Corona Virus – Irish Whiskey Distillery Tour Closures

We have received word last night from several Irish Whiskey Distilleries and Whiskey Tourism Providers in Ireland, that they are closing their distillery tours and whiskey tasting events to visitors with effect from this morning (13 March 2020) because of the ongoing Corona Virus situation.

The initial distillery closures will be until 29 March 20, however this may be extended; depending on how the situation in Ireland evolves over coming weeks.

CoVid Jameson Experience Closure Notice

Here is the current announcement from the Jameson Visitor Centres on thier Corona Virus related closures. Other Irish Distillery Tour operators have issued similar statements. These are available through their own website and social media channels.

Visitors are advised to check with the respective distilleries’s websites and social media accounts for further updates and details of cancellation refunds, re-bookings etc.

This action is in line with the latest Irish Government issued advice on Corona Virus precautions for public and social gatherings as Ireland enters the “Delay” phase of the anti virus campaign.

Here at Irish Whiskey .Com and The Irish Whiskey Trail, we would like to commend the Irish Whiskey Distilleries and Brands involved in these voluntary closures for their early, decisve and public spirited actions.

The Irish Whiskey Distillery Tours closing that we are so far aware of include.

  • The Jameson Visitor Experience, Bow Street Dublin
  • The Jameson Visitor Experience Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin
  • Dublin Liberties Distillery, Dublin
  • Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin
  • Roe & Co Distillery, Dublin
  • Slane Whiskey Distillery, Co. Meath
  • Royal Oak Distillery, Co. Carlow.
  • The Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin

We will add to this list as we become aware of updates. Contact us via the website contact form or via our social media channels if you would like us to add your distillery or visitor outlet to this update list.


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Stuart McNamara (@WhiskeyBlogger) is an international Whiskey Blogger who edits several International Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Tourism sites including and He is Chair of the Irish Craft And Artisan Distilleries Association (ICADA) and is an elected member of the National Council of ISME, the Irish SME Association. He is also the creator and editor of International Irish Whiskey Day which is celebrated on 3/3 or 3rd March each year and had a global social media reach in 2021 of over 20 Million. He is a Director of Portmagee Whiskey and has also acted as both a brand and product development consultant to several other Irish Whiskey and other spirits producers.

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