The Dublin Liberties Distillery has secured a 18.3 million after Stock Spirits Group acquired 25% of the company that owns the brand, Quintessential Brands Irish Whiskey (QBIW), which also owns The Dubliner.
This is part of a total announced investment of €28 million that Stock Spirits will dedicate to QIBW, starting with an upfront figure of €15 million followed by deterred payments over a five year period.
A major part of the resources will be destined to completing and fitting out the Dublin Liberties Distillery in Dublin 8, reports The Irish Independent. Strengthened promotional activity and advertising initiatives are also planned.
The distillery is expected to open its door in summer 2018 and it will feature a visitor centre. Stock Spirits owns and produces premium spirits sold mostly in Central and Eastern Europe. QBIW’s portfolio also includes a range of Irish creams and liqueurs produced in a facility in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois and including the brands Feeney’s Irish Cream, O’Mara’s Country Cream, Brogan’s Country Cream and O’Casey’s Irish Cream.
The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey is a range of premium Irish whiskey crafted by master distiller, Darryl McNally, in the heart of Dublin’s historical distilling hub, The Liberties, in Dublin 8.
The range includes The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil; and extra aged blend of single malt and grain whiskey, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46%; and The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley; a 10 year old single malt, aged in bourbon casks and finished for 6 months in 30 year old Oloroso sherry casks.
More information: thedublinlibertiesdistillery.com