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Old Kilbeggan Distillery

Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
+353 57 933 2134
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In the heart of Ireland, just over 1 hour from Dublin lies the town of Kilbeggan, home to the world's oldest distillery, established in 1757. It is the quintessential Irish whiskey distillery - whitewashed walls, weathered slate roof, brick chimney stack, creaking timber water wheel, even regular ghost sightings. This is no mere "visitor centre" but a real working distillery run by a team of young enthusiastic craftspeople (and a few wise old heads too), skilled in the traditional ways of making Irish whiskey. Open 7 days (except during Christmas and New Year). On-site Restaurant. Whiskey Bar. Gift Shop. Free parking.
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Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
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+353 57 933 2134
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Undertook the mid range tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. A knowledgeable guide took me through all the processes and workings of the old distillery, then through the new distillery operating on site. The mix of old and new was really informative. Seeing the old waterwheel...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Tracey was full of information about the history and process involved in producing whiskey. It is great to be able to get up close to the equipment especially the water wheel. The souvenir glass is also a nice touch. One tip is...More

Thank Michael F
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it is very much appreciated. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we will pass on your kind words to Tracey. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a few different tour options, and if you have time to spare the restaurant has great food as well

Thank MrPhileasF
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, all comments are appreciated. As you mention, we do have various tours available throughout the day. We will also be sure to pass on your kind words to the Pantry restaurant next door. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little distillery is well worth a stop. We didn't have time to wait for the tour, so looked around briefly and stopped in the tasting room. Kilbeggan quickly became our favorite Irish Whiskey, and we drank it the entire trip in Ireland and even...More

Thank Steve L
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and lovely to hear you continue to enjoy our whiskey! Hopefully you will be able to have a tour the next time you visit. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kilbeggan is just off the Dublin-Galway motorway, and well worth the stop. By luck, were there on the one day of the month that the offer a premium tour, led by their master distiller - Outstanding!

Thank Betty P
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your time with us here at the distillery. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your tour - we will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a tasting and really enjoyed it. The tour was about 20 euro, so we skipped it. The woman working in the tasting room was friendly and helpful. Given what my husband was tasting, she recommended another flight that would give us the...More

Thank Paige R
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review following your visit to the distillery. - lovely to hear that you enjoyed a variety of whiskies. We hope to welcome you again some time soon. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this tour mostly for my husband who likes whiskey. Myself....not so much. Anyway, we had been to Jameson in Dublin which was beautiful but definitely a Big Thing on the tourist schedule. From the first contact I had with Kilbeggan they were friendly,...More

Thank Lanniekins
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to the distillery. With regular tours for those at the start of their whiskey journey and the connoisseurs alike, its lovely to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stop at a whiskey distillery which was still functioning as such. The tour was extremely interesting, followed by a tasting of three of the whiskeys produced there. They have a working paddle wheel which brings in the crystal clear spring water, and...More

Thank MsSKD
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to the distillery. Our iconic waterwheel was restored near 5 years ago and we are proud that it continues to be an icon of Ireland's whiskey heritage. We will pass on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on our last day in Ireland and took the guided tour. It was very informative and fun. Not a drinker, but enjoyed the tasting. They have a restaurant on site, but did not have time to try.

Thank Steven P
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Steven for taking the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated and lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us and of course the whiskey tasting. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We sort of stumbled upon this place as we were driving around and had stopped to fill up the car with gas. Saw a sign and decided to stop. I am the first to admit I am not a huge whiskey fan, but I will...More

Thank PurpleMN
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to provide a review. Lovely to hear that (even as a non whiskey fan) you enjoyed your time with us. I will pass your kind words on to the team. Kindest Regards.

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