As part of National Heritage Week, visit Pearse Lyons Distillery where you can view our free exhibition on the lives of those buried in our 800 year old graveyard. Discover the many fascinating stories of tradesmen and women from The Liberties, Dublin and their adventures at home and abroad. From soldiers who fought in the Civil War or earned a Victoria Cross in New Zealand there are countless incredible tales to discover. Whether they were making boots, biscuits, brews or overseeing the humble beginnings of the Irish Whiskey phenomenon, our ancient burial site is home to men, women and children who helped to put Dublin on the map of industry and invention.
The exhibition is in the reception foyer of our visitor centre, open from 9:30am to 5pm (11:30am on Sundays). You can make the most of your visit by booking one of our whiskey tasting experiences and touring the inside of our renovated St. James Church that now houses our boutique, working distillery. The tour includes the 800 year old graveyard surrounding the church and much of the local history of The Liberties, Dublin.
Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking of a simple gift that will put a smile on your Dad’s face. Here at Pearse Lyons Distillery we have got you covered for the perfect Father’s Day gift. If your ‘auld lad’ is a fan of ‘the whiskey’, or history for that matter, a visit to the distillery is the perfect excuse to spend some quality time together. With that in mind we’ve created an exclusive Pearse Whiskey Experience for two for only €50.
What does this include?
This offer includes a one-hour guided tour, hosted by local Storytellers, which will walk you and your ‘Da’ through the life of the former St. James Church and how it came to be Pearse Lyons Distillery. Our Storytellers will regale you and ‘Pops’ with intriguing tales dating back to the 12th Century before you enter the distillery to smell, touch and taste each step of the whiskey distilling process. Here, you and the ‘old man’ will have the opportunity to chat with our distillers and see first-hand how to produce some of the finest Irish Whiskey Dublin has to offer.
Taste four unique Pearse Irish Whiskeys
That’s not all, at our tasting bar, Pearse’s Place, you will have the opportunity to taste four unique Irish Whiskeys; Pearse Original, a grain and malt whiskey blend aged in bourbon casks for 3-5 years. Pearse Distiller’s Choice, a blend of grain and malt whiskey aged in bourbon and sherry casks for 4-9 years. Pearse Founder’s Choice, a distinctive 12-year old single malt and finally Pearse Cooper’s Select, a grain and malt whiskey originally ages in bourbon casks and re-casked in Oloroso sherry casks to create a full flavoured special finish.
Wait, there’s more! You and ‘the auld fella’ can then both enjoy a signature TPL cocktail to toast Fatherhood and to the fact that, there is no one quite like your Dad!
(And if you want to keep walking down memory lane then you can pop into our local, McCann’s Bar). This offer is available to purchase online up until June 17 and is valid until July 31, 2019.
However, if time is of the essence, you can pick up a gift card or a bottle of our finest Pearse Irish Whiskey from our visitor centre. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +353 (0) 1 6916000.
You can purchase you’re ticket by clicking here or on the book now button at the top right hand side of your screen.
Dublin’s only boutique distillery showcases the Dublin promise of a vibrant city coexisting side by side with nature
After overcoming stiff competition from some of the best the Dublin tourism industry has to offer, Pearse Lyons Distillery has been awarded Best Dublin Visitor Experience for a business with fewer than 100,000 visitors annually at the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Awards.
Notably, the award recognized the distillery’s tours and tasting experiences, both of which showcase high standards of excellence in hospitality and customer service. The distillery’s original submission for the award highlighted the importance of promoting Dublin as a vibrant city coexisting side by side with nature while enhancing incremental tourism activity. It also illustrated the distillery’s economic contribution to the Liberties in Dublin.
The awards, which take place every two years, are organised by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and industry partners. The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and success within tourism, Ireland’s largest indigenous sector, which employs 270,000 people throughout the country. This year’s competition for the Best Dublin Visitor Experience award included Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Fab Food Trails, Ericsson Skyline Tour at Croke Park and 14 Henrietta Street.
“The distillery team are honoured to receive such an award,” said Tracey Flinter, general manager of Pearse Lyons Distillery. “Our first 17 months in business have shown us the true potential of our unique tourism offering. Our storytellers are passionate, experienced and knowledgeable in the history of the site and all things whiskey, and we pride ourselves on offering small, personable tours in a working distillery.
“Our distillery and visitor centre at the former St. James’ Church and graveyard allow us to showcase the new, vibrant life of the Liberties in Dublin while combining our own distinctive history with the stories of the area’s culture and fascinating past,” continued Flinter. “I like to describe our experience as 50 percent history and 50 percent whiskey. If you are a history enthusiast or a whiskey connoisseur, you’ll be sure to enjoy Pearse Lyons Distillery.”
The boutique distillery, which was the brainchild of the late Pearse Lyons and his wife, Deirdre Lyons, co-founder and director of corporate image and design at Alltech, opened its doors to the public in August 2017. The four-year refurbishment and renovation saw more than €22 million invested in the site, which has welcomed more than 30,000 visitors to date.
Find the perfect match at Pearse Lyons Distillery
Whether it’s whiskey, gin or a tour and tasting experience, you are sure to find your perfect Valentine’s gift at Pearse Lyons Distillery.
For those of you looking for a unique experience, why not take a tour and tasting experience in our boutique distillery located in Dublin’s historic Liberties. As part of our Valentine’s package, couples or friends, can tour the distillery on a combination ticket for two adults on February 14th or 15th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s package includes a Ha’Penny Gin or Pearse Whiskey cocktail on arrival, a fully guided tour of our 800-year-old site and newly refurbished distillery, which sits in the former St. James’ Church. At our tasting bar, guests will enjoy 3 samples (3 whiskeys or 3 gins). Not only will they discover the difference between each of the spirits, but they will leave with a box of our exclusive hand-made Bean and Goose ‘Distiller’s Choice’ whiskey chocolate truffles to share with their loved one. Tickets for two cost €50 and are available to purchase at pearselyonsdistillery.com.
For those of you that can’t join our tour and tasting experiences, you can purchase our gins and whiskeys directly from our Visitor Centre. Our Ha’Penny Rhubarb Gin at only €40.00 is sure to delight this Valentine’s for those pink gin lovers. If your other half is a whiskey fan, why not pair our Pearse Distiller’s Choice with our exclusive handmade whiskey truffles for €60.00? For more information on our whiskey range, check out our website.
Still can’t decide what to get? Let your loved one decide with a Pearse Lyons Distillery Gift Card. This card can be used just like cash and goes towards all experiences, whiskeys, gins and items in our gift shop.
Please enjoy Pearse Whiskey and Ha’Penny Gin responsibly.
Looking for the perfect whiskey or gin gift set this Christmas?
At Pearse Lyons Distillery we have lots of festive treats to surprise the whiskey and gin lovers in your life this Christmas. Along with our five signature whiskeys, we have a number of whiskey hampers and Ha’Penny Gin Gift Sets, the latest whiskey and cocktail books and not to mention our distillery exclusive Bean & Goose Distiller’s Choice handmade chocolate truffles available. No matter how small or big your budget is this Christmas, Pearse Lyons Distillery has something for everyone.
Our Pearse Whiskeys are gift wrapped and bagged for Christmas, but if you are in search of a hamper our prices start at €39.95 for a bottle of The Original and two distillery glasses. All hampers are made to order.
The Pearse Whiskey Collection
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.
Pearse Five-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey
The release of Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. It is the first five-year age statement Irish whiskey to appear from a new distillery in the whole of Ireland in more than 25 years. Presented in 4,000 individually numbered bottles, this limited release 5-Year-Old Single Malt was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks.
Bean & Goose Distiller’s Choice Pearse Irish Whiskey Truffles
If your gifting chocolate this Christmas, why not pick up a box of our distillery exclusive Distiller’s Choice Pearse Irish Whiskey Truffles which are handmade by Bean & Goose. These retail at €16.50 and are sure to delight the chocolate lover in your life.
Christmas Cracker – Pearse Cooper’s Select
Our distillers like to describe this as Christmas in a glass – if you are looking for a small stocking filler this is the perfect gift. Inside this Christmas cracker you will find a miniature 5cl bottle of Cooper’s Select. These Christmas crackers retail at €12.95
Ha’Penny Gin and Ha’Penny Gin Rhubarb Gift Sets
These gin gift sets are sure to please with a selection of gin filled baubles or bottles and glassware sets available.
Looking for a last-minute gift card?
If you can’t decide on what to buy, why not play it safe with our distillery gift card. These cards can be treated like cash, allowing the receiver to purchase tour tickets and spend money in our gift shop.
All of these gifts are available for reception in our Visitor Centre on James’s Street, Dublin 8. For more information on our festive offerings call us on +353 01 691 6000 or email email@example.com.
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