Monday 17 December 2018

Teeling to open new whiskey distillery in Dublin, create 30 jobs

First new distillery in Dublin in 125 years and €10m investment

Jack Teeling. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Jack Teeling. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
computerised image of the distillery

Ailish O'Hora

The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced plans for a new whiskey distillery to be located in Dublin’s Newmarket Square in The Liberties, Dublin and the creation of 30 jobs.

It will involve a €10m investment and will mean the establishment of the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, bringing Teelings home to its ancestral roots. 

The distillery will start production at the end of the year with the visitor centre opening its doors in early 2015 and tap into the growing taste worldwide for Irish whiskey.

It will also mean the creation of 50 jobs created in the construction phase.

The proposed new Pot Still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis and will consist of three traditional copper Pot Stills reviving the traditional style of the old Dublin distilleries.

"We are proud to be returning to our ancestral distilling roots which trace back to 1782 in The Liberties," said founder and managing director Jack Teeling.

"This project will bring distilling back to an area of Dublin long associated with world class whiskey which at one stage had 37 different operational distilleries."

The Teeling family has been long associated with distilling. Back in 2011, US drinks company Beam bought Cooley Distillery, which was founded by Jack's father John, in a deal worth around $95m (€71m).

Meanwhile, Online Reviews, the online and digital research firm, is to create 30 jobs in Cork through the establishment of a European headquarters.The jobs will be created over the next two years.

The company is looking for experienced professionals to join its Cork team, drive company growth and provide superior digital marketing and sales insights to its top tier clients around the world.

“Big data is a sector which we have supported as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we put in place a number of measures to target opportunities, including establishing a technology centre in this area," said jobs minister Richard Bruton.

"Today’s announcement by Global Reviews shows the possibilities that exist in this sector. Here is a leading research and marketing company, using big data to improve its service, establishing a European HQ in Cork and 30 jobs."

This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

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