The oldest licensed distillery in the world. Take a step back in time and visit the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Established in 1757, triple distilled malt whiskey was produced in Kilbeggan for over two hundred years. Now open as a museum, guided tours follow the process from the grinding of the grain to the casking of the final product. Learn about the lives and the working conditions of the people who worked here. Peer down into the 28ft deep solid oak vats to where the yeast and worts fermented. Look as the 19th century water wheel which drives the restored machinery. Watch as the cooper tightens the hoops of the oak casks. Stroll through the bonded warehouse and let the aroma of maturing whiskey arouse your senses.
At the end of the guided tour, you are treated to a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey.
Main Street, Kilbeggan, County Westmeath
Tel: +353 (0)57 9332134
Like their whiskey, the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre is for those who want a taste of the exceptional. It’s for those who search for hidden depths, embrace discovery and put their faith in the genuine.
You’ll begin with the birth of a brand and end with it in your glass – your very own personal tasting session. See how they use malting to trick the barley into growing, hear the tales of the distillery’s early workers and find out how the angels always get their share. The full tour takes in every step of the artisan craft of whiskey making, each stage a story, told through captivating audio-visual media and the good old Irish charm of the expert guides. The final step in every tour is a complimentary whiskey tasting. Putting your new knowledge to good use, you’ll pick up notes and flavours that previously went unnoticed. Three of the famous blends will be explored, and with the legend unraveled, you can join the team in raising a glass to a whiskey worth waiting for.
Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly