20th February 2019, The Dublin Liberties Distillery opened its doors for the first time for a special preview evening ahead of its official public opening on Monday, 25th of February.
Showcasing the results of two years of construction, guests on the evening enjoyed a walk-through of the distillery, leading up to The Dublin Liberties Distillery Bar, where there was a choice of whiskey cocktails, supper bowls and live music. The exciting new addition to Ireland’s thriving whiskey scene was officially opened earlier in the day by An Tánaiste Simon Coveney. The Dublin Liberties Distillery is a unique visitor experience offering an up-close view of modern Irish whiskey making, from the working distillery through to the cocktail bar, for the all-important tastings.
Open to the public from 25th February, visitors to The Dublin Liberties Distillery can choose from a number of experiences on offer catering for different levels of interest from whiskey enthusiasts to connoisseurs. Guests will experience first-hand the sights and sounds of a real working distillery and taste a selection of the finest Dublin Liberties Distillery whiskeys as part of their tour. Whiskey aficionados will have the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at the whiskey-making process on a tour with one of the distillers, and taste some of the more exclusive expressions. Visitors can also sample exclusive whiskies and relax in the Café or browse The Dublin Liberties Distillery store, which offers a range of branded merchandise and exclusive whiskeys.
Production of the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s whiskey portfolio which includes The Dubliner Irish Whiskey and The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey will now commence at the distillery on Mill Street under the supervision of renowned Master Distiller, Darryl McNally (formerly of Bushmills). The Dublin Liberties Distillery is located in the heart of the Liberties district, the historic capital of Irish whiskey and an area with a colourful and fascinating history. The stories of the Liberties will be brought to life in the whiskeys made by McNally and his team at the much-anticipated distillery, which is expected to bring a further boost to Dublin’s already thriving tourism scene.
Darryl McNally, Master Distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery commented;
“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.”