The announcement was made as three copper stills arrived at the distillery, following a 1,515km journey from Germany to Dublin.
|The three new copper stills arriving at the Dublin Liberties Distillery|
The mammoth stills were craned across the Dublin Liberties’ skyline and carefully lowered into the grounds of the distillery to be assembled on site. Scaling almost eight metres in height and weighing three tones each, the stills will be the beating heart of the new distillery, which will have a production capacity of up to 700,000 litres annually.
The three stills were handmade by artisan equipment supplier Carl Destillations & Brauereitechnik of Stuttgart over the course of six months, with over 700-man hours spent on each piece of equipment.
The distillery will focus on producing a range of whiskies, including those catering for the growing global demand for premium and super-premium spirits. Upon completion in October, 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 Dublin Liberties Distillery.
Commenting on the news, Daryl McNally, Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, said: “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. 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, which will also include a bar and a visitor experience, will also see the creation of around 20 new jobs.
Posted by Steve Rush