Bow St. Experience (10:00 on 11/09/2018)
Like the Tullamore Dew Experience, this is not a distillery (although it was once), but a vistor experience which takes you through the history of Jameson's and Irish whiskey..
The guide was very good with a humerous line of banter and anecdotes. The history of Jameson's is well covered as well as the process of making Irish whiskey and included some videos and interactive parts of the tour.
The website and ticket says to arrive 15 minutes early, but the doors not opened until 955 and I had a 1000 booking. This meant I had to stand around outside and then there was a bit of a rush to get everyone in and ticketed prior to the tour start; tis meant there was a slight delay to the tour starting. Fortunately, I had nothing pendind immediately afterwards and I presume later tours won't suffer from such issues.
The tour is for a maximum of thirty people, and I thinkwe had about 16-20on the tour I was on. However, while the buildings are the orignal distillery buildings, the experience has been designed with plenty of space so it didn't feel at all cramped.
Well, worth visiting for an introduction to Jameson's and the history of Irish whisky.
If I have one nitpick, it is that a day or so after the tour, I received an email with a discount code to use for booking a tour of the Jameson Midleton Distillery. Unfortunately, I had booked all tours before I left so was unable to benefit from the discount. The discount code could have been emailed on booking of the tour instead of afte the tour had taken place.
by booking a morning tour, I got a reduction to €17 rather than the full €20 standard price.