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Old Kilbeggan Distillery

Lower Main Street, Kilbeggan, Ireland
+353 57 933 2134
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5-Day Northern Ireland and Atlantic Coast Tour from Dublin
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to take the Kilbeggan Distillery tour and would highly recommend it. Tour shows you a historical perspective on the old process using a water wheel for power along with the process actually being used today. The tasting room is an excellent way...More

Thank tfcoboy3
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, all comments are appreciated. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with our visit to KIlbeggan Distillery today. Unfortunately when we got there the tour was booked up but to add to our disappointment when we requested personalized labels for the whiskey we were buying we were told they were not printing today, The...More

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

Dear Sean, Thank you for taking the time to review, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit. We are experiencing large volumes of visitors to the distillery at this time and as highlighted on our website, we do ask...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop from Dublin to Galway. Interesting distillery with a long history and still in some operation. We took the first tour of the day and had a small group. Our tour guide was able to answer all upcoming questions and also the tasting...More

Thank harryhirsch
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. Lovely to hear you enjoyed visit and of course our whisky tasting, we'll be sure to share the comments with our tour team. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to visit the Kilbeggan Distillery for its the oldest continually operating in Ireland (i believe i read). I wanted to avoid the big crowds at the more noted popular US known brands. Its great for this purpose. Still some tourists but not the...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
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 following your visit to the distillery. We will pass on your kind words to the team and hope to see you again at the distillery some day soon. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In comparison to other distillery tours, we found this tour quite short. It was good to see the old and the new brewery, but the information provided was a little brief. If you're in the Midlands for just one day, visit Tullamore instead of Kilbeggan....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. All feedback is very much appreciated and we will share your comments with the team. We do have a variety of tours available at the distillery offering experiences from 1 hour to 3 hours, hopefully...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in whiskey, you should tour a distillery in Ireland. This one is as good as any. Guided tour was well done, but mind your head and be prepared to walk up and down stairs and across the yard to the...More

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AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit to our distillery. All comments are gratefully received and we will pass your kind words on to Carol and the team. Kind Regards.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Heard a ru.our that this will be closing soon. Big pity as Kilbeggan has no other restaurant. A good solid Irish feed is available here. Always love their bacon and cabbage. The scones are a little pricey but generally good valueMore

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AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we understand that it is unfortunate that the Pantry restaurant next door is closing. The current tenants have decided not to renew their contract but we will do our best to keep interested parties informed...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great historical tour of distillery. Tour is filled with fascinating details about the ingenuity of the old process at the distillery and the use of the water wheel. Unfortunately we where there on a rare day off for the current distiller so we were not...More

Thank Larry S
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with us here at the distillery. All comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again, some time soon. Kindest Regards.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped by and received a friendly welcome and quick sign-up for the very next tour 10 minutes later. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable of the process as he gave the tour. This was not a running distillery, rather it is a...More

Thank LGCB
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We will pass on your kind words to the tour team. Rest assured, we are a working distillery, continuing to craft our much loved whiskey. We will discuss further with the team to ensure...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 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
AliceGuest, Visitor Centre Manager at Old Kilbeggan Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent time with us. All feedback and comments are very much appreciated. Kindest Regards.

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