In 2013, the Teeling Whiskey Company announced an investment in a new distillery and visitor centre in the Newmarket area of The Liberties, making it the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years. All of the team here at Teeling HQ have been working hard to put the finishing touches to our Whiskey Wonderland and after over 2 years of painstaking work, the gates to our whiskey factory are nearly ready to open!
We have been busy behind the close doors of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, perfecting our methods for creating our liquid gold! We have two different styles of fermenters here at Teeling, this combination allows us to strike a balance between the modern and traditional method of fermentation.
Firstly the more modern way of fermentation involves us using the modern stainless steel fermenters, typical in most modern distilleries. We also use “Woodie”, our traditional handmade Oregon Pine wooden fermenters. These would have been the traditional vessels used back in the glory days of Dublin distilling. This is a very “Old school” way of fermentation as we do not need to add any yeast but use the naturally occurring wild yeasts in the air, this means we have an open top to allow a wild yeast which naturally occurs in the air to start and drive the fermentation process.
Casks are so important in our whiskey making process. Traditionally, Irish whiskey was matured pretty much exclusively in ex Bourbon or Sherry casks but we at Teeling Whiskey have been leading the charge in experimenting and innovating using alternative casks to impart an extra layer of flavour and character to the whiskey. Examples of all of these tasty casks can be seen on site in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery’s maturation area.
Our newly appointed Global Brand Ambassador, Kevin Hurley, is in charge of the overall promotion of the brand through education of the Teeling portfolio of multi award-winning Irish Whiskeys, as such he has created a whole host of Teeling Whiskey Cocktails that will be showcased across each of our three whiskey bars, absolutely Teeling tastic!
Our visitor centre is on course for opening to the public in June, with a whole range of experiential tours on offer, for details of all our upcoming distillery tours check out http://teelingwhiskey.com/teeling-distillery/ So close to completion, our “Oompa Loompas” were able to celebrate World Whisky Day in style, with a Tipple of Teeling in the heart of our whiskey factory!
To celebrate the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and to give you all a feel for what to expect when you make the pilgrimage inside, we’ve composed a video of the first 6 months of works completed, whet the whiskey appetite in advance of the big reveal! Take a look at the link below and let us know what you think!
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