26 Apr 2018
Dublin’s Whiskey Distilleries
Dublin’s Whiskey Distilleries – All within 5 Kilometres of the Ashling Hotel, Dublin
Ireland and Dublin in particular has a long history of producing Whiskey dating as far back as the 18th century. At one time, almost 40 distilleries were in operation in one area of Dublin known as the Golden Triangle in the Liberties. In the 20th century the industry declined with the last of the distilleries closing its doors in 1973. Nowadays, the Whiskey industry is making a revival with cool and trendy distilleries popping up regularly. Here at the Ashling Hotel, we are within walking distance of some of Dublin’s best known distilleries and certainly recommend paying one of, if not all three of them a visit the next time you’re in Dublin.
Jameson Distillery Bow Street
Jameson is one of the most recognisable brands when it comes to Irish Whiskey. The recently refurbished Jameson Distillery on Bow Street is just a 10-minute walk away from the Ashling Hotel or just one stop away on the LUAS Tram. The Jameson Distillery first opened its doors back in 1780 and although Whiskey isn’t produced there today, a tour of the factory gives you a step by step walk through on the production process and some interesting insights into the history of the famous brand. Some of the Ashling Hotel Front Desk team were lucky enough to be invited along to the new look Jameson Distillery shortly after it reopened in 2017. They can certainly recommend it!
Located in the famous Liberties area of Dublin city, Teeling was one of the newest whiskey distilleries to open in Dublin in over 100 years. The Teeling family have a long history of making whiskey dating back to 1782 when a craft distillery was set up on Marrowbone Lane. Now, 230 years later the new generation of the Teeling family are carrying on the legacy. This, unlike many others, is fully functioning and dispenses hundreds of thousands of litres of whiskey a year.
Pearse Lyons Distillery
A new distillery located in the heart of the Liberties in Dublin city. The distillery itself is has a unique home, in the old St. James church on James Street. Pearse Lyons opened its doors in 2017 and has welcomed thousands of visitors since. During renovations, the owners updated the old and damaged stain glass windows of the church and put their own unique stamp on them, the windows now tell four different stories including ‘How Irish Whiskey is Made’ and ‘The Art of Coopering’. Our Food and Beverage team were invited along to check the distillery out before it opened to the public in Summer 2017. Needless to say, they were very impressed!
Once you’re done exploring the distilleries, sit back, relax and let us look after you at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. Grab a bite to eat in our stylish Iveagh Bar and sample your favourite cocktail or make use of our free Wi-Fi and tell your friends about your day out in Dublin on Social Media.
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