Irish whiskey is world renowned and its history can be traced on guided tours through any of our Irish Whiskey Visitors Centres - The Irish Whiskey Corner in Dublin, Bushmills Distillery Co. Antrim and The Jameson Heritage Centre here in Midleton Co. Cork, 12 miles east of Cork City on the main Cork Waterford Road. The Jameson tour commences with an informative audio-visual presentation. Guests accompanied by a tour guide then follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and architecturally unique buildings - Mills, Malting Houses, Corn Stores, Stillhouses, old Offices and atmospheric Warehouses. The visitor can encounter superbly restored machinery and dramatic recreations of many of the steps in whiskey production.
Visitors can see the largest Pot Still in the work with a capacity of 32,000 gallons and the Old Waterwheel manufactured in 1825 to provide motive power prior to the days of electricity, and still turning today. Each visit culminates in the Jameson Bar with the Irish whiskey tasting session when you may have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish Whiskey Taster with a presentation diploma! Then relax in the Centre's elegant restaurant specialising in country farmhouse fare or perhaps browse through the equally elegant gift and craft shop.