our story

“With one eye on the past, but looking to the future, we’re the new generation of Dublin distillers. We approach our craft with a respect for generations passed but with the confidence to forge the next chapter of Irish, Dublin and Teeling Whiskey”

Stephen Teeling
whiskey pioneer

Our Story Family

the founding family

Whiskey making and entrepreneurship has been in the Teeling genes as far back as 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a small craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the industrial heart of Dublin City.

Since 2012, Jack and Stephen Teeling, the latest generation of Teeling Whiskey makers, have been putting their own mark on Irish Whiskey and came full circle in 2015 when they proudly opened the new Teeling Whiskey Distillery just down the road from where the original family distillery once stood. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery today is the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years.

Our Story Map

the heart

of dublin

We are situated just a stone’s throw from our ancestral distillery, right in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the historic distilling district of the city.

Built for the city as much as for production, our doors are always open for you to take a look around, sample our wares and pick up a distillery exclusive or two, book your visit today at the distillery.

Our Story Distillery

our craft

Here at Teeling Whiskey we are renowned for our vision in doing things differently. Our Whiskeys embody this unconventional spirit with innovation at the core of everything we do. For us, it’s what’s inside the bottle that counts – we let the liquid do the talking, and our liquid has plenty to say.

The delicate base of Irish Whiskey is the perfect canvas upon which to layer flavour and character. Varying the time, style and number of barrels used during the maturation process adds to the subtlety and complexity of flavour we pride ourselves in. Now that we have our own Dublin distilled spirit coming of age, our ingenuity is the only limitation to the unique styles and expressions we can craft in the future.

After putting all this care and attention into what goes into our Whiskey, we don’t like to take anything out. We don’t chill filter our Whiskey prior to bottling, leaving as much of the body, character and richness in the bottle. We bring our Whiskey from cask strength to our signature ABV of 46%, allowing us to bottle with no chill filtration, maintaining the true natural character of all our Teeling Whiskeys.

meet the makers / master distiller

“The whole process of creating whiskey takes around nine months start to finish, including pilot blends, trade sampling, cask selection and scaling up to full production… yet all that work, once bottled, takes just a moment to sip, savour and enjoy”

Jack Teeling, whiskey pioneer

Our Story Jack

Team Teeling are dedicated to bringing more choice and innovation into Irish Whiskey. Inspired by the influence of time and innovative cask maturation techniques, our young team of craftsmen and craftswomen are producing small batch bottlings of unique Irish Whiskeys. Our goal is to retain the drinkability of Irish Whiskey while introducing new and interesting flavours to complement the naturally smooth and sweet taste of Irish Whiskey. We aim to encapsulate our passion for quality, authenticity and craft in every bottle of Teeling Whiskey.

Alex Chasko, our Master Distiller and Blender, is a case in point. Originally hailing from Portland, Oregon he started his journey working in the emerging craft brewing scene on the West Coast of the US. Through his Irish wife, he found himself in Ireland looking to get into the emerging Irish Whiskey industry. In meeting Jack Teeling, it became immediately clear that they shared the same vision and saw the opportunity to re-invent Irish Whiskey. Alex was employee no.1 back in 2012 and has been instrumental in the building of the new distillery and the creation of our award winning Teeling Whiskey range. Come and sample our range at the Teeling Distillery by booking your visit today.

origin green ireland

our sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of Teeling Whiskey’s business philosophy across all of our operations. We source sustainable raw materials and implement sustainable production processes where possible. Initiatives to date include the installation of a rainwater harvesting system in our distillery; the use of an onsite well to reduce water consumption; and energy optimisation measures such as the harnessing of excess energy produced during the production process to heat our visitor centre. We achieved FEMAS accreditation in 2017 for our Spent Grain and Pot Ale, these are sold on as cattle and pig feed. FEMAS is a quality assurance scheme for animal co-products, which helps provide robust traceability through the food-chain.

We are very proud to be a verified Origin Green member. This pioneering programme remains the world’s only national food and drink sustainability programme that drives sustainability improvements across the entire supply chain on a national level. It enables Ireland’s food and drink industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively; it is about measuring and improving on an ongoing basis. Wherever possible, we work with fellow Origin Green members. For example we source our malted barley from Minch Malt (Boortmalt Ireland) and our unmalted barley comes from Glanbia who are both Origin Green certified.

Jack Teeling commented “As a local, craft producer, environmental sustainability is at the heart of our business model and expansion strategy. We are a member of the Irish Food Board Origin Green programme which involves us committing to a continual improvement process in terms of sustainability. Ireland has a well-deserved reputation as a country with a high quality environment in an era of ever intensifying environmental threats. The Teeling Whiskey Company takes its inspiration from this well-deserved reputation and will endeavor to approach sustainability with this in mind as we look to the future”.

Plan your visit to our

teeling whiskey distillery

A trip to Dublin would not be complete without seeing the first working distillery in Dublin for decades in all its glory, so simply choose a tour that is most suited to your needs, get booked on and we look forward to extending the traditional warm, Irish welcome, in the modern Teeling way.