Jameson welcomes half a million visitors
by Jean Smullen
Published 12/06/2019

Jameson Distillery Bow St. and Jameson Distillery Midleton welcomed more than 500,000 visitors from 70 nations around the world in the last year, both venues are fast becoming the go-to attractions. Jameson Distillery Bow St. was awarded Europe's Leading Distillery Tour for the second year in a row at The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2019.  In 2018, Jameson Distillery Bow St. was named the World’s Leading Distillery Tour at the World Travel Awards.

Jameson is one of Ireland’s most recognised worldwide with 7.3 million cases sold in 2017/18, up from 500,000 cases during the mid-90s. As Jameson continues its phenomenal resurgence, the redeveloped Jameson Distillery Bow St and Jameson Distillery Midleton place storytelling at the core of the visitor experience, bringing Jameson’s 230-year history to life.

Jameson Distillery Bow St. and Jameson Distillery Midleton are leading the growth of Irish whiskey tourism. 923,000 people visited 13 distilleries across the country in 2018, with over half enjoying a Jameson experience. The results show that the industry is well on track to reach target visitor numbers of 1.9 million by 2025, as set out in the Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy.

Both venues offer five guided tours each . The most popular ‘Jameson Distillery Experience Tour’ is a tour around the original Midleton Distillery which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life.

 To book tickets for Jameson Distillery Bow St. or Jameson Distillery Midleton, visit www.jamesonwhiskey.com