The Liberties in the late 19th century was referred to as Dublin’s ‘Golden Triangle’ for the prevalence of world-class whiskey distilleries in the area, as well as the mighty Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate. While the fortunes of the drinks sector waned considerably in the 20th century (until by 1975 all of its distilleries has disappeared), recent times have seen a marked revival of craft production in the area.
Irish Whiskey is now big business, and D8 is at the centre of it. Teelings at Newmarket was the city’s first working distillery in over 150 years, and is now a premier visitor attraction for Dublin. But its not just a story of whiskey, brewing too is diversifying and innovating in the area with a renewed focus on ‘craft’ from Guinness, and a growing number of micro-breweries.
Gaby Guedez for The Taste.ie gives a great overview of the area’s Craft Drinks Renaissance. Read the article here.