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In the Irish whiskey industry, the name Teeling has become synonymous with something of a maverick way of both producing and marketing whiskey. The small distiller taking on the big conglomerate. That started when John Teeling established the Cooley whiskey distillery in 1987, and since the sale of Cooley to one of the aforementioned conglomerates in 2011 it has continued with his sons, Jack and Stephen, who both worked with their father at Cooley, and the establishment of their own Teeling Whiskey Company.
Jack and Stephen have set out to create an Irish whiskey brand with a premium position rather than chase the high volume value end of the market, evidenced by their choice of a high 46% alc./vol. bottling strength.
One of their ancestors, Walter Teeling, first established the Teeling Whiskey Distillery back in 1782 and the brothers’ choice of a phoenix rising from a pot still for their logo symbolises the rebirth of the Teeling Whiskey brand. It could also be said to reference the Teeling family’s establishing a new whiskey business after the sale of their previous Cooley Distillery and the re-establishment of whiskey distilling in Dublin after a 39 year hiatus with the opening of the brothers’ new distillery in 2015.
Brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling have not just built the first new distillery in Dublin for 125 years, they have combined this with what will surely be one of the city’s most visited tourist experiences and they anticipate some 100,000 visitors annually.
Unlike the nearby Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery, the Teeling brothers are offering a tour around a working distillery. Visitors will learn about Irish whiskey, its heritage and be shown how a single pot still whiskey is made from barley grain through fermentation to distillation with the distillers on hand to answer questions. The tour concludes with a whiskey and cocktail tasting.
It’s an impressive facility with the front section of the building custom built as a visitor centre complete with a local artist’s exhibition space. The building has a modern design, reflecting the Teeling brothers desire “to forge a new future for Dublin and Irish whiskey”. The building also has something of raw industrial feel with bare wood, polished concrete and exposed beams and ducting – this is a working distillery, not just a visitor centre.
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery lies in the centre of Dublin, a short walk away from the city centre landmarks at 13-17 Newmarket, Dublin 8. Tours are daily between 9.30am and 5pm from €14.00 per person to include whiskey and cocktail tasting.
The Distillery also houses a distillery shop selling branded merchandise and Teeling whiskeys as well as a café.
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