The Jameson Distillery Experience in Cork

28 Mar

Known as one of the top attractions in Cork, Ireland, the Jameson Distillery was another entertaining place we visited in our Irish adventures. We did a midday tour on a beautiful clear and sunny afternoon, which was nice since the tour took us both inside and outside. The buildings date back to 1795 and sits on 15 acres. The tour had great displays of the old machinery, such as old kilns, and other essential pieces of equipment required in making the famous Irish whiskey.

At the end of the tour, there’s the opportunity to partake in a complimentary glass of whiskey.  My husband got the chance to do a blind whiskey tasting to compare other popular whiskies. Jameson definitely has a smoother taste. I was surprised I liked it since I’m not a fan of very many types of liquor. Shortly after the tasting and exploration of the grounds, we found ourselves in the gift shop. I always have a hard time buying things in those shops because they are always pricey, but have to continually remind myself that I won’t get the chance to buy the those things anywhere else. Refer to my Claddagh Ring blog for some good advice on what not to do when shopping for memorabilia.

photoAfter long consideration at the gift shop, we decided to buy a 12 year reserve bottle of Jameson and had our last name personalized on the bottle. This type of bottle you can only get at the distillery, so I felt like it was pretty exclusive (and decided spending as much as we did was justified). I was pretty happy we decided to buy it and we ended up waiting to open it until after we got married. It was pretty delicious. We still have a little left to sip on for special occasions.

If you find yourself in County Cork, Ireland, I recommend stopping by and touring the Jameson Distillery. If you are from another country, other than the United States, the distillery offers tours in many different languages to accommodate most visitors. For more interesting travel tips and more about the places I’ve explored, please follow my blog or find me on Twitter @LindseyAgrellas.

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One Response to “The Jameson Distillery Experience in Cork”

  1. Sunish Sebastian March 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    That was indeed a nice Irish whiskey tour 🙂 Me and my wife die for some nice Irish whiskey in our city. The problem is we get it but have to go to a 5* hotel and pay the price. So we go dry without alcohol for a year and when my expat wife goes back to visit her family she brings back 2 bottles of Irish whiskey from US. God…I wish we lived in Ireland 🙂

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