Local Distillers


Tullamore Dew Distillery

One of Ireland's finest whiskeys, Tullamore Dew was first distilled in 1829.The Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre Tullamore is located in the original 1897 bonded warehouse. Wander through the re - created working stations of the old distillery, such as the malting, boiling or cooperage areas. Indeed, not only can you learn about the whiskey making process, by experiencing how to shovel or grind the barley the old way, but also, you will find out why the distilling business was so important in Tullamore. 

At the end of the tour enjoy a complimentary tasting of Tullamore Dew Whiskey or Irish Mist Liqueur.

For more information on the heritage centre you can click here. Ask at the Bridge House Bar to

try one of the many blends in stock or one of the seasonal cocktails that we have on offer!

Locke's Distillery

Locke's Distillery is the last remaining example of a small pot still whiskey distillery in Ireland believed to be the oldest in the world. It was licensed in 1757 and whiskey production continued until for 200 years until 1957, when the distillery closed its doors. Now open as museum, guided tours follow the process from the grinding of the grain to the casting of the final product. Learn about the lives and the working conditions of the people who worked here and to top it all off, a complimentary tasting of Kilbeggan Irish whiskey! Renowned for being the birthplace and early home of legendary Finn MaCool along with being the spawning ground of the Salmon of Knowledge which brought him the wisdom of the world, the Slieve Blooms rolling hills inspire.

The Bridge House Hotel Tullamore is the perfect place to stay & discover Ireland's hidden heartlands.

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