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Relax with Afternoon Tea in our beautiful new Tea Room at Pearse Lyons Distillery, followed by our Legacy Tour & Tasting Experience at our award-winning boutique whiskey distillery. 

Enjoy a delicious selection of seasonal, artisan sandwiches, pastries and scones from Pompous Pantry with our very own whiskey jam, served with butter, cream and your choice of Solaris hand-blended, organic tea. Following your Afternoon Tea, your fully guided tour of our distillery will begin, taking in St. James’s 800-year-old graveyard, the history of the former church and the distillation process of our boutique, working distillery. You will sample five of our award-winning Pearse Irish Whiskeys, which include The Original, Distiller’s Choice, Founder’s Choice, a 12-year- old single malt, our limited-edition sherry cask, Cooper’s Select and finally, our rare Pearse Five-Year-Old Single Malt. 

This experience takes approximately two and a half hours. Tours begin at 2:00pm or 4:00pm so please arrive at 12:30pm or 2:30pm respectively, allowing a comfortable 90 minutes to enjoy your Afternoon Tea before your Legacy Tour & Tasting begins. 

This experience takes place on the last Saturday of each month, unless otherwise stated, and is a special price of €50.00 per person.

Booking is essential and any dietary needs must be communicated at the time of booking. 

Click here to book for Saturday, October 26th and choose either the 12:30pm or 2:30pm sitting for your Afternoon Tea Experience.

Nephin Coopers at work outside Pearse Lyons Distillery on our first birthday, July 25th 2018

As part of Taste the Island and Irish Whiskey 360, Pearse Lyons Distillery will host a Meet the Maker Tour and Tasting Experience, where guests can meet the Coopers of Nephin Cooperage and their Distillers on site on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Discover the amazing craft of barrel making with live demonstrations and chat to the distiller at the boutique working distillery in The Liberties Dublin.

Barrel making and storage of the valuable new make spirit plays a vital part in the taste of Irish Whiskey. Not only do the barrels contract and expand throughout the season; this process allows the new make spirit to draw flavours from the wood which give each whiskey a unique character.

The Lyons family come from a long line of coopers, and their ancestors, the Dunne family operated the last working cooperage of the 20 Century in Smithfield, Dublin. Once a declining trade, now a rare and highly valued skill, the art of the cooper is reborn in The Liberties, Dublin at our working, boutique distillery.

Click here to book your tour for Saturday, Oct. 12 or Sunday, Oct. 13, and Meet the Maker at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

Robert Dunne at work in his cooperage, immortalised in one of the four hand-crafted, stain glass windows in Pearse Lyons Distillery


Whiskey, Beer and Bacon at Pearse Lyons Distillery

We invite you to join us for a night of Whiskey, Beer and Bacon in the former St. James’ church on Friday, Oct. 11 2019 at 6:30 p.m. To celebrate Irish Whiskey 360 and the Irish Whiskey Festival from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13, in conjunction with Taste The Island, we have conjured up a sumptuous and bespoke food and drinks pairing.

Meet the Makers

Utilising organic Irish produce, we have carefully paired whiskey, with beer and bacon. These tantalising delights are all interlinked, and your hosts will explain every step of the way in how they relate to each other and why we chose them. From utilising our Kentucky Bourbon barrels to age our award winning whiskey to making the most of our spent grains from the distilling process to create beautiful handmade beer crackers.

On the night you will meet the highly skilled and talented makers of the delicious ensemble; Brewer, John O’Brien from Pearse Lyons Brewery, Dundalk, Martin Mularkey, Distiller at Pearse Lyons Distillery and our cook, Lisa Turner from Pompous Pantry. Each speaker will talk you through the thought process and innovation of creating new products and pairing them with Irish Whiskey.

What’s the food offering?

  • Pearse Original Aged Five Years 43% paired with a beer cracker with St.Tola goats cheese and bacon jam, made with O’Neill’s Irish bacon.
  • The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale 8.2% paired with a free range Salters farm Irish pork slider with Pearse BBQ sauce, and slaw on a brioche bun.
  • Pearse Distiller’s Choice Aged Seven Years 43% paired with a chocolate and barley cookie sandwich filled with candied bacon frosting.

To finish, each guest will taste our Pearse Imperial Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels. This is an exclusive tasting of an award-winning beer which cannot be purchased anywhere else.

To purchase tickets, please click here. This is an over 18’s event and ID will be required. Remember, please enjoy alcohol responsibly.

The Tea Room at Pearse Lyons Distillery Now Open

We are delighted to open the first phase of our Terrace House restoration with our Tea Room at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

Three beautifully reinstated town houses from the turn of the 20 Century, numbered 118-120, sit proudly in front of the distillery on James’s Street, Dublin 8. The Lyons family have carefully restored and transformed these three ‘Dutch Billy’ style houses into three floors of exciting new experiences.  The first of which is The Tea Room at Pearse Lyons Distillery.

The theme of the Tea Room takes a step back in time and focuses on the almost forgotten industries of Dublin’s Liberties. The walls are decked in images of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, Winstanley’s Boot Factory and the Brewing and Distilling industry dating from the early 1800s. Images of the famous Hanlon’s bar and Paddy Hanlon, now called McCann’s, take pride of place on the old chimney breast.

The tranquil space is a wonderful place to relax before or after a tour and tasting experience at the distillery. The Tea Room serves a selection of teas and coffees, freshly baked cakes and scones, each served with our very own Pearse Irish Whiskey jam, butter and fresh cream.

We are delighted to team up with Lisa Turner owner of Pompous Pantry who created the outstanding menu and the exclusive Pearse Irish Whiskey cherry jam.

Hailing from a family of foodies and a grandfather who was a baker, Lisa said “if she wasn’t eating as a child, then she was watching cooking programmes on TV”.

Getting up every day to do what I love is amazing. Creating dishes and playing with flavours, showcasing all the fantastic ingredients produced in Ireland. I feel lucky to partner with Pearse Lyons Distillery because the team understand a quality product takes time and care”, said Lisa.

“Every item in the Tea Room is made by hand, in small batches to ensure it’s of the highest quality. The distillery is the very definition of boutique and I aim to create unique foods to meet their customers high expectations, leaving them with a taste for quality Irish food to match their quality spirits”. ​

The Tea Room at Pearse Lyons Distillery is open to the public seven days a week. Why not stop by for a coffee and scone or a gluten/dairy free orange almond cake. Bookings are also available for Afternoon Tea, for more information contact info@pearselyonsdistillery.com or telephone 01 6916000.

Limited Edition Pearse Irish Whiskey Batch #001 Signature Collection Box Set

When we first opened in the summer of 2017, we had four Pearse Irish Whiskeys fresh to the market. Our signature collection included The Original, Distiller’s Choice, Founder’s Choice and Cooper’s Select, all bottled at 42% and all with a unique flavour profile. There is only a very small amount of Batch #001 bottles of each type still in existence and currently no longer available for individual sale. We wanted to give these fine bottles the send-off they deserve so we have created a limited-edition box set, handcrafted in Ireland by Luxe Box Ireland. There are only 50 of these in the world and they are exclusively available through our distillery gift shop and online retail.

Fitted with a back mirror and finished in walnut veneer this beautiful collector’s presentation box features the story of Pearse Lyons Distillery laser printed on the side panel.

The name of each whiskey is printed on the front bottom panel under each corresponding bottle.

Having launched a new Pearse Irish Whiskey bottle earlier this year for several of our whiskeys this is a rare opportunity to own the full collection of Batch #001 Pearse Irish Whiskeys in their original style. The fourth in the Signature Collection is our Cooper’s Select and with only a few hundred left in the world and only a small quantity of Batch #001s, this is a great way to add it to your collection.

Only 50 of these presentation boxes have been made and will not be available after these have sold. It is priced at €995.00 and is available for shipping through our online Gift Shop to virtually anywhere in the world. Visit our distillery to pick up one today or visit https://shop.pearselyonsdistillery.com/



Each Pearse Irish Whiskey Limited Edition Batch #001 presentation box contains:

The Original – 42% blend, Batch #001

The Original is a blended 3 to 5 Year-Old Irish Whiskey aged in all Bourbon barrels that is a grain and malt blend. This Whiskey has malt whiskey in it that has been produced on the stills that are now in place at Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James.

On the nose this is a relaxing whiskey with a slightly citrus note and a subtle wisp of smoke. It has mellow malt tones and has an aroma of light honey fruits with floral notes. This whiskey 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.

Distiller’s Choice – 42% blend, Batch #001

A blend of Irish grain and malt Whiskeys, hand selected by our head distiller. It is predominantly aged in Bourbon barrels with a small amount of Sherry barrel aged whiskey in the mix. It is a 4 to 9 year-old blend. This Irish Whiskey has single malt in it that has been produced on the stills that are now at Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James.

On the nose this specially blended Irish Whiskey gives fresh citrus notes with subtle spices and dried fruits giving a light fruit cake finish. On tasting Pearse Distiller’s Choice you will experience 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.

Founder’s Choice – 42% blend, Batch #001, 12 Year Old Single Malt

Pearse Founder’s Choice is a 12-year-old Single Malt. On the nose this Irish Whiskey ripens with orchard fruits of white peach, apple and a tingle of spiced pear that come together to produce herbal and pine notes. Hints of lemon, dried orange and a touch of honeysuckle can be experienced from this Irish Whiskey. Pearse Founder’s Choice has a medium to long finish, is deliciously silky smooth and leaves you with warm notes of ginger and clove.

Cooper’s Select – 42% blend, Batch #001, sherry cask finish

This Irish Whiskey is a malt grain blend that was first aged in bourbon casks and then re-casked into first fill sherry barrels. This has a big wood and sherry influence.

On the nose you can get dried orange, pineapple and lemon peel to start followed by mellow coffee, chocolate biscuit and a hint of gingerbread. The palate has a big dried fruit and oak char palate initially which develops into raisins, juicy citrus, vanilla and red apple. Pearse Cooper’s Select has a finish of honeyed gingerbread, sweet stewed pineapple, apricot and oak spice.

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