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Teeling visitor centre celebrates €13m revenue

Dublin-based Teeling Whiskey Distillery visitor centre has generated almost €13 million (US$14.72m) in revenue since it opened four years ago and has been awarded a €200,000 (US$226,390) grant to further develop facilities.

Jack Teeling (left) and Stephen Teeling (right)

Teeling Whiskey became the first new distillery in Dublin for more than 125 years when it opened its doors in June 2015.

Since then, more than 425,000 guests have flocked to the site. This, combined with sales from the adjoining distillery café and gift shop, plus sales from the event space rental, have boosted revenue for the Irish whiskey producer.

Jack Teeling, founder and CEO of Teeling Whiskey, said: “Our vision for the distillery visitor centre was to provide a unique brand experience for people interested in learning about Irish whiskey and we have been truly rewarded by the overwhelming positive response we have received both domestically and from international visitors to Dublin.

“Ireland’s whiskey category continues to shine brightly with a new generation of whiskey drinkers discovering the full breadth and choice that the sector has to offer.

“We will continue to do what we do best and ensure we represent the new breed of Irish whiskey distillers through high quality whiskeys and by evolving the distillery experience.”

Furthermore, as the distillery celebrates its fourth anniversary, Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, has awarded the company a €200,000 grant as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Surprising Stories grant scheme. The money will be put towards future developments at the distillery visitor centre.

Vivan Storan, Fáilte Ireland, said: “It’s a testament to the quality of the distillery’s experience that so many visitors have come through the doors in such a short space of time.”

Earlier this year, The Spirits Business spoke to Stephen Teeling about global opportunities facing the Irish whiskey category.

The distillery released the first commercial bottling from the Dublin distillery in October last year, not long after the launch of a 30-year-old single malt as part of its Vintage Reserve Collection.

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