August 11, 2014 – Teeling Whiskey Company has started construction work on Dublin’s first whiskey distillery since the closings of the Old Jameson Distillery and the Powers John’s Lane Distillery in the mid-1970’s. The Newmarket Square site will use existing buildings to speed up the construction process, with stills and hardware expected to arrive at the site in October and the first distillation runs to begin by the end of the year. A visitors centre is still on track to open in the spring of 2015, just in time for the start of Dublin’s summer tourism season.
The company is owned by brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling, the sons of Cooley Whiskey founder John Teeling and part of a family with distilling roots in Dublin dating back to 1872 at the family’s original Marrowbone Lane distillery. Their current range of whiskies using casks acquired from Cooley and Kilbeggan distilleries is available in Ireland and 25 other countries around the world.
Planning permission for the Newmarket Square site was granted by Dublin officials last January. The distillery will have three pot stills with an annual production capacity of 500,000 litres of alcohol, and is expected to create 30 permanent jobs.
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