It’s great to see an old historical Irish Whiskey building come back into use.
Tullamore DEW’s Old Bonded Warehouse has re-opened under new ownership – local businessman Alan Clancy & local PGA golfer Shane Lowry – with a new name – Old Warehouse.
The building has only been open to the public for a few weeks but a visit to sample the hospitality was in order.
Much remains the same from the outside – only the whiskey barrels sport their new branding.
The inside is oddly reminiscent of the former owners Tullamore DEW – who rightly moved the whiskey visitors experience to the actual working distillery a few miles down the road – with the bar area now moving to the back wall but happily showing an array of whiskey barrels as well as 3 copper pot stills in the 2nd floor dining area.
A nice little touch was the copper topped salt & pepper set which made me smile.
The top floor has yet to be developed into a sports bar & a large pizza oven is due to be fired up too. A late licence has also been applied for.
We enjoyed a late brunch in congenial & warm surroundings.
It took me back to an earlier meal in the building – 2016’s Irish Whiskey Awards!
All in all a fantastic venue and a welcome addition to the hospitality scene in Tullamore – along with the Midlands in general.
I’ll definitely be back!
Press release of Old Warehouse opening here.
Old Warehouse facebook page here.
My thoughts on the 2016 Irish Whiskey Awards here.