The Teeling family have been crafting whiskey since 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin. For 230 years, the Teeling family continued this tradition which is still ongoing today.
Dublin has traditionally been the heart of the Irish whiskey industry. During Walter Teeling's time there were over 37 different distilleries in Dublin. The Liberties area of Dublin in particular was recognised as the epicentre for Dublin whiskey and was dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’ due to the number of distilleries clustered in a one mile radius. During the 19th century Dublin whiskey became globally recognised as the Premier whiskey in the world.
Renowned for its “smooth” and unique “character” it sold at a premium to all other types of whiskey. As a result of this success some of the largest distilleries in the world emerged from these small craft Dublin distillers. Unfortunately as Irish whiskey fell on hard times so did distilling in Dublin and the last still ran cold in 1976 until now.
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and will bring the craft of distilling back into the very heart of Dublin city centre. Their new distillery is right back where we started in 1782 and only a stone's throw away from where Walter Teeling's old distillery was. Located in an ancient market square called Newmarket, an area long associated with brewing and distilling, the new distillery is a three copper pot still operation reviving the traditional style of Dublin whiskey distillation. Read More