September 2, 2014 – Planning permission has been granted for Dublin’s second new whiskey distillery this year, with the Dublin Whiskey Company receiving approval for a €10 million project on Mill Street in the city’s historic Liberties district. Construction is expected to start in early 2015 to renovate a historic building once used as a brewery and distillery, with production expected to begin by the end of 2015.
The company’s founders, Marie Byrne, Edmond O’Flaherty, and Pat O’Brien, are still working on the financing package for the project, which will receive some government support according to a news release. Noted whisky consultant Dr. Jim Swan has signed on to serve as master distiller for what is expected to become a range of single pot still and single malt Irish whiskies from the distillery, which is projected to have an annual capacity of two million bottles. The project will also include a visitors center projected to attract 75,000 guests annually.
Construction is underway on Dublin’s other distillery, the Teeling Whiskey Company distillery in Newmarket Square. That distillery is scheduled to begin production by the end of the year.
Links: Dublin Whiskey Company