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Kilbeggan factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Kilbeggan Westmeath Ireland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1757 - Present Malt Kilbeggan Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Noel Sweeney Beam Suntory

Can I tour Kilbeggan?

Yes Kilbeggan distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 375 of 605 tours to date. This gives Kilbeggan an overall rating of 4.5

Latest reviews

Picturesque by Eamonn Hourigan - ChaperoneVIP

We visited the Kilbeggan whiskey distillery on a nice sunny day and it was only a one hour drive from Dublin down to the picturesque little rural village. Having arrived 15 minutes before our tour was due to commence, we had time to have a look around the outside of the whitewashesd and quaint old distillery which had an absolutely beautiful working water wheel powered by the local river.We had prebooked our tickets for a midday tour which included a whiskey tasting also.The tour was excellent. Very interesting and it gave us a good broad understanding of whiskey distillation as well as the particulars of Kilbeggan whiskey. The old distillery is quite extensive and there are lots of old antiques relating to life back as far as 1757!! When it came to the tasting, our guide Tara was a natural. She was able to explain the difference between the range of whiskeys and it was quite a fun experience too and we got to keep our sample glasses which was lovely.I'm also remember that the staff were all local people and very genuine and proud of Kilbeggan which made for a nice experience.Highly recommended.

Good Exhibition With Capable Guide by Marcus H

Just happen to see sign off the motorway and what a pleasant surprise - a lovely old distillery which is in really good shape in terms of exhibition space. The tour guide was very knowledgable. Of course the tasting is always a bit of a highlight, let's hope that the multinational promoters retain this little gem, and the lovely brand of whiskey.

Best Distillery Tour Out of Four Tours by Mgaynor2020

This was out last distillery tour on our Ireland trip. My wife was getting a bit tired of the tours. The other three were very similar. This one started the same as the others but then we went to the actual vats where you could go up and see as well as smell the batch in its three phases of distillation. My wife was starting to get into it at this point. Later we met the master distiller. We were able to ask him anything but he would not give away any secrets. In addition, you can bottle your own whiskey using a valinch (large pipette or drop that you insert into the cask and cover the top then pull out and remove your finger from the top to let the whiskey pour into a cup until you have enough to bottle). My wife took my picture of me as I did it. If you only plan on doing one distillery tour, do this one!

Rating Reviews
Excellent 375
Very good 179
Average 32
Poor 12
Terrible 7