THE JAMESON Distillery in Dublin has been crowned the World’s Leading Distillery Tour for a third successive year in a row.
The iconic Irish whiskey brand beat out stiff competition from the likes of Macallan, Hennessey, Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo to take home the prestigious award at the 2020 World Travel Awards.
Described by insiders as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony took place online this year due to Covid-19.
It represents the culmination of the WTA Grand Tour 2020, an annual search conducted to discover the very best in travel and tourism around the world.
The final saw the winners of WTA’s six regional ceremonies competing for one of the highly coveted and hugely prestigious world titles.
Greg Hughes, managing director of Jameson Brand Homes at Irish Distillers was among those to celebrate a hat-trick of victories for the Dublin-based distillery.
“We are extremely honoured to be awarded this very special accolade, which is voted for by travel and tourism professionals, and consumers worldwide,” he said.
"To win three years in a row is incredible and, given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the disruption that the travel and tourism industries have faced globally, this acknowledgement is particularly special this year.”
John Jameson knew he was on to something good back in 1780, so we’re thrilled to be named World’s Leading Distillery Tour for the 3rd time, 240 years later. #jamesondistilleryhttps://t.co/aoqFfUvva3 pic.twitter.com/So57YKGAiV
— Jameson Whiskey (@jamesonwhiskey) November 28, 2020
Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, was among those to commend Jameson on its impressive achievement.
“Congratulations to Jameson Distillery Bow St. on being named the World’s Leading Distillery Tour at the World Travel Awards, for the third year in a row,” he said.
“It is a truly well-deserved accolade and an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the team.
“In what has been an extremely difficult year for everyone working in travel and tourism, this is some really good news for Irish tourism.”
The Bow Street distillery has been in operation for over 200 years and remains a go-to destination for anyone visiting the Irish capital.
Though the distillery is currently closed in line with Ireland’s coronavirus restrictions, Jameson continues to offer a variety of virtual experiences and online events for Irish whiskey lovers to enjoy at home.