Irish By Nino Marchetti / March 23, 2017 It has been reported that Irish whiskey is the fastest growing whiskey segment in the world right now. It’s not hard to see that dynamic in action. We’ve been watching more and more Irish distilleries, like Brown Forman’s Slane project, either come online or begin their build out. It is in the latter category that the new Dublin Liberties distillery and visitors center falls. The new Dublin Liberties distillery is being build in the Liberties, one of Dublin’s most historic neighborhoods. What’s said to be a €15 million ($16.2 million USD) project will redevelop a 300-year-old former mill and tannery into the new whiskey making facility, while at the same retaining the original historic architecture and original frontage of the building. The build will take approximately 12 months to complete. Once complete, the new distillery will combine traditional distillation practices with the very latest in modern technologies, with one particularly unique feature being a natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process. Plans currently call for Dublin Liberties to open in late spring 2018. “Our team is working extremely hard on the new distillery and visitor centre and we are delighted that construction is underway,” said Darryl McNally, General Manager and Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, in a prepared statement. “Our goal is for The Dublin Liberties Distillery to become one of the leading whiskey producers in Ireland. We are building a world-class distillery in the heart of Dublin with a visitor experience like no other. It will perfectly compliment all the other developments in what is fast becoming the most exciting part of Dublin.” Dublin Liberties, for those unfamiliar with it, is already an established smaller Irish whiskey brand with sourced whiskey products on the market under its own label.