I’m not much of a whiskey drinker, but I really enjoyed learning about how Jameson Whiskey is made. I took a tour of the Jameson Distillery free with my Dublin Pass. Jameson is considered to be the top selling Irish whiskey in the world. I took a tour through the distillery in on Bow Street in Dublin to learn how the whiskey is distilled compared to other whiskeys. Jameson has been distilling their whiskey on Bow Street since 1780. They have expanded their operations to the town of Midleton in County Cork. Next, you will learn about how it’s made. The whiskey is made up of both unmalted and malted barley, maize, and water. Then, it is aged in either sherry or bourbon casks. Secondly, you will come to a room where you will find two other types of whiskeys besides the Jameson and learn how many times they are distilled before tasting them. During the tasting, we compared the Jameson whiskey which is distilled three times to the Scotch whiskey, which is distilled twice. Then, we moved on to the American Jack Daniels whiskey, which is distilled only once. There is definitely a smoother taste the more often it is distilled. Finally, when the tasting tour came to an end, we were allowed to get a complimentary drink in JJ’s bar. As my complimentary drink, I had the ginger ale and lime mixed with the Jameson Whiskey, which complemented the flavor of the Jameson very nicely. If you are interested in checking out the Jameson Distillery’s online, I have attached both the Dublin and Midleton links down as well as the Dublin Pass below!
Jameson (Midleton): https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en/visit-us
Dublin Pass: https://www.dublinpass.com
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