Ireland is known for its whiskey, so when in Dublin why not visit one of the distilleries the city has to offer? With the revival of the whiskey industry in the city, a number of distilleries have opened their doors allowing visitors to experience the behind the scenes of the distilling process. Here at The Davenport, we have put together a guide for the distilleries of Dublin.
Probably the most famous Irish whiskey makers of all, Jameson’s distillery is located on Bow Street, just a short LUAS ride away from O’Connell street. Its Smithfield location offers visitors a unique distillery tour and tasting experience. What’s more, you can blend your own take home whiskey or take a whiskey cocktail making class. The experience is not to be missed.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery
Located in the Liberties, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is a family run business that offers tours to see the process behind creating the perfect glass. The new generation of Teelings opened their distillery in the ‘Golden Triangle’, the historic distilling district of the city. The distillery is located a 5 minute walk from Saint Patrick’s cathedral and is open daily for tours and tastings.
Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery
Also in the historic whiskey district of the Liberties is the newly opened Pearse Lyons Distillery. The whiskey itself is distilled in St James’ Church. Tours here cover not only the process of making the drink, but also the history of the church it is made in. Pearse Lyons offers private tours for a truly unique experience.
Meet Mighty Molly and Little Lizzie, our two small-batch copper pot stills that have made the pilgrimage from Kentucky to their new home here in The Liberties. It is with these stills that we carefully craft our malt Irish Whiskeys, and their unique design gives our Irish Whiskeys their special character. Mighty Molly is our wash still, whose design includes a “neck and ball” configuration to assist in refining the spirit character in the first step of our distillation process. Little Lizzie is our spirit still. Lizzie is somewhat unusual as a pot still, as she has four rectification plates installed in her neck that further purify and refine the spirit collected to make our Irish Whiskeys. Through the special design of Little Lizzie, we are able to harness the fullness, complexity and refinement of flavour of a double-distilled Irish Whiskey. When you visit our distillery and sample our whiskeys you'll see how much of an important part they play in their unique flavours.
Irish Whiskey Museum
Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum to get the full story behind the rise, fall and revival of the Irish whiskey industry. Conveniently located on Grafton Street, visitors are treated to an interactive tour that follows the history of the drink along with tastings too!
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Once you have sampled and seen the process in action, why not try the range of whiskeys offered in the Davenport Bar? We would be more than happy to serve you some of the best whiskeys that Dublin has to offer.