17 August 2014 17:17

Work Starts on Dublin's First New Distillery in over 125 Years

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has announced that work has commenced on their new whiskey distillery located in Dublin's Newmarket in The Liberties, Dublin 8. Bringing the Teelings home to their ancestral roots, this is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and will be a modern revival of the family distillery that thrived in the area in the 18th century.

The Teeling Whiskey distilling equipment is scheduled to arrive in October and commissioning of the distillery will commence before the end of this year. There will be more than 100 people employed during the construction of the distillery with 30 permanent jobs created following its completion.

Jack Teeling, founder and MD of the Teeling Whiskey Company commented, "We are proud to be returning to our ancestral distilling roots which trace back to 1782 in The Liberties. This project brings distilling back to an area of Dublin long associated with world class whiskey which, at one stage, had 37 different operational distilleries and was known as the 'Golden Triangle' due to the cluster of Irish whiskey manufacturers in one small area. Dublin whiskey was at the forefront of the last golden age of Irish whiskey. We aim to revive the Spirit of Dublin by putting Dublin and Teeling Whiskey firmly back on the map again."

The Teeling Whiskey brand is already on sale in Ireland and is now in over 25 export markets. The construction of the new distillery will guarantee future supply for the Teeling Whiskey brands and allow the creation of a range of innovative and authentic Irish whiskeys based on the traditional and unique Dublin style of distillation.

The new pot still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis and will consist of three traditional copper pot stills reviving the traditional style of the old Dublin distilleries. In addition, the visitor centre will become a true Dublin destination; providing an experiential journey into the history of Teeling Whiskey, the whiskey heritage of the Liberties, the unique Dublin whiskey distilling process and whiskey tasting.

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