Last Updated: 8th July, 2019
Jameson Irish Whiskey is world renowned and The Jameson Experience, Midleton here in Midleton Co. Cork, 12 miles east of Cork City on the main Cork Waterford N25 Road, is located in this wonderful restored Grain store. Visitors can see the largest original Pot Still, with a capacity of 32,000 gallons and the Old Waterwheel manufactured in 1825 to provide motive power prior to the days of electricity, and still turning today.
The Jameson Distillery's history can be traced on guided tours through any of the Irish Whiskey Visitors Centres - The Irish Whiskey Corner in Dublin, Bushmills Distillery Co. Antrim
The Jameson Experience tour commences with an informative audio-visual presentation. Guests, accompanied by a tour guide then follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and architecturally unique distillery buildings such as - Mills, Malting Houses, Corn Stores, Stillhouses, old Offices and atmospheric Warehouses. The visitor can encounter superbly restored machinery and dramatic recreations of many of the steps in Irish whiskey production, going back in time to when farmers would have delivered sacks of locally grown Irish barley by horse and cart to the finished product that is now the world renowned Jameson Irish Whiskey.
The secret of the Jameson Irish Whiskey lying in the triple distillation, where the spirit was kept for many years in maturing oak barrels imported from Spain, Portugal or America where they would have contained, Port, Sherry or Bourbon previously and this then would give the whiskey its characteristic flavour.
Each visit to Midleton Distillery culminates in the Jameson Bar with the Irish Whiskey tasting session when you may have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish Whiskey Taster with a presentation diploma! Then relax in the Centre's elegant restaurant specialising in country farmhouse fare or perhaps browse through the equally elegant gift and craft shop. The Distillery has free parking onsite or the bus stop is only a minutes walk.
The town of Midleton where the old Jameson Distillery is located and is just a 15 minute drive from Cork City, whether you are travelling by car, bus or taking the train it is an experience in East Cork not to be missed. The Tour can be booked at the Distillery in Midelton Co Cork. Take a tour of the Jameson Midleton Distillery on your day out in East Cork, a great family day out.
Midleton Distillery, Old Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co Cork