Tue 31 Mar 2015
MOMENTOUS MILESTONE AS SINGLE MALT DISTILLERY OPENS IN GLASGOW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1903
Production of a new single malt has begun, marking the opening of the first Single Malt Distillery in the city of Glasgow after a gap of 112 years.
Pioneering craft spirits producer, The Glasgow Distillery Company, celebrated a momentous milestone laying down their first casks after state-of-the-art distillation equipment arrived, including a wash and spirit still, named Tara and Mhairi respectively, after the daughters of two of the founders.
The new make spirit, overseen by the team of Distillers, led by Dr Jack Mayo and consulting distiller David Robertson (ex Macallan) will be laid down in a range of hand-selected casks and left to mature in the Company’s Glasgow-based warehouse.
Liam Hughes, CEO at The Glasgow Distillery Company, commented: “It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this stage but we are delighted with the quality of our new spirit and the team should be very proud with what they have all achieved; its very humbling to be making single malt in Glasgow, and although it will be a few years before the whisky is available for sale, we are already very excited about it”.
To celebrate the start of production a limited number of casks are being made available to purchase and obtain a piece of Glasgow’s distilling history. Under the company’s ‘1770 Club’ membership programme, members can choose from a range of cask sizes, have them specially stencilled and enjoy a tour of the distillery.
For more information on the distillery, please visit http://www.glasgowdistillery.com
Mon 30 Mar 2015
First whiskey spirit produced in Dublin in 39 years
€10 million distillery and visitor centre due to open its doors in May
Today in The Liberties, the first whiskey spirit to be produced in Dublin in almost four decades was distilled from the copper pot stills at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery. This will now be matured for three years to become true Dublin and Irish whiskey. Earlier this year, the Teeling Whiskey Company announced a €10 million investment in a new distillery and visitor centre in the Newmarket area of The Liberties, making it the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years. Over 100 jobs were created during the construction phase of the distillery and 30 permanent jobs are planned following completion. The distillery is due to open its doors to visitors in May of this year.
Founded by Jack Teeling in 2012, the Teeling Whiskey Company was set up to revive his family-old trademark of Irish whiskey and bring distilling back to Dublin, where Walter Teeling had a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the 18th century. The Teeling Whiskey Company is run by Jack together with his brother Stephen.
Thanks to its new distillery, the Teeling Whiskey Company has complete control of all aspects of its whiskey production, from grain to bottle, so that it can truly lead the category in terms of innovation and build on the company’s ever growing reputation of producing some of the world’s best whiskies. Most recently, Teeling Single Malt was named ‘World’s Best’ at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and Teeing Small Batch was awarded ‘Best Blended Irish Whiskey’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of the Teeling Whiskey Company commented: “This is a huge milestone in the story of Teeling Whiskey. It has taken three years of planning, hard work and significant capital investment, but Teeling Whiskey is finally home. We are proud to be at the forefront of an emerging craft distilling movement and will continue to introduce high quality unique expressions of Irish whiskey to lead the expansion of the market in terms of depth and flavours."