Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog. Like I previously mentioned in my post on my four days in Dublin post that you can read here. I visited the Jameson Distillery on my last day in Dublin with my boyfriend before we went back to my house so he could meet my family.
We went early in the morning which probably wasn’t the best idea when we hadn’t had much breakfast. When we first walked inside we were in a huge seating/bar area that was beautifully designed.
We got our tickets printed and we headed to where the tour began on the second floor. We were met by Jessica our lovely Australian tour guide. She told us to have a look around at all the images and facts on the wall before she started the tour.
The tour began with some information about the history of Jameson, where it came from, Jameson’s family history and much more. Then we were led into a dimly lit room to hear the full Jameson story. A video was played on an interactive board as Jessica told us the history and the meaning behind Jameson.
Next we were led into another room full of things we could get involved in for example feeling and tasting the malt, smelling the different scents of maturing whiskey in different barrels and the scent of different distilling methods.
The next part of the tour I didn’t find very enjoyable. Whiskey Tasting. Although I am 18 and allowed to drink alcohol I don’t drink or like to drink very much. We went into the circular tasting room and in front of us we had three shot glasses of whiskey and a big glass of water. I wasn’t looking forward to this part. I don’t like whiskey very much.
We were given an Irish whiskey, Scottish whisky and an American whiskey. All tasted equally as disgusting as one another. I was choking and spluttering as soon as I had to taste each one. The whiskey went straight to my head! It probably didn’t help that I didn’t have a lot to eat for breakfast! Each whiskey I tasted was disgusting!
End of tour
At the end of the tour we were led back into the sitting/bar area and we could collect our free drink that we get with our ticket. I did not want straight whiskey again so I got whiskey, ginger ale and lime. Each time I took a sip, I shivered because of the whiskey. I didn’t finish the drink I didn’t want to go to the zoo drunk!
I really enjoyed this tour more so the tour at the Guinness Storehouse that you can read here. If you’re in Ireland and have an hour to spare I suggest you buy your tickets here! Even if your not a fan of whiskey I think you will enjoy learning all the history and how it is made.
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