Teeling is an exciting, innovative Dublin-based distillery with ties to 18th century Irish whiskey traditions.
When brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling opened the doors to their new Dublin distillery in 2015, they were the first to do so in over 125 years. It seemed fitting for the Teelings to do this, as the brothers are descendants of Walter Teeling who founded the original small craft distillery of the same name in the city in 1782.
The new €10 million distillery, a stone’s throw from the original site in the Newmarket area, bottled its first whiskey in 2018. The single pot still whiskey was the first Dublin-distilled whiskey in almost 50 years. The inaugural bottle broke records at auction when it sold for £10,000, making it the most expensive whisk(e)y from a new distillery.
Today, Teeling bottles a single grain, single malt, single pot still and peated single malt whiskey. It also produces some more esoteric bottlings under its Vintage Reserve and limited edition labels. These include 18- to 38-year-old whiskeys and a series of innovative cask finishes including fortified wines, ginger beer and stout.
The team, led by Master Distiller and Blender Alex Chasko – who hails from the heart of the American craft brewing and subsequent spirits scene in Portland, Oregon – strives to innovate while honouring tradition. This has led to a plethora of awards and a loyal fan base.
Teeling is also driving environmentally-friendly practices in the industry, sourcing sustainable raw materials and working to reduce the environmental impact of the entire whiskey-making process.