St. Patrick’s Tower, a former tower mill about 1,200 feet/365 meters east of Pearse Lyons Distillery:
I mentioned in last Wednesday’s blog article that I would be showing you more of the Pearse Lyons Distillery. Well, today’s the day. This is the main tour entrance, which is next door to the converted St. James’ Church, which Mr. Pearse Lyons purchased in 2014:
But let’s head on over to St. James’ and look around. When you first enter you’re into the narthex (atrium) and nave (central) portions of the converted church you’ll pass through these mini store façades and displays for various Pearse Lyons whiskeys.
And here are some of Pearse Lyons’ products, which by the way include both Irish whiskey and gin:
Time to mosey on to the west end of the church and head into the chancel. Which, as we all know, is the business end of both a church and a distillery, right?
Sitting upon the elevated area once used as the altar is an old-style still:
And what’s that above and behind the still? It looks like rather nontraditional stained glass to me:
Let’s take a closer look at that:
It appears that not all the stained glass has been replaced with a distillery theme, however. That is until you consider that grain is vital to the making of whiskeys and gins: