Darryl McNally, master distiller at The Dublin Liberties Distillery.
Quintessential Brands has inaugurated a €10 million facility for its The Dublin Liberties Distillery unit.
Located in Dublin, the distillery is said to combine traditional distillation practices with the latest in modern technologies, and features a natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process.
The facility, which is situated in a 400-year-old building, also boasts a cocktail bar and visitor experience.
Production of The Dublin Liberties Distillery’s whiskey portfolio – which includes The Dubliner and The Dublin Liberties – will now commence under the supervision of master distiller Darryl McNally.
Quintessential Brands founders, Warren Scott and Enzo Visone, were inspired by McNally’s desire to push the boundaries of the Irish whiskey category, partnering with him to build a distillery to match his vision.
They were subsequently joined by Stock Spirits, which bought a 25% equity stake in the distillery and its brands in July 2017.
“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,” said McNally.
“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.”
Shane Hoyne, chief marketing officer for Quintessential Brands, added: “Irish whiskey’s rise over the last few years has been phenomenal, but with talented visionaries like Darryl emerging, I believe we’re now entering its most exciting era yet. Darryl is a constant source of ideas and combined with his unrivalled distilling skill, there’s no limits for Irish whiskey.
“It is also fantastic to be partnering with a company of Stock Spirits’ calibre. Their involvement will also provide an opportunity for the brands to expand further into new regions such as Poland and the Czech Republic.
“Right now, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the team’s achievement in building this fantastic distillery but with much more to come from us this year, I believe this is the year the Dublin Liberties Distillery makes its mark on the Irish whiskey category.”
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