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Irish Whiskey Once Again Being Made In Ireland’s Capital Of Dublin

By Nino Marchetti / March 30, 2015

Dublin, as the capital and largest city of the great whiskey loving nation of Ireland, should have many distilleries operating making the favored brown spirit of that island land, you would think. Not so, it seems, at least for almost the last four decades. That has changed just today, however, with word that Teeling Whiskey Company just put to barrel its first whiskey spirit produced at its new distillery in the city.

Teeling, operating out of its new distillery in Dublin’s Newmarket area of The Liberties, is said to be the first new operation of its kind there in 125 years. It thus far has been a €10 million ($10.81 million USD) investment for the whiskey producer, and marks the return of the Teeling whiskey tradition to Dublin, where Walter Teeling once “had a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the 18th century.”

Teeling's first new make Irish spirit flows at its new Dublin distillery. (image via Teeling)

Teeling’s first new make Irish spirit flows at its new Dublin distillery. (image via Teeling)

The new whiskey spirit just produced will be matured for three years before it will become a “true Irish whiskey.” In the meanwhile, Teeling already has a number of other whiskies on the market to choose from and also plans to open its new distillery to visitors this coming May.

“This is a huge milestone in the story of Teeling Whiskey,” said Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of the Teeling Whiskey Company, in a statement. “It has taken three years of planning, hard work and significant capital investment, but Teeling Whiskey is finally home. We are proud to be at the forefront of an emerging craft distilling movement and will continue to introduce high quality unique expressions of Irish whiskey to lead the expansion of the market in terms of depth and flavours.”