Our Whiskey Story

We have always dreamed about having an Irish Whiskey distillery in Dublin. We set upon a journey of finding the perfect location, and in 2013, we discovered St. James’ Church and were drawn to its rich history and The Liberties. 

There is a cast of colourful characters associated with St.James’ Church, including my grandfather, John Hubert Lyons, who is buried in the graveyard. 

My wife, Deirdre, has painstakingly restored St. James’ Church to its former glory for you to discover and explore the site from past to present. 

Our new glass steeple, which has been named the “Liberties Lantern,” is a beacon marking a new era for St. James’ Church. 

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is the next step in our brewing and distilling journey. We are already at the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in the USA, where we have a sister distillery that produces Town Branch® Bourbon.