Dublin Airport and SSP have announced the opening of the Whiskey Bread Bar and Kitchen in Terminal 2, which showcases the products of Teeling Whiskey and McCloskey’s Bakery.
The unit is located in Terminal 2’s US Preclearance area and caters to all US-bound passengers.
In addition to a range of Teeling whiskeys, the bar features a wide variety of Irish and international whiskeys on the menu. An online whiskey quiz helps customers navigate the whiskey selection and gives them a unique opportunity to create their own whiskey flight. These flights also come with individual tasting notes, for customers to take away with them as a souvenir of their visit.
Statement By Dublin Airport Operator DAA’s CEO
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Dublin Airport operator DAA’s CEO, Dalton Philips, stated, “We are thrilled to add the Whiskey Bread Bar and Kitchen to our extensive food and beverage offering at Dublin Airport. This new bar will greatly enhance the passenger experience on offer in Terminal 2 and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to work with some popular Irish partners. We are excited to continue working with SSP to bring great dining experiences to the airport.”
Statement By Teeling Whiskey’s Sales And Marketing Director
Teeling Whiskey’s sales and marketing director, Stephen Teeling, stated, “We are delighted to partner with SSP Ireland in Dublin Airport to showcase our locally produced, award-winning Irish whiskeys. We have collaborated together to create a truly unique whiskey experience that will allow travellers to enjoy and discover why Irish whiskey is the most dynamic spirit in the world.”
The Whiskey Bread Bar and Kitchen, which affords customers views across the Dublin Airport airfield, celebrates the story of Ireland and America, and the culinary links between the two nations.
The name and concept of the Whiskey Bread Bar and Kitchen pays homage to a piece of culinary history that unites America and Ireland. Whiskey bread derives from soda bread, which is most commonly attributed to Ireland, but has its origins in America, due to Native Americans being the first people to use soda to leaven their bread.
To accompany many dishes on the food menu, the Whiskey Bread Bar and Kitchen will also serve its own, tailor-made whiskey-steeped soda bread, created in partnership with McCloskey’s Bakery.
Statement By SSP Ireland’s Managing Director
SSP Ireland’s managing director, Simon Davidson, stated, “We are so proud to be working with two outstanding local partners, and these two Irish favourites are sure to be a welcome addition to the stunning new facilities at Dublin Airport. We’re thrilled to be able to provide a location in which those who have the time to indulge can enjoy sampling our large selection of whiskeys, whilst appreciating the long and storied history of Ireland and America.”
Dublin Airport will serve 180 destinations worldwide this year, with 44 airline partners, as it continues to rebuild its global reach following the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on the aviation sector.
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