The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has commenced work on its new whiskey distillery in The Liberties in Dublin. It will be the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years. The company is investing around €10 million in the project.
The distilling equipment is scheduled to arrive in October and production is expected to begin before the end of the year. There will be more than 100 people employed during the construction of the distillery, with 30 permanent jobs created following its completion, both in the distillery itself and the visitor centre.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of TWC 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.”
The new pot still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey annually and will consist of three traditional copper pot stills.
The visitor centre will offer an insight into the history of Teeling Whiskey, the whiskey heritage of the Liberties, the unique Dublin whiskey distilling process and whiskey tasting and expects to welcome between 40,000-50,000 visitors in the first year, rising to 100,000 visitors in the near future.