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Whiskey Mash-up: Teeling Irish Whiskey *Event Full*
April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet Niamh Cluskey
Teeling Whiskey Portfolio Manager- Texas
“I am the Teeling Whiskey Portfolio Manager for Texas and arrived last November 2016. It has been a pleasure to reside in Austin, TX and I will be here for the next 18 months educating consumers and speaking to the brand.
Before I landed in the States, I worked directly for Teeling at the Dublin airport whiskey retail, and acted as a tour guide and master taster for the Irish Whiskey Museum. “
In 1782, Walter Teeling, established a distillery on Dublin’s Marrowbone Lane, in the Liberties area of Dublin, then an epi center of distilling dubbed the “golden triangle” due to the number of distilleries located in the area. Although now long gone, some of the distilleries in the Liberties area at the time, were very large operations, with George Roe’s Thomas Street Distillery likely being the largest distillery in the world at its peak.
Eventually, the Teeling Distillery was purchased by a larger neighboring operation, William Jameson & Co., which was also based on Marrowbone Street. However, William Jameson’s distillery, run by relatives of the more famous John Jameson, later closed in 1923, having like many Irish distilleries, encountered serious financial difficulties in the early 20th century.
In 1987, John Teeling, a descendant of Walter Teeling purchased a facility in Cooley, Co. Louth which had previously been set up by the Irish Free State Government to produce industrial alcohol from potatoes. Teeling converted plant this to a whiskey distillery, reopening it in 1989 as Cooley Distillery. The distillery was the first new distillery to launch in Ireland following the consolidations and closures of the 20th century.
Teeling’s sons, Jack and Stephen worked with their father at the Cooley Distillery before it was sold to Beam Inc. (now Beam Suntory) in 2011. As part of the sale, the Teelings negotiated the purchase of 16,000 casks of aged whiskey. Using these stocks, Jack Teeling launched Teeling Whiskey in 2012, and was later joined in the venture by his brother Stephen.
In 2015, the Teelings established a new whiskey distillery in Newmarket Square in Dublin, not far from the location of the original Teeling Distillery on Marrowbone Lane. The distillery, which includes a visitor center, now employs some 55 staff, and exports to 44 countries.
- Teeling Small Batch
- Teeling Single Grain
- Teeling Single Malt
- Teeling Single Cask
Guided Tasting in Classroom
When & Where:
Twin Liquors Round Rock Marketplace
This event is FREE with RSVP, but classes are limited to 20 people
We’re sorry, but this event is currently FULL.
This event is free and open to the public. Requires RSVP. Must be 21+ to participate.