Wednesday, February 20, 2019

THE DUBLIN LIBERTIES DISTILLERY OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS

The Dublin Liberties Distillery, has opened the doors on its new €10m state-of-the-art whiskey distillery and visitor experience, in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties district.

Production of the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s whiskey portfolio, which includes the award-winning The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties brands, will now commence at the distillery under the supervision of renowned Master Distiller, Darryl McNally.

The Dublin Liberties Distillery officially opens its doors

The new distillery boasts a world-class cocktail bar and an industry-leading visitor experience, providing an exciting addition to Dublin’s increasingly vibrant whiskey tourism scene, which saw over one million visitors to Irish distilleries and whiskey experiences in 2018.

The development of the new distillery has seen a complete renovation of a 400-year-old building preserving its original architecture and façade. The distillery combines traditional distillation practices with the very latest in modern technologies and features a unique natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process.

The new distillery opens as the popularity of Irish whiskey continues to soar worldwide, with growth in the Irish whiskey category faster than almost any other category in the global spirits sector today.  The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties brands are currently sold in more than 30 markets around the with sales in excess of 37,000 cases in 2018 but has ambitions to sell upwards of 50,000 cases globally in the year ahead.

Commenting on the news, Darryl McNally, Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery, said: “Making whiskey is my passion, my lifeblood, and to be doing it in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district is nothing short of a dream come true for me. I believe the future for Irish whiskey is in innovation and pushing the boundaries – and that’s what I’ll be working with the team here to deliver – the best Irish whiskey you could have the luck of getting on your lips. We’re inspired by the past, but not bound by it, and can’t wait to show the world just how diverse Irish whiskey can be.”

The Dublin Liberties Distillery Visitor Experience, will open to the public on Monday 25th February, offering visitors an up-close view of modern Irish whiskey-making as it happens, with daily tours around the working distillery.

Posted by Steve Rush