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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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  • Average5%
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Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopover on the drive to Galway from Dublin. Official tours start on the hour, at the small visitor center. Tracy was amazing, gave a meaningful and information laden tour over 40 minutes. Allowed time for visitors to take photos and talk during the tour, not...More

Thank jaredites1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided since it was raining, to take a drive to Kilbeggan and tour the distillery. We happen to pick the Distiller's tour at 1:30 in the afternoon.. So glad we did, what a great tour Tracey gave us and we were the only one's...More

Thank Karen M
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Karen, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit. All feedback is appreciated and we will pass on your kind words. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our road trip in Ireland, brought us to this quaint town, (maybe, 1 hr from Galway?). We saw the signs for the distillery, and, decided to take the tour. An interesting woman took us throughout this building, describing the process and history. At the end,...More

Thank phillydiver
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are a little over an hour from Galway and similar from Dublin, so receive many guests looking to experience some of Irelands heritage and indeed our award winning whiskey. Lovely to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on the way from Dublin to Athlone. Many of the party had visited other distilleries but everyone was most impressed. The local Guide was lovely and knowledgeable. Fantastic value for money considering you get three 'tastes' and a shot glass. Super visit.

Thank John D
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We will pass on your kind words to our tour team. We hope to see you at the distillery again some day soon. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the old distillery. The guide was very well informed and provided a great insight into the whole process. We had the breakfast in the restaurant and I can guarantee you won't need to eat all day afterwards ! It's huge! Call in...More

Thank Donal K
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Donal, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit to the distillery. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time here, we will pass on your kind words to the team. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This place provided a glimpse of history. Whole old distillery is mesmerizing and tour guides were very knowledgeable. Three whiskey tasting at the end was a nice bonus

Thank Andrej Z
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are very proud of our history, heritage and of course our whiskey! I will pass on your kind words to the tour guides. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Even though the website says "Over 18's only", there were at least 7 under 12's, two of whom were toddlers. Needless to say, hearing the tour guide was difficult at times. The other disappointment was discovering that the "small taster size" for a designated driver...More

Thank Jeff C
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to leave your constructive feedback. We pride ourselves on being family friendly and welcome children to the distillery, however we do encourage and expect parents to ensure their children do not impinge on the experience of all...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

After taking the tour at Bushmills Distillery earlier in the week, we found the tour at Old Kilbeggan Distillery to be far more interesting and better informed. Keep in mind that this is more of a museum than a working distillery, with most of their...More

Thank Peter_01039
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience, we will share your kind words. As you mention, whilst we still produce whiskey, we are also very proud to showcase how whiskey was made in decades gone by. We pride ourselves on producing...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Spent about an hour at this distillery on a really good tour, the guide was excellent and knew his stuff. We sampled 4 whiskeys and we were given a lovely little souvenir glass to take away. Cost for the visit, €14

Thank Anna Marie G
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Anna, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time here at the distillery and we will be sure to pass on your kind words. Kind Regards

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Passed on our way from Dublin to Galway. Interesting distillery with a long history. Our guide had plenty of time to answer questions.More

Thank Dorte Ø
AliceGuest, Visitor Experience Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. All feedback is appreciated. Kilbeggan is one of the oldest licenced distilleries in Ireland still producing whiskey. The team here take great pleasure in sharing our knowledge and experience that has been passed down from generation...More

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