Construction on the new €15m Dublin Liberties Distillery and visitor centre at Old Mill Street began last week, with the project due for completion next spring.
There will be 50 jobs during construction phases, with 19 permanent positions created once the distillery and visitor centre opens. The project will see the 300-year-old historic Old Mill Street building redeveloped conserving the original architecture of the building.
"Our goal is to become one of the leading whiskey producers in Ireland," said Darryl McNally, general manager and master distiller at the Dublin Liberties Distillery.
The distillery and whiskey brand is owned by UK-based company Quintessential, which owns a number of drinks businesses in Ireland. It is headed by former investment banker Warren Scott.
The new distillery will take approximately 12 months to complete and will combine traditional distillation practices with modern technologies. It also features a natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process.
"The new distillery will provide a home for our collection of established Irish whiskey brands including The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties, which are on sale in over 30 international markets from the USA to Australia," said McNally.