Tánaiste Officially Opens New Dublin Liberties Distillery

By Dave Simpson
Tánaiste Officially Opens New Dublin Liberties Distillery

The new €10 million Dublin Liberties Distillery and visitor experience on the capital's Old Mill Street has been officially opened by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

The visitor experience will open to the public on Monday February 25, offering visitors tours around the working distillery.

A Leading Light

Speaking at the launch, Coveney said, "Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing spirits on global markets and one of the leading lights of our food and drink export industry. The government is fully committed to supporting Irish whiskey’s continued growth, working with the industry to further expand exports. I am delighted to turn on the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s stills today, as the first liquid gold flows into casks for expert maturation with the promise of a premium, uniquely Irish product."

The Dublin Liberties Distillery has set a sales target of 50,000 cases for this year and hopes to welcome as many as 80,000 visitors through its doors in 2019.

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