The Dublin Liberties Distillery opens
Whiskeys like The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties have a new home now
Renovation and construction took two years, now the €10 million project has been completed and the new Dublin Liberties Distillery on Old Mill Street in the heart of Dublin officially opened. The majority shareholder of the distillery is Quintessential Brands, whose founders Warren Scott and Enzo Visone sold 25% of the shares to Stock Spirits Group in July 2017.
The Dublin Liberties Distillery produces, among others, the already established whiskey brands The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties. They are already distributed in more than 30 countries worldwide. The production capacity of the new distillery is about 700,000 liters annually and is ensured by the use of three German stills (1 x 10,000 liters, 2 x 6,000 liters of volume). Darryl McNally could be won as master distiller; he can look back on many years of experience in the whiskey industry and most recently worked as master distiller at Bushmills.
Double and triple distillation at The Dublin Liberties Distillery
“I believe the future for Irish whiskey is in innovation and pushing the boundaries”, McNally says. Combining modern technology and traditional distillation practices he intends to use triple as well as double distillation and plans to experiment with slightly peated whiskey. Grain Whiskey for the production of blends will be bought from other distilleries as before.
Twenty jobs were created at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, not only in the production area, but also in the visitor center and a cocktail bar. Dublin’s tourism scene is enriched by the new opening and will certainly support the increasing whiskey tourism. The Irish distilleries welcomed more than one million visitors in 2018. The Dublin Libierties Distillery expects around 80,000 visitors in the first year.
Pictures: The Dublin Liberties Distillery