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Experience the home of Jameson Irish whiskey with guided tours 7 days a week.
The Jameson Distillery Midleton brings the stories of Jameson’s rich whiskey heritage and on-going innovations to life through unforgettable tour experiences.
There are a range of guided experiences to enjoy, taking in both the exterior and interior features of the distillery grounds. For an introduction to the world of Irish whiskey, The Jameson Experience Tour is the ideal stepping stone. This experience includes a guided tour of the original distillery, a comparative whiskey tasting and a complimentary Jameson signature drink. For those seeking a deeper dive into the production process, their Behind the Scenes Tour and Premium Whiskey Tastings will certainly satisfy.
Also available is the distillery gift store, stocked with Ireland’s leading whiskey portfolio, including Midleton Very Rare and personalised Jameson Distillery Edition. All their products are also available online at www.jamesonwhiskey.com
Jameson was born and raised in Dublin, but eventually they outgrew their city home on Bow St. So in 1975, they moved their entire whiskey making operation to the green surroundings of Midleton, Co. Cork. The original buildings at the impressive 15 acre Midleton Distillery site date back as far as 1794 and have been used to distil and mature their whiskeys since 1825.
- Jameson Distillery Midleton, is home to the largest Copper Pot Still in the world!
- The Jameson Experience tour includes a visit to a live maturation warehouse where guests can enjoy being surrounded by 1,000 casks of mature whiskey and savour the amazing aromas.
- The Behind The Scenes tour includes a tutored session in the live Micro-Distillery. Dedicated to producing innovative small-batch whiskey, where recipes are recreated from John Jameson’s original logbook dating back to the 1800s.
- Whiskey fans can hand-fill a bottle of Jameson Black Barrel, at cask strength, from a live bourbon barrel. This Bottle Your Own experience allows guests to personalise their purchase and enter their details into the Jameson archive.
Open Year Round
March to October
Open Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Tours: 7 days 10:00 - 16:45
November - February
Open Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Tours: 7 days 11:00 / 13:00 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:15
Late tours can be arranged on request. Additional charges will apply.
Closed: Closed for a limited number of days over Christmas - check website for details
Last admission: Last tour commences 16:15. The bar and shop remain open to visitors until 18:00
Approx. visit duration: 75 - 120 minutes
The Jameson Distillery, Midleton
Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork
T: +353 (0)21 461 3594
Senior (aged 65+): €19.00
Student (18yrs+ with valid ID): €19.00
Child (8-17): €11.00
Child (7yrs & under): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €55.00
Behind the Scenes Tour: €60.00
Premium Whiskey Tasting: €30.00
Other Useful Information
Free printed guides available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
TOURSTours are in English. French and German guides available for groups of 20 to 35 visitors – pre-booking required, subject to guide availability. Tours are both indoor and outdoor, it is, therefore, advisable to wear comfortable shoes and to have adequate warm clothing.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
East Cork is well known for its excellent food and cuisine and at the Jameson Experience Midleton they offer plenty of both. The Malthouse Restaurant offers a modern interpretation of traditional Irish cuisine including fresh seafood from Ballycotton as well as local meats and vegetables. The team at the Malhouse Restaurant make all their own food. Reservations not necessary. Open: 10:00 - 16:00 daily with lunch served 12:00 - 15:00.
Gift shop offering a great selection of world leading Whiskey brands and associated Whiskey items.
Car and coach parking available free on-site.
- The Jameson Distillery, Midleton is fully wheelchair accessible, and has accessible toilets.
- Guide/Assistance Dogs are permitted.
Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
Free Wi-Fi available
- Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2016
- Ultimate Cork Ambassador of the Year 2015
- Award of Excellence CIE Tours 2015
- A Gold Excellence Award and winner of the ‘Best Visit’ category at the CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence 2019
- TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 2019
Meetings and Event Opportunitiesread more
Jameson Distillery Midleton are a flexible bunch, so they can tailor whatever event you have in mind to suit your needs. From November-February the Jameson Auditorium can host conference groups of up to 120 people and comes equipped with a full AV system and the whole works.
John Jameson forged his name making great whiskey but along the way he also earned quite the reputation for being a warm and generous host. His bashes became legendary around these parts and that insistence on visitors having a good time informed every corner of the modern-day Jameson Distillery Midleton.
The home of Jameson Irish Whiskey is a truly unmatched venue in and around Cork that can provide the perfect home for whatever you have in mind. It's the perfect venue for an evening that will live long in the memory.
Their “Evening at the Distillery” is a particular favourite. The evening kicks off with a Jameson cocktail and a guided walking tour of their distillery. Both of these can work up quite the appetite, so this is where you're taken to their Malthouse Restaurant where resident chefs serve food that lives up to their founder's high standards. Their home is smack dab in the agricultural heartland of Ireland and they're proud to say that wherever possible, the food they serve is reared or grown within a short drive of their distillery. If you're looking to get everyone out on the dancefloor, all their event options can include a live band. This option is based on a minimum of 60-120 people.
Cork Airport is just 18km from Midleton and Ringaskiddy Ferry Port lies 15 km away. Public Buses stop within a one minute walk of the visitor centre and there is a commuter train service from Cork to Midleton running regularly throughout the day. A Jameson bus service operates to and from Cork City three times daily from March to October for individuals (weekends only in March & October, daily from April to September). For times and prices, visit jamesonwhiskey.comThe Jameson Distillery, Midleton Nearby Attractions