Jack Teeling founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012. Jack Teeling comes from a family with a long tradition associated with Irish Whiskey. The Cooley distillery was founded by John Teeling, and Walter Teeling in 1782.
Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, Teeling set up a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in Dublin. They the first ones to open a new distillery in Dublin in decades.
Teeling Distillery offers various expressions of Whiskeys including single grain, single malt, blended Whiskeys plus a spirit called Poitin, which is simply a new made Spirit.
The Teelings love to produce in small batches and play with casks in a lovely manner. They have a fresh perspective to give when it comes to Irish Whiskey. It can be said that, Teeling manages to show the impact of dedicated cask maturation and cask finishes. Their Whiskeys are delicious, creamy and well matured.
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As a part of the sale of Cooley distillery to Beam Suntory, the Teelings negotiated the purchase of 16,000 casks of aged Whiskey, which was a milestone for Teeling Whiskey.
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Jack Teeling: Growing up around Whiskey and growing up to write the family business, it almost becomes like second nature to you. There's Whiskey in our blood and has been for generations.
Stephen Teeling: The weirdest thing is our father never drank Whiskey.
Jack Teeling: One of my first memories was going up to the distillery when I was very, very young and just the smell of it.
Jack Teeling: Dublin Whiskey was the dominant force in the last golden age of Irish Whiskey back in the 19th century.
Stephen Teeling: There's a reason why those areas of Dublin were suitable for distilleries. Just because they had ample water, it was where the grain, the malted barley, used to come into the city center. That's why...around the Grand Canal Basin, there was so many different things. That's why Guinness is there. You had tanneries, breweries, you had malting houses and you had distilleries.
Jack Teeling: You know for us, to be able to go right back to where we started. Where the origin of Teeling Whiskey came from, which is slack bang in the city center, in the industrial engine of the city. You're not bringing a new industry in, you're just reviving an industry that's been there for generations, for hundreds of years.