In the whole of Ireland, there’s only one working distillery open to the public (Bushmills is technically in another country): the Teeling Distillery. In The Spirit of Dublin, I sit down with distillery co-founder Stephen Teeling to discuss his family history, the state of Irish whiskey, and the complicated process of building a distillery that is open tot he public in a country that has no guidelines for such a thing.
In Dublin’s Liberties neighborhood, warehouses and shipping companies are giving way to new industries, art spaces, lofts, and restaurants. Not so many that it’s obvious, but they’re there. In one of these spaces you’ll find Teeling, which prepares to celebrate their first anniversary in June of 2016.