The Dublin Liberties Distillery has confirmed its new craft distillery will open in October creating up to 20 jobs.
The announcement was made as three enormous three-tonne copper stills arrived at the distillery over the weekend, following a 1,515km journey from Germany to Dublin.
These new still will be the ‘beating heart of the new distillery’, which will have a production capacity of up to 700,000 litres annually.
The new distillery will be located at Old Mill Street in Dublin’s Liberties. Its development has seen a complete renovation of a 400-year-old building preserving its original architecture and façade.
The Dublin Liberties Distillery
On site there will also be a world-class bar and an industry-leading visitor experience, providing an exciting addition to Dublin’s increasingly vibrant whiskey tourism scene, which saw over 800,000 visitors to Irish distilleries last year.
The distillery will focus on producing a range of whiskies, including those catering for the growing global demand for premium and super-premium spirits.
The distillery is due to be completed in October, and production of all the company’s whiskey brands including The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties and The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey will move to the new site.
“We’re a boutique distillery so we bring a craft sensibility to everything we do, from the design of our building to the making of our whiskeys,” said Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, Darryl McNally.
“We’ve taken care to source the best equipment, which will help ensure we produce the very best premium whiskeys with real character. My vision for the whiskeys made at The Dublin Liberty Distillery is to produce an innovative range of double and triple distilled malts using only the finest ingredients, and local water from our borehole on site. We are effectively bringing Dublin back to where it rightfully belongs at the epicentre of whiskey in Ireland.”
The Dublin Liberties Distillery only unveiled its 'Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey' super-premium whiskey in April this year, in order to target the growing global market for high-end spirits.
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