'Europe's Leading Distillery Tour 2018' at the European Travel Awards last July.

Greg Hughes, Managing Director Jameson Brand Homes and Education at Irish Distillers said: "We are proud that an experience in the heart of Smithfield that champions all that is great about Ireland and Irish whiskey has been commended on the world stage.

"This award is a fantastic recognition for the amazing team at Bow St. who provide each and every person that visits us with an unforgettable experience."

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