our story


The Dublin Liberties Distillery is nestled in the heart of Dublin’s historic distilling district called the Liberties. The Liberties is a place where every stone tells a story. History is buried deep within its walls. It was the bedrock for the working class people of Dublin, whether you were high in society, low in society, no matter what your vice was everyone wanted to be in the Liberties. In the late 1800’s/1900’s the Liberties was the hub for creatives, distillers, brewers, rebels, rascals and raconteurs….there were no rules.

The Liberties

An area known for centuries as ‘Hell’. This wild and wayward quarter of old Dublin, nestled outside the city walls, was notorious for mayhem and riotous behaviour with danger and intrigue waiting on every cobbled corner. But it was industrious too. Alongside the old distilleries were weaving mills, forges, printing-presses, tanneries and illicit taverns. Everyone from tradesmen, low born visitors and the cream of society were all welcome.

At the Dublin Liberties Distillery we ensure to honour the colourful history of the area, with our tour steeped in folklore, and our premium Irish whiskey range’s names inspired by the more notable stories from The Liberties.

The Distillery

The building the homes our distillery dates back to the 1700s and is a testament to the industry of the area – it was originally a mill, and for many years a tannery which specialized in rabbit skins. It tells a centuries-old story which today, as the Liberties takes another step, is in many ways reminiscent of the heyday of masterful Dublin whiskey-making, that is again becoming renowned the world over.

The Dublin Liberties distillery boasts six tonne mashing, triple distillation with capacity for 10k litres in the first still and 6k litres in the second and third still, and capacity to produce over 700,000 litres of whiskey annually.

We source all our malt from Irish farmers and draw our water from our own well within the distillery, which fell as rainwater here over 10,000 years ago.
We have specified our yeast strain, and while our fermentation and distillation take longer than most, we believe it produces an unparalleled spirit, perfect for making Irish whiskey.

Our whiskey is matured in special whiskey warehouses, managed by our dynamic team until the whiskey is ready to be released.

Irish Whiskey needs a minimum of three years to mature, but we will leave our premium whiskey to age for longer. We age The Liberties whiskey in a variety of casks and also create bespoke finishes for our different whiskey variants.

The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey

The Dublin Liberties range is inspired by the stories and the streets of the The Liberties.

Established in 2019, The Dublin Liberties Distillery aim to keep the spirit and fire of The Liberties alive. We’ve drawn inspiration from the rick folklore of the area with all of our liquids, and within the distillery walls.

This range allows us to establish a clear connection to the city and weave a common story, threading the range together, giving us something ownable and unique in Irish whiskey, rooted in our corner stone on Mill Street, the Dublin Liberties Distillery in the heart of The Liberties, the home of Irish Whiskey.

SUPPORTING LOCAL TALENT

Within the distillery walls we aim to support local talent, with events and collaborations local artists in our beautiful bar space.

The area of The Liberties was always known to be the home of artists, musicians and creatives. At The Dublin Liberties Distillery we aim to ensure we continue to support creative arts within The Liberties.

Book a tour

Weekday Tours

€17 per person

Please book at least 1 hour in advance

Weekend Tours

€19 per person

Open from 11am – 5pm

Find us

The Dublin Liberties Distillery, Mill Street 33, D08 V221 Dublin 8, IE