Teeling Whiskey to open new Dublin distillery
The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced plans for the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years. The new whiskey distillery will be located in Dublin’s Newmarket Square in The Liberties, Dublin 8, with production due to start in the fourth quarter of 2014. A visitor centre will open its doors in early 2015 as part of the €10million investment which expects to welcome 40,000-50,000 through its doors in year one, increasing to 100,000 thereafter.
29 January 2014
The Liberties based-location will create “at least” 30 full-time jobs with an additional 50 jobs created in the construction phase.
The Teeling Whiskey brand is already on sale in Ireland and over 18 export markets and the proposed new three-Pot Still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis. The traditional copper Pot Stills revive the traditional style of the old Dublin distilleries.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of the Teeling Whiskey Company commented, “We’re proud to be returning to our ancestral distilling roots which trace back to 1782 in The Liberties.
“This project will bring distilling back to an area of Dublin long associated with world class whiskey which at one stage had 37 different operational distilleries. Building a working distillery is just one part of our plan for the Newmarket site which will also involve the development of an integrated visitor experience to showcase the rich distilling history of Dublin and in particular The Liberties. 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.”