Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin: Hours, Address, Pearse Lyons Distillery Reviews: 5/5

Pearse Lyons Distillery
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Friday
10:30 - 18:00
Saturday
10:30 - 18:00
Sunday
11:30 - 18:00
About
Located in Dublin’s historic Liberties, Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin’s only boutique distillery, is a five-minute walk from The Guinness Storehouse. Nestled in the former Church of St. James, this distillery has a colourful history dating back to the 12 Century. On tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard, guests are introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin’s famous distilling and brewing district. This district, rich in culture and tradition, was once a place of booming industry known as The Golden Triangle. The Pearse Lyons Distillery produces some of Ireland’s finest small batch Irish whiskies and celebrates the Irish tradition of storytelling on each guided tour. Guests enjoy a sensory experience as they are brought through the distilling process, before enjoying whiskey and gin tastings at our tasting bar. All booklets, interactives and welcome video are translated in seven languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese)
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ClausHebor
Oksbol, Denmark110 contributions
Great whiskey & history experience in Dublin
Oct 2021
The distillery is built into an old church which makes it an amazing experience to visit. You´ll get a great whiskey & distillery experience, but at the same time visit a beautifully restored building as well as a historical tours of the churchyard and the church.
A MUST-SEE experience in Dublin & a great way to taste some great whiskey.
Written 15 October 2021
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TraceyF1092
Thanks for your great review Claus - We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 October 2021
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DMVvagabond
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Best Distillery Tour in Dublin
Oct 2021
Though it is only been in operation since 2013, Pearse Lyons is a unique distillery experience. The whiskey they produce is excellent and the gin is the best I have tasted (admittedly, I am not a gin drinker - but bought a bottle because it was so unique).

But more than the spirits, the location of the distillery is a window into the history of the neighborhood. Dr. and Mrs. Lyon did an amazing job of restoring a beautiful church and giving it a new purpose. Their effort and that of the staff who are passionate about their made the experience into much more than a typical tasting.
Written 10 October 2021
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TraceyF1092
Thanks for your great review - We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you enjoy your bottle of Gin!
Written 18 October 2021
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3,068 contributions
Nice tour
Feb 2020
A church transformed into distillery is something new for me but original!
The history behind this distillery/Church is very interesting. Tour guide was passionate and very informative.
Tasting after the tour was nice
Written 27 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it!
Written 18 October 2021
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Karima M
Muscat, Oman24 contributions
Amazing Tour!
My husband (Irish) and I (American) had the opportunity to tour the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery which is located in a beautifully restored church. It's just gorgeous. Bernard explained the history of the area, church and distillery while James explained the distillation process and gave us the run down on the different whiskies and gin we sampled. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the tour and sampling. They were lovely! When we do have outside visitors we will have to come back!
Written 19 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it! We'll be sure to let Bernard and James know too!
Written 18 October 2021
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sportsguy2008
ireland15 contributions
Great Tour!
Sep 2020
Enjoyable Tour of a boutique Whiskey Distillery , very interesting on both the story of the church and the making of the Whiskey, and the Tour guides were brilliant . Well worth taking in a a trip to Dublin - oh, and the Whiskey was lovely too!
Written 14 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it!
Written 18 October 2021
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AndyG_1983_12
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Amazing history and a unique experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
We did the legacy tour yesterday as part of our staycation and we were blown away by the history and background to the distillery. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and was brilliant at explaining the different types of whiskies and gins. Highly recommend it for the history and the whiskey of course ! Thanks for a great time 🙂
Written 10 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it!
Written 18 October 2021
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Katie M
County Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
The Legacy Tour at Pearse Lyons is not to be missed!
Sep 2020 • Couples
My husband and I love whiskey and gin distillery tours on the rare times we can get an afternoon to ourselves. We have done quite a few in Dublin over past few years and must say that even though Pearse Lyons is one of the smaller distilleries in the Liberties area of Dublin, it is very impressive and stands tall amongst its titan competitors.

We were booked on the legacy tour, booked by customer care rep Laura who gave us a warm welcome and a brief overview of how the tour will run while complying with covid health and safety guidelines. We felt very safe and social distancing / hand sanitising was observed throughout the experience without being overwhelming.
Tour had 6 people which was nice. Our guide Sheila was really friendly and really knew her stuff. We learned about the history of the company and the grounds its built on, all really interesting. The graveyard on the site has many fasincating stories of the people buried there and the transformarion of the church into the distillery/museum/shop was very impressive.

We had 5 tasting drinks and they made a lovely fuss over the fact it was our 10th wedding anniversary. It really is little things like that that really makes me want to return in the future with more people. We bought a bottle of their 7 year batch brand to mark the occasion, it was de-lish!

Tour was just over an hour long. Make sure to add this to your list of things to do next time your in Dublin city! :-)
Written 6 September 2020
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TraceyF1092
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour and tasting experience with us, Katie. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. we greatly appreciate it! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 October 2021
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lisahayes118
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Fantastic tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
What a gem of a place!! We had a fantastic experience and with it being on our doorstep, we'll be going again! David and James were brilliant and would encourage anyone to visit.
Written 25 August 2020
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Dear lisahayes118, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We will pass on your kind words to David and James who will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 25 August 2020
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Laura-D
dublin9 contributions
A unique whiskey tour experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
A very interesting tour with a top-class tour guide, James. We had a brilliant experience and got to taste lots of whiskey and gin. A really enjoyable experience in beautiful buildings. I’d highly recommend. It was a unique whiskey tour which felt very personalised in comparison to other Dublin whiskey tours.
Written 7 August 2020
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Dear -Laura-D-Trips, Thank you for the review; we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour and the tasting. James is an excellent story-teller and will be delighted to hear you enjoyed his tour. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 25 August 2020
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starskys77
Dublin, Ireland34 contributions
Connoisseur whiskey tour at an affordable price.
Aug 2020
In keeping things local and trying to give more at home during these times, my partner & I checked out this tour on a Sunday evening. Having been not overly familiar with the brand we decided to book a trip to visit.

As all visitors will see upon arrival in the short movie presentation This site has been recently acquired by the Distillery. Indeed it was also inspiring to see that the founder Pearse Lyons, Made his money in the U.S. and returned home with it to create Irish Jobs.

The facility is truly state of the art and all of the staff are 100% knowlegeable on their brand and product. Our tour guide, Tiernan, was a weath of information and guided us around in a relaxed manor.

The church (formerley St. James') has been paid much care and attention in recent years to restore it to it's former glory. Also the immaculatley fininshed displays around the site along with the copper pot stills, truly immerse the viewer in the whole process.

Last stop on the trip was at the gift shop, wheere we spoke to James, running that section. He was very friendly and talkative and did his utmost best, to ensure that we had the products we wanted when leaving.

Indeed all the staff at the site were engaging. I've talked with other staff on other tours, and it's as if they listen, but chime out some rehersed script to keep you happy. Here it's the opposite, your imput is valued and discussed with you.

I would highly recommend a visit. Whilst the tour itself seems relatively short, there's a wealth of information to be had...and some great whiskey too!
Written 6 August 2020
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Dear starskys77, Thank you for coming to the Pearse Lyons Distillery and leaving us a 5 star review! Tiernan is a fantastic storyteller and will be happy to know you enjoyed your time here! I will also pass on your kind words to James in the gift shop. We really appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura
Written 25 August 2020
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