As it gets set to reopen to visitors, post COVID-19 lockdown, Dublin’s Teeling Whiskey distillery has also been marking its fifth anniversary.
When Teeling opened in 2015, reviving a brand that dates back to to 1782, it was the first distillery in Dublin for over 125 years. It is often credited with starting the revival of Dublin distilling industry as three other distilleries, Roe & Co, Pearse Lyons and Dublin Liberties Distillery, have opened their doors in the intervening years.
More than 500,000 people have visited Teeling's since it opened and the distillery has won a number of awards for its visitor experience, including World’s Best Whiskey Visitor Attraction by World Whiskies Awards, and the Best Visit in Ireland at the CIE awards.
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A lot has happened since we opened the doors to our family distillery in June 2015... Here’s a look back at the journey of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery over the last 5 years and some of the milestones we have reached. #DublinReborn #teelingwhiskey #teelingdistillery #teeling #phoenixrising #irishwhiskey
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It has produced over three million litres of new make whiskey spirit - that's almost 25,000 casks worth - which is now being used in Teeling Whiskey expressions. To mark the occasion, the Teeling bottle has had a refresh, and now boasts an embossed phoenix symbol and the date of the rebirth of the brand in 2012.
The distillery is getting set to open to visitors again, with smaller, less frequent tours running to ensure safety. Speaking of this new phase Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey Company said: "While we look back and reflect on a job well done over the last five years we are facing into a very challenging time. We are delighted to be able to reopen on 29th June to visitors and we are lucky we have plenty of space to ensure a safe but hopefully still an engaging visitor experience.”
Teeling Distillery reopens from June 29th and the first 500 visitors will receive a thank you gift - you can book tickets here. The new bottle will roll out across Ireland and internationally over the coming months.