The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced that it is to open a new whiskey distillery in the Liberties area of Dublin, in which it is hoping to start production in the last quarter of this year.
The new distillery marks a €10 million investment for the company, and will create 30 new jobs. A visitor centre is also scheduled to open at the site in early 2015.
Commenting at the launch of the plans, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said "today’s announcement by Teelings that it will invest €10million in a new distillery in the Liberties with the creation of 30 new jobs and 50 temporary construction jobs is great news and a strong indication of what is possible in this area. This will bring a huge boost to the local community and I wish all involved every success”.
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Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of the Teeling Whiskey Company said that the investment will bring distilling back to an area of Dublin "which at one stage had 37 different operational distilleries. […] Dublin whiskey was at the forefront of the last golden age of Irish whiskey."