Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, County Offaly
Please note: The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre is closed for refurbishment until August 2012.
Visit the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre - the home of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey. This is where the world famous Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey was first inspired and distilled - in the bustling town of Tullamore, County Offaly, in the Midlands of Ireland. The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre Tour is one of the best whiskey distillery tours in Ireland. Visitors to the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre have a choice of a self guided tour or joining one of the guided tours. Pre booking of guided tours is recommended.
Self guided Tour
Visitors are provided with a booklet which guides you through the exhibition. Language guide books are available in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech and Lithuanian.
The tour starts with an audiovisual experience (approx. 10 mins) which is available in English, French, German, Swedish or Czech. After the audiovisual visitors leave the auditorium and begin the self guided tour of the Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Irish Mist Liqueur exhibition. Here you can grind barley in our Quern stone, watch cooper assembling barrels on the audio visual or watch the honey bees at work in our resident bee hive, as well as learning about Tullamore Dew. Artefacts, including original record books of the customs officer, are on display. After visiting this floor you are encouraged to wander around the Town and Canal exhibition on the first floor. Many artefacts are on display on this floor highlighting the fascinating history of Tullamore and how it became one of the main towns of the midlands. After you have completed the tour you are brought to the bar, where one of the trained team will provide you with a tasting of your choice of one of the Tullamore Dew range or Irish Mist Liqueur.
Guided tours are scheduled for 11.30am or 2.30pm. However it is advisable to call ahead to avoid disappointment as these tours are subject to availability. Guided tours are very similar to the self guided tour, you begin with an audiovisual experience (approx. 10 mins) which is available in English, French, German, Swedish or Czech. After the Audiovisual visitors leave the auditorium where your guide will meet you and provide you with an interesting and insightful tour of the Whiskey exhibition. After the tour the guide will suggest you wander around the town and canal exhibition. After you have completed the tour you are brought to the bar, where one of the trained team will provide you with a tasting of your choice of one of the Tullamore Dew range.
The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre gift shop offers a wide selection of Tullamore Dew Gifts and Prodcuts. It has a tradition of carrying unique and unusual gifts as well as the traditional souvenirs and the Tullamore Dew Whiskey range of course!
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