Irish By Nino Marchetti / March 5, 2019 The capital of Ireland, Dublin, is going through an Irish whiskey renaissance at the moment. Over the last several years we’ve seen a number of new distilleries open here, including Teeling and Pearse Lyons. At the same time, the folks behind the Dublin Liberties were working to get their own distillery online, and now word is they recently opened the doors after a build out which took around a year to complete. The new Dublin Liberties Distillery, according to those behind it, was built up at a cost of €10 million, or around $11.34 million USD. It was dropped into the city’s Liberties district, said to be “the historic capital of Irish whiskey and an area with a colourful and fascinating history.” It is just a few minutes from the tourist center of Dublin, and it facilitated “a complete renovation of a 400-year-old building preserving its original architecture and façade. The distillery combines traditional distillation practices with the very latest in modern technologies and features a unique natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process.” The new Dublin Liberties distillery in Dublin (image via Quintessential Brands) “Making whiskey is my passion, my lifeblood, and to be doing it in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district is nothing short of a dream come true for me,” said Darryl McNally, Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, in a prepared statement. “I believe the future for Irish whiskey is in innovation and pushing the boundaries – and that’s what I’ll be working with the team here to deliver – the best Irish whiskey you could have the luck of getting on your lips. We’re inspired by the past, but not bound by it, and can’t wait to show the world just how diverse Irish whiskey can be.” The new distillery opens with what’s said to be a top flight cocktail bar on site, in addition to tours and a close up view of how Irish whiskey is being made. Speaking of which, this location brings in house for production parent company Quintessential Brands’ Irish whiskey portfolio, which includes The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties brands.