October 26, 2013 – The Teeling Whiskey Company has applied for planning permission to build a distillery and visitors center in the New Market Square neighborhood of southwest Dublin. The Fountain newswire reports brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling want to convert a warehouse into a distillery capable of producing up to 500,000 litres of spirit each year. The site would also include a visitors center, gift shop, and event space along with offices and laboratory space.
During a June interview on WhiskyCast, Jack Teeling said he hoped to bring his family’s distilling roots back to Dublin, where his ancestors opened a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in 1782. He founded the Teeling Whiskey Company shortly after leaving Cooley, which his family controlled from its founding in 1987 until selling the company to Beam at the end of 2011.
The distillery would be Dublin’s first working distillery since the closings of the Old Jameson Distillery on Bow Street and the Powers Distillery on Johns Lane in 1975 and 1976, when Irish Distillers consolidated most of its distilling at Midleton in County Cork. It is separate from the distillery project being coordinated by their father, John Teeling, to convert the former Great Northern Brewery in Dundalk into a whiskey distillery.
This story will be updated as more details are available.
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