The connection between the Teeling family name and Irish whiskey goes back to 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in the Liberties area of Dublin. More recently, John Teeling purchased Ceimici Teo and turned it into the Cooley distillery in 1987, which produced a number of spectacular irish whiskeys, including Connemara, a peated Irish single malt. In 2011, Beam Inc. bought Cooley, but it didn’t take long for the Teeling family to get back into whiskey again - they founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012!
The Teeling Whiskey Company began as an independent bottler, releasing single malts, a grain and a blended whiskey. Helmed by John’s son Jack and his brother Stephen, it wasn’t long before they announced their plans to build their own distillery in Dublin - the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years. The Teeling distillery was officially opened in June 2015, housing three copper pot stills.