Discover over 800 years of history and awaken your senses with whiskey tours and tastings at Dublin’s only boutique distillery. Housed in a refurbished Church and winner of the Irish Tourism Industry Award for Dublin’s Best Visitor Experience 2019, Pearse Lyons Distillery, offers visitors a unique blend of Irish history, culture and whiskey in a working distillery.Located in Dublin’s historic Liberties; the former Church of St James’, now distillery, has a colourful history dating back to the 12 Century. On tour of the distillery and surrounding graveyard, guests are introduced to the compelling characters from Dublin’s famous distilling and brewing district. Discover how Pearse Lyons Distillery distils their unique small batch Irish whiskeys and celebrates the Irish tradition of storytelling on each guided tour. Guests can choose from a wide range of tour and tasting experiences, to food pairing and blending experiences with our distillery team.
Ha’penny Gin School @ Pearse Lyons Distillery
Ha’penny Gin School at Pearse Lyons Distillery is Dublin’s ultimate Gin Experience. The gin school is housed in newly restored early 20 Century townhouses in the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties on the grounds of the unique distillery. Bearing the name of the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, Ha’penny Gin School brings people together to create their own unique gin. During this two-hour gin experience, guests will don their aprons before entering the gin school where they are surrounded by scores of botanicals. Our in-house experts will guide guests through the history of gin. They will also enjoy a sensory experience, while choosing their botanicals before putting their miniature copper pot-still to work.
While the mini pot stills are bubbling away, local seasonal bites will be served and paired with our signature Ha’penny Gin and Tonic. Guests bottle and seal their 70cl bottle before adding a personalised label ready to take home.
What better way to spend the day learning about the history of Dublin’s Liberties, than to do it in a distillery filled with storytellers in a beautifully restored 18th Century church? Visitors to this unique venue can enjoy tours, tastings, food pairings, seated dinner events and corporate experiences. The dedicated team at Pearse Lyons Distillery is passionate about the history of the area and whiskey heritage. Being in this boutique distillery brings the process to life as well as the rich heritage of The Liberties. There is a Gin School at Pearse Lyons Distillery, too, which offers a unique opportunity to experience hands-on gin making, surrounded by botanicals to make your very own gin to take home with you. As if that is not enough, there is a scrumptious selection of pastries and cakes to be enjoyed in their tea room. An attraction not to be missed.