One of Ireland’s newest independent distillers is looking to take up residence for part of its operations in east Cavan. Teeling Whiskey Company has applied to Cavan County Council for planning permission for the development of a whiskey maturation warehouse facility, writes Thomas Lyons.
Iain Wood, operations manager for Teeling Whiskey Company, told The Anglo-Celt that if granted permission there would be a number of jobs created by the project.
“Our consulting engineers inform me that there would be a requirement of around 50 specialist contractors to be engaged on site during construction and development.
“There would likely be a peak of 25 people on site at the busiest period, when multiple trades would be represented. In terms of operational staffing for the site once developed, this would initially be six employees.”
Teelings is the first new whiskey distillery to have opened in Dublin in over 125 years. It is the first whiskey distillery to operate in Dublin, once home to at least 37 distilleries, in almost 40 years.
The distillery was established by Jack and Stephen Teeling, whose father John Teeling founded the Cooley Distillery in 1987. The proposed site is 5.36 hectares and the application says it is located at Leitrim, Bailieborough, Co Cavan.
The facility will have two buildings. The first is a warehouse of 2,727 sqm floor area and 8.68m tall; containing office space, a hand bottling facility and storage space, and the second is a whiskey maturation warehouse.
The proposed development also includes modifications to an existing site entrance, an internal access road, parking for cars and a loading bay for heavy goods vehicles. The application also covers a surface water attenuation pond, an on-site wastewater treatment system and polishing filter, earthworks, landscaping, perimeter fencing and gates, CCTV cameras and all ancillary site works.
Cavan County Council’s planning department anticipate reaching a decision in early February.