The pot stills bring whiskey production back to the Teeling family’s ancestral roots in Dublin 8, representing a modern revival of the distillery that thrived in the area in the 18th Century.
Crafted in Sienna, Italy, by Frilli Impianti, who have been making distilling equipment since 1912, the traditional copper pots were assembled on-site. The 15,000 litre wash still, 10,000 litre intermediate still and 9,000 litre spirit still comprise the heart of the distillery, the first new one in Dublin in over 125 years. It will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis.
“We look forward to the first spirit flowing from our new stills and opening our doors to the public to come see a real Dublin distillery in operation in 2015,” commented Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director.
The new distillery received planning permission in January 2014 and started work on site in August with over 100 people employed during the construction of the distillery with 30 permanent jobs planned-for following its completion. Commission of the new distillery will happen early in the New Year with the distillery opening its door to visitors soon afterwards.