Pearse Lyons Distillery is a working boutique whiskey distillery in Dublin’s Liberties Quarter. Set in the fully restored St. James’s Church, Pearse Lyons Distillery offers a full visitor experience with a guided tour and tasting of its range of whiskeys and gin.
Founders Pearse and Deirdre Lyons identified St. James’s Church as a potential distillery site in 2013, drawn particularly to its historical location in the Liberties. St. James’s Church dates back to the 12th century and has an adjoining graveyard full of past characters, including some Lyons family members. Deirdre oversaw the massive restoration project, including the newly installed Irish artisan stained glass windows. Capped off with a new glass spire, the distillery is dubbed the 'Liberties Lantern'.
In addition to our Origin Green certified malt supplier, MinchMalt, we intend to source 100% of raw materials from suppliers with recognized sustainability certifications by 2020. (Currently at 40%)
We are investing in process improvements that will reduce our energy and water use during distilling, as well as the amount of waste produced.
We aim to be community leaders, supporting local businesses and charities as well as promoting annual 'drink aware' campaigns.