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Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre

Average Rating

87.04

7 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 90.14
    Ambiance
  • 81.14
    Selection
  • 84.86
    Value
  • 92.00
    Service
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About

closed 10/2020


September 2020:

Yesterday's reports in various Irish media about a planned closure of the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Center have now been confirmed by William Grant & Sons. An exact time has not yet been announced, in some news the October 21st is unsecured mentioned.

The Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor center is located in the heart of the Irish city of Tullamore. It was opened in 2012 in a former bonded warehouse and has since welcomed 35,000 - 40,000 visitors annually. One reason for the closure, explains William Grant, is the impact of the corona pandemic on tourism and the resulting small number of visitors.

The other reason is that the plan was anyway to include a tour of the new distillery, 

( https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/distillery/86467/tullamore-dew-2014-present )

which has been in operation since 2014, as the centerpiece of the visitor tours. The distillery is located southward just outside the city. More than 100 million euros have been invested in recent years to bundle the grain, malt and pot still whiskey production of Tullamore D.E.W. here, and a new visitor center is to be built directly on the distillery site.

With the closure of the previous visitor center, 14 jobs will be lost. Local politicians are disappointed with the loss but are confident that Tullamore D.E.W. will continue to attract many visitors in the future. They hope that the construction of the new visitor center in the distillery will be completed quickly. With the beginning of the summer season 2021 it could hopefully be opened and then there is also the chance that many of the lost jobs can be reactivated. 


  1. whisky313 scored this cultural event 78 points Specialist

    after new opening with conversion (Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre)


    In 2012, a former bonded warehouse belonging to the original distillery was renovated and reopened as a whiskey museum and visitor centre.The visitor's centre includes a bar, restaurant and gift shop, and also operates conference facilities. The centre offers guided tours and tutored tastings.

    Total
    80
    Ambiance
    89
    Selection
    79
    Value
    78
    Service
    73

  2. whisky313 scored this cultural event 95 points Specialist

    Tullamore Dew Heritage Center

    old style (before the reconstruction in 2012 / WITH town museum)

    Total
    93
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    83
    Value
    95
    Service
    100

  3. malt65 scored this cultural event 85 points Connoisseur

    Total
    84
    Ambiance
    85
    Selection
    75
    Value
    85
    Service
    90

  4. JeroenL scored this cultural event 95 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic crackling pork belly!

    Total
    96
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    97
    Value
    95
    Service
    95

  5. Halem scored this cultural event 86 points Expert Junior

    The crackling pork belly is legendary

    Total
    84
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    75
    Value
    75
    Service
    95

  6. Archer scored this cultural event 91 points Connoisseur

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    92
    Selection
    89
    Value
    86
    Service
    95

  7. M@rio scored this cultural event 85 points Expert Junior

    Very nice location with a great atmosphere as well as friendly and warm welcome. Had a great time there.

    Total
    83
    Ambiance
    85
    Selection
    70
    Value
    80
    Service
    96

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  • Views
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  • Votes
    7
  • Status
    Closed
  • Check-ins
    37

Cultural event location

Bury Quay
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Ireland

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