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Exploring Whiskey History

The Jameson Whiskey distillery in Midleton, County Cork, is a must visit when I’m the south of Ireland.

The Jameson Whiskey distillery in Midleton, County Cork, is a must visit when in the south of Ireland.

Jameson Whiskey began on Bow Street in Dublin. The company survived trade wars and American Prohibition to outgrow the Dublin location and is now based in Midleton, closer to the farmers and water sources that produce the ingredients for one of the world’s biggest whiskey brands.

You read that right, 60 million liters a year are produced in the Midleton distillery for worldwide consumption. There are various options for the tour, from basic guided walks around the grounds to behind-the-scenes trips and of course, tastings.

The grounds themselves are rich with history. It was a wool mill, barracks, stables.

It’s fascinating to see where new recipes are formulated. Jameson is in the process of releasing a new gin, which was created right here

Tradition is the word that best sums up Jameson Whiskey

While I’m not a big whiskey drinker, it seems to taste better at the source.

Don’t miss the Jameson Distillery if you’re close to Cork County. It’s worth a trip out of your way. Or, see their location in Dublin and tell me about it! For more information: www.jamesonwhiskey.com

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