Jack & Stephen Teeling
You could say that brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling have whiskey running through their veins. Their clan’s passion for distilling goes back generations to 1782 when one of their ancestors, Walter Teeling, opened the family’s first distillery in the freewheeling Liberties district. After a successful run for the better part of two centuries, the operation was eventually sold off to the Jameson family who had by then cornered the Irish whiskey market, and subsequently closed due to a decline in global demand for Ireland’s national spirit.
More than 230 years later, the Teelings are back at the stills again, carrying on the family legacy of craft distilling with the establishment of the Teeling Whiskey Company, and supplying an international clientele of top mixologists with small-batch Irish whiskeys made at the first new distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years.