Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is a new chapter for The Liberties, Dublin. Family history, a personal passion for brewing and distilling, and an entrepreneurial spirit has inspired the restoration of St. James’ Church and the continuing renaissance of distilling in The Liberties. Founded by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is history in the remaking.

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is a new chapter for The Liberties, Dublin. Family history, a personal passion for brewing and distilling, and an entrepreneurial spirit has inspired the restoration of St. James’ Church and the continuing renaissance of distilling in The Liberties. Founded by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is history in the remaking.

Discover Pearse

Irish Whiskeys

The Pearse Irish Whiskey Collection has something to offer all palates. Inspired by age-old techniques, the collection marries the best methods from both sides of the Atlantic, and are brimming with the spirit of The Liberties.

Our Irish Whiskeys are double-distilled to ensure we capture the full character of the spirit using small-batch copper pot stills that have traveled all the way from Kentucky, USA. Indeed, the pot stills are characters themselves, so be sure to ask our storytellers what we have christened them!

When tasting a whiskey the three things to look out for are the 'nose', the 'palate' and the 'finish'. The 'nose' is what you can smell from the whiskey and is a huge indication of the flavours you will experience on your palate. On average, 70 percent of our taste is based on what we smell. The 'palate' refers to the flavours you get on the tongue. Sip a little of the product and let it roll around your tongue and then swallow gently. Breathe in and draw some air through your mouth. Finally you are looking for the 'finish'. This is how long the flavours linger on your tongue and at the back of your throat.

Discover Pearse

Irish Whiskeys

The Pearse Irish Whiskey Collection has something to offer all palates. Inspired by age-old techniques, the collection marries the best methods from both sides of the Atlantic, and are brimming with the spirit of The Liberties.

Our Irish Whiskeys are double-distilled to ensure we capture the full character of the spirit using small-batch copper pot stills that have traveled all the way from Kentucky, USA. Indeed, the pot stills are characters themselves, so be sure to ask our storytellers what we have christened them!

When tasting a whiskey the three things to look out for are the 'nose', the 'palate' and the 'finish'. The 'nose' is what you can smell from the whiskey and is a huge indication of the flavours you will experience on your palate. On average, 70 percent of our taste is based on what we smell. The 'palate' refers to the flavours you get on the tongue. Sip a little of the product and let it roll around your tongue and then swallow gently. Breathe in and draw some air through your mouth. Finally you are looking for the 'finish'. This is how long the flavours linger on your tongue and at the back of your throat.

Our

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, our welcome visitor, 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.

Sincerely,
Pearse Lyons & Deirdre Lyons

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Distillery

Tour


We are honoured that you have discovered our boutique working distillery.

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We would like you to discover our story of local history, of character and of whiskey. We welcome our visitors from the four corners of the globe.

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Our Distillery tours run every half hour for an hour and in keeping with our boutique nature, are small in size so that you can
enjoy a personal experience.

Distillery

Tour


We are honoured that you have discovered our boutique working distillery.

vendome-icon

We would like you to discover our story of local history, of character and of whiskey. We welcome our visitors from the four corners of the globe.

whiskey-glass-icon

Our Distillery tours run every half hour for an hour and in keeping with our boutique nature, are small in size so that you can
enjoy a personal experience.

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VIP Experiences at Pearse Lyons Distillery

Our team at Pearse Lyons Distillery have created four unique experiences that will suit all interests. We invite you to discover our story of fascinating local history, compelling characters and, of course, our signature Pearse Irish Whiskey at Dublin’s only boutique distillery.While whiskey is only part of our story, it is a big part of your experience with us.Each experience is designed to tempt the taste buds, while also engaging & inspiring the visitor with the traditions of Irish Whiskey distilling.Private tours at Pearse Lyons Distillery Our private intimate tours take visitors from past to present, as our local storytellers regale the history and culture of the Liberties, Dublin. On this tour you will meet our distillery who will guide you through the Irish Whiskey distilling process from start to finish. Here, visitors get to touch, taste and smell the different stages of whiskey production. At our tasting bar, Pearse's Place, visitors are offered four signature Pearse Irish Whiskeys. The private tour ends with complementary post-drinks in McCann's bar on the distillery site.Cocktail experiences at Pearse Lyons Distillery If you are looking for something different, why not try our Cocktail Experience, with our Pearse Irish Whiskey mixologist. During this experience, visitors will create modern day cocktails with traditional Irish Whiskey. Light refreshments are served to compliment the beverages and the experience ends with complimentary post-drinks in McCann's bar.Pearse Irish Whiskey food pairing experience If whiskey and food pairing are more your style, visitors can avail of our signature Pearse Irish Whiskey Food Pairing Experience. Our distillery team work with local food producers to source seasonal food pairings to complement our four signature whiskeys. The art of whiskey distilling experience In search of something completely unique, then look no further than The Art of Whiskey Distilling Experience at Pearse Lyons Distillery. This experience caters for an intimate group who will receive a VIP tour and tasting, speciality food pairings and an opportunity to create and blend your own Irish Whiskey with our head distiller. There is also an option to own the first cask-strength spirit from our pot stills. This experience is also followed by complimentary post-drink in McCann's bar.Download our VIP experiences brochure or contact us at +353 (0)1 691 6000.

Visit

Join us to discover more about our boutique Irish Whiskey distillery at St. James, nestled in the heart of The Liberties. Whether you are a Dubliner discovering more about your city, culturally curious or an intrepid whiskey enthusiast, join us on our Irish Whiskey journey at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

We invite you to discover our story of fascinating local history, curious characters and, of course, our signature small-batch Irish Whiskeys.

Our distillery tours run every hour on the hour and, in keeping with our boutique nature, are small in size so that you can enjoy a more personal experience.

Our guided tours are hosted by our team of friendly storytellers, who will regale you with intriguing tales dating back to the 12th Century.

While whiskey is only part of our story, it is a big part of your experience with us. You can sip and savour our range of small-batch Irish Whiskeys in the nave of the church as our small-batch copper pot stills are hard at work distilling our next batch.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 9.30 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
(first tour 10.00 a.m. and last tour 5.00 p.m.)
Sundays: 11.30 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
(first tour 12.00 p.m. and last tour 5.00 p.m.)


Pearse Lyons Distillery
121-122 James's Street
Dublin 8
Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6916000

Tickets

Adults: €20

Children: Children under the age of 10 who are accompanied by an adult visit for free. Children aged between 11 - 17: €10

Concessions: €18 (please show valid photo I.D. at the ticket desk)

Groups: For groups of 10 or more, please contact info@pearselyonsdistillery.com.

You can also buy tickets at the door

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