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See for yourself the traditional method of mashing in oak mash tuns, fermenting in Oregon pine vats and the new Kilbeggan malt spirit flowing from the 180-year-old pot still.
A tour of Kilbeggan Distillery will take you back in time to discover how Irish whiskey was made during John Lockes ownership of the distillery during the 19th century before bringing you into the present where you can hear, smell and taste Kilbeggan Irish whiskey as it is distilled today.
The perfect marriage of the past and present makes Kilbeggan Distillery an authentic Irish experience not to be missed.
- Ireland’s oldest distillery, dating back to 1757
- The chance to see whiskey distilling at its finest including traditional methods
- Taste Kilbeggan Irish whiskey - an award-winning brand
Open Year Round
April - October
Daily 09:00 - 18:00
November - March
Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Closed: December 23 to January 1
Last admission: one hour before closing
Approx. visit duration: 60 minutes
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (with valid ID): €7.50
Child (aged 0-12): Free
Other Useful Information
Leaflets available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Pantry Restaurant on-site serving lunches, dinners, desserts and hot drinks.
Gift shop selling full range of Kilbeggan Whiskeys.
Free car and coach parking available on-site.
Partially wheelchair accessible.
Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
Located on the main street in Kilbeggan, a 90 minute drive from either Dublin or Galway (exit 5 off the M6 motorway).Kilbeggan Distillery Experience Nearby Attractions