"Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he's a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him." Mark Twain, Life On The Mississippi.
Exports of Ireland’s native spirit have surged 200% over the last decade. New distilleries are cropping up all over the landscape, new brands launched, new societies formed, new books published and new specialist bars opened as the world takes a renewed interest in Ireland’s native spirit. There’s something there for everyone, from the connoisseur to those who prefer to mix it up with cocktails. Irish whiskey is an extraordinarily versatile spirit of consistently high quality.
One of our favourite visits in Dublin is to Bow St. Distillery, home of the famous Jameson Whiskey.
In 1780 John Jameson opened the doors of Jameson Distillery Bow St., Smithfield. Over 240 years later, the doors remain open welcoming friends near and far. Offering five fully hosted experiences including a whiskey cocktail making class, whiskey blending class and the World’s Leading Distillery Tour*; the Bow St. Experience which brings the Jameson production process to life through stories and the process used, culminates with a comparative whiskey tasting as you walk in the footsteps of John Jameson. Round off your visit with a trip to JJ’s Bar to soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy a quick visit in the below video.
*Winner of World’s Leading Distillery Tour 2018, 2019, 2020 at the World Travel Awards
Let's raise a glass to celebrate World Whiskey Day on 15th May.