Seeing as this was our final day in the Emerald Isle, we decided to finish it off right with an Irish breakfast and more at Clontarf Castle’s breakfast buffet at Fahrenheit.
We also needed to prepare our stomachs for any whiskey to be ingested at the Old Jameson Distillery. In case you’re curious as to why it’s called the Old Jameson Distillery, it is because the current, running distillery is actually in County Cork. But that didn’t make us any less excited.
Our tour consisted of what may be around 25 attendees and started off with a short film discussing the history of Jameson Whiskey and it’s founders. After that we were given an in-depth tour of the old factory and taught about the long and specific process it takes to make Jameson as well as other types of liquor.
During the final part of the tour, each guest is given a sample of three different Whiskey’s, American Whiskey (ie. Jack Daniels/That stuff you thought was good in college), Scotch Whiskey (ie. Johnnie Walker/Whiskey with a side of burning log taste), and finally Irish Whiskey (ie.Jameson).
One of these things is not like the other, one of these things doesn’t belong.
I’ve never been a Jack Daniel’s fan, but oh…my word, tasting them side by side… The Scottish Whiskey, on the other hand, I don’t mind. That smokey flavor is actually right up my alley.
(Take Note of the Guinness sweater while at the Jameson Distillery #Rebel)
Our tour ended with a mixed Jameson drink in the lounge, which was a nice change from all the Guinness. We spent a good amount of time looking around the Jameson gift store which could make even the biggest haters of Whiskey a Jameson fan.
We still had some time until our flight to London and decided to use that time wisely, and explore as much of Dublin as we could. Let me just say, I was once told by a friend that “Dublin City is so small. You can easily see everything in two days.” The short response to that is, no. Not only did we not fit in something that we actually had planned to see, but on our last day we ended up passing so many other stops or attractions and thought “Aw, I wish we had known about that earlier.” Dublin is an amazing city with so much to see and we could’ve easily spent the good part of a week just exploring County Dublin.
Our last stop was the National Museum of Ireland; unfortunately we only had time to visit one of the three museums in Dublin that make up the National Museum and so we chose Archaeology. I’ve always had a strong interest in archaeology but I was very interested in seeing the bog bodies which were in fact incredibly cool.
We took our time, knowing as soon as we finished this last adventure our trip to Ireland would officially be over. We headed back to Clontarf to pick up our bags before hopping in a cab to the airport.
We knew as soon as we left that would be indeed be back again. After all, an Irish proverb once said “Your feet will take you where your heart is.”
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