Whiskey making and entrepreneurship has been in the Teeling genes as far back as 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a small craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8. Right back in the heart of the Liberties district of Dublin city, Jack and Stephen Teeling, the latest generation of whiskey makers, set up the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012. In March 2015 they opened the Teeling Whiskey Distillery the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and just a stone’s throw from their ancestral distillery,
right in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the historic distilling district of the city.
With one eye on the past, but looking to the future, we’re the new generation of Dublin distillers. We approach our craft with a respect for generations passed but with the confidence to forge the next chapter of Irish and Dublin whiskey.
Brought to the brink of near extinction, Irish whiskey refused to back down. Now a new generation of whiskey drinkers are discovering, enjoying and embracing the liquid that once conquered the world. Since 1990, Irish whiskey has been the fastest growing premium spirit globally – truly a new Golden Era has begun.
With renewed interest in Irish whiskey at home and abroad, we are seeing the revival of hand-crafted, flavoursome and unique whiskeys,
the kind we were once famous for. This era has begun to be defined by small, craft producers, and Teeling are proud to be leading the way, with innovation and liquid excellence at the core of everything we do.
Irish whiskey has experienced dynamic growth for over twenty years yet still only commands 5% of the global market and the industry is expected to double over the next 10 years meaning this new Golden Era is just beginning.
In the late 18th and early 19th century, Irish whiskey ruled the world, and Dublin whiskey was king. The seal of Dublin on your bottle meant quality and craft – Dublin meant distilleries – lots of them. From the early artisan producers on the outskirts of the city grew the great titans of the distilling industry – known for their superior quality and character, the bold and unique Spirit of Dublin flowed from the 3 corners of the Golden Triangle to the 4 corners of the world.
As the 20th century dawned, a perfect storm loomed. A reluctance to move with new production techniques left Dublin distillers in the wake of the Scottish, and coupled with a war of independence at home and prohibition in the United States, the Irish whiskey industry was brought to its knees. The copper pot stills of the Golden Triangle fell cold. On the wind that once carried the unmistakeable scent of barley, silence hung. The last distillery of the first golden era of Dublin Whiskey, in 1976, ran dry.