The Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath is the oldest distillery in the world, dating back to 1757. A trip to this well-known attraction will enable you to discover the history of authentic artisan Irish whiskey, and to sample it for yourself.
Start your multilingual guided tour back in 1757 and find out how Irish whiskey was made in decades past. Discover the families that owned the distillery and the importance the local community had on the brand you see today.
Visitors to the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience will learn about the traditional methods of mashing in oak mash tuns, fermenting in Oregon pine vats, and will see the new Kilbeggan malt spirit flowing from ancient pot stills. The original waterwheel which once powered the whole distillery is still on show today.
A stroll across the courtyard takes you to the present day, where whiskey is still being produced using ancient traditions, passed on from generation to generation. The Kilbeggan Whiskey Bar is worth a visit to browse the complete range of whiskeys, while the Pantry Restaurant has everything you need for a hearty lunch.
Situated along the picturesque River Brosna, the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience is an excellent stop on any Ireland holiday itinerary following the route from Dublin to Galway.