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

Pearse Lyons Signature Deirdre Lyons Signature

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.

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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.

News

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Events

Christmas carols, whiskey and treats at Pearse Lyons Distillery in aid of St. Vincent De Paul

Join us on December 17th at 4:00 p.m., when will open our doors for festive treats and live entertainment in aid of the local society of St. Vincent DePaul in The Liberties, Dublin 8.The Pearse Lyons Distillery will host two hours of Christmas celebrations from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. where guests will enjoy live music from the James’s Street Band and the Alltech Choir, not to mention festive nibbles and all-round Christmas cheer! Tickets are €15 per person and include a Pearse Chestnut Hot Whiskey or a Ha’penny Gin Christmas Prosecco Cocktail. Additional beverages can be purchased at Pearse's Place, tasting bar.

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Pearse Chestnut Hot Whiskey          Ha’penny Gin Christmas Prosecco Cocktail 

Looking for the perfect Pearse Irish Whiskey gift for Christmas?

At Pearse Lyons Distillery we have four signature whiskeys that will suit all tastes this Christmas.The Original has a light, smooth and easy taste with a hint of spearmint that warms to hints of semi-sweet chocolate, light oak wood, creamy vanilla and light caramel. It has a mild malt character, is well balanced and finishes with a crisp smooth spice. Our Distiller’s Choice has a smooth, warm, light oak flavour with hints of green grape evolving to caramelised pear. As Pearse Distiller’s Choice develops you will savour a hint of cocoa and dried fruits while finishing with notes of stewed apple, clove and custard.If a 12 year old single malt is more your style, our Founder’s Choice has hints of lemon, dried orange and a touch of honeysuckle which finishes deliciously smooth and leaves you with warm notes of ginger and clove. Our seven-year-old masterpiece is our limited edition Cooper’s Select that was first aged in bourbon barrels and then re-casked into first fill sherry casks. This has a big wood and sherry influence and is perfect for a Christmas tipple.

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or stocking filler?

If you are looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or a stocking filler, why not pick up one of our gift vouchers. These vouchers can be treated like cash, allowing the receiver to purchase tour tickets and spend money in our gift shop. For more information on our festive offerings call us on +353 01 691 6000. Find us and join the conversation@pldistillery | #pearselyonsdistillery

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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