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Pearse Lyons Distillery

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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...more
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121-122 James's Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour is a great experience that explains the traditional whiskey production along with a fascinating insight into the history of the building. The building has been restored to a superb standard giving a wonderful environment to browse the gifts and of course the whiskeys...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gaz4caz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were toured out of doing distilleries and instead did the tasting. Since everything is inside the distillery you have to either take a tour or do the tasting. The setting in the old church was beautifully done. Our tasting was private and our host...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended very interesting to learn about whyskey and the liberties district in Dublin good visitMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laura B
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Laura B, Thank you for coming to the Pearse Lyons Distillery and leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted to hear about your experience with us and thank you for recommending us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love good whiskey then this is the tour to take in Dublin. Seriously this place is a must visit! The tour is very informative and interesting. They have done an amazing job restoring the old church, I was particularly awed by the stained...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matt V
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Matt V, Thank you for your excellent feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour and will pass on your kind words to Emma. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff, even gave us ponchos for the rain. Graveyard tour was so interesting and intriguing. Tasting was a nice perk!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tenpinktoes
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tenpinktoes, Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Distillery. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From arriving in reception, to the tour, to the tasting and finally the shop - everyone was friendly, welcoming and helpful. We took part in the Legacy tour which starts with an introduction to the vision of the distillery and the brand by the late...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tobyfield
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tobyfield, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to give us feedback. It was a pleasure to read about your great experience with us, we will pass on your fabulous feedback to the team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see, hear and do at this attraction i.e. pay for a tour, listen to history/updates on this establishment/church/graveyard, see the distillery/renovation, do some tasting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott D
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Scott D, Thank you for the review. we delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Distillery. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 14 February 2019

A group of us visited this new venue recently and really enjoyed the experience. I was curious to see how the restoration of the church was done more so than the whiskey tasting, but the guided tour does the lot. Very interesting and informative guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GeraldineM53
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear GeraldineM53, Thank you for visiting the Pearse Lyons Distillery and leaving us a 5 star review! We are delighted to hear about your experience with us and thank you for recommending us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019

A number of us from work visited the Pearse Lyons Distillery last week. We were first given an update on the history of the Church, graveyard and the more recent history of the distillery itself. We were then brought in for the tour and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Dear The_Irish_Travel_Bug, Thank you for taking the to write this lovely 5 star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour of our distillery and the tasting experience. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura

Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Came upon this place by accident. The distillery is located in an old church which has been superbly renovated. They have replaced the broken and boarded up windows with stained glass depicting the whiskey making process. The tower has been topped with an unique glass...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rattyatwell
LauraF7065, Front Office Manager at Pearse Lyons Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Dear Rattyatwell, Thank you very much for the kind review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at our distillery. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura

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mconley2100
13 June 2018|
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Response from LauraF7065 | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Our tours run every thirty minutes throughout the day and the tour will last for approximately 1 hour. Please see our current opening times below: Monday - Thursday: First tour at 10:00am and then every... More
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mconley2100
13 June 2018|
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Response from KevConn58 | Reviewed this property |
You can book online and choose a tour time that suits your schedule.
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Gerrirish
2 June 2018|
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Response from 673bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Hi , there is no resturant on site but a pub/resturant across the road , the malt , well worth a try , good food at a decent price , enjoy the distillery .
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