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Teeling to bring whiskey back to Dublin

Wednesday, February 13 14:56:38

After a gap of 231 years, the Teeling family are back in the business of distilling whiskey in Dublin.

The Teeling Whiskey Company said it is exploring the opportunity to bring whiskey distilling back to the heart of Dublin.

The independent Irish whiskey maker is said to be at advanced stages of a feasibility study on the possible move.

The family is more recently synonymous with Cooley Distillery. Established in 1987 in the Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth, near the border with Northern Ireland, it started distilling in 1989. It became the first Irish whiskey distillery set up in Ireland in over 100 years.

However, the family's whiskey heritage dates back to distilling in Dublin in 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties.

"Since 1782, the Teeling family have been crafting Irish Whiskey. The entrepreneurial spirit that inspired Walter Teeling back in the 18th century has not been diluted over the years and the latest generation of Teelings are committed to innovating and creating unique Irish whiskeys," said Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company.

In the 19th century, Dublin whiskey became globally recognised as the premier whiskey in the world. Some of the largest breweries and distilleries of the time emerged from these smaller operations in the Liberties. The remains of these can still be seen. Today there are currently no operational distilleries left in Dublin, leaving the Teeling Whiskey Company with an opportunity to buck the trend.

Meanwhile, to celebrate 231 years of whiskey distilling tradition within the Teeling Family, the company has launched its flagship premium Irish whiskey brand Teeling Whiskey.

"Our aim was to create a new Irish whiskey that is contemporary, a salute to our own provenance and which stands out for its quality and unique flavour." Jack Teeling said.