Teeling Whiskey Company today said that they have broken ground on the new whiskey distillery and visitor centre located in The Liberties, Dublin 8 – the first new distillery in Dublin over 125 years.
The proposed new Pot Still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis and will consist of three traditional copper Pot Stills reviving the traditional style of the old Dublin distilleries.
It will start production in the fourth quarter of 2014 with the visitor centre opening its doors in early 2015, investing €10m into The Liberties based location and creating at least 30 full time jobs, the company said.
The distillery will also see 50 jobs created in the construction phase.
The Teeling Whiskey brand is already on sale in Ireland and over 18 export markets. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the facility would “bring a huge boost to the local community”.
“We are proud to be returning to our ancestral distilling roots which trace back to 1782 in The Liberties,” said Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of the Teeling Whiskey Company.
“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.”