Maverick Drinks will be the exclusive UK distributor for Dublin distillery Teeling.

Teeling became the first new distillery in Dublin for more than 125 years, when it opened in 2015. Its founders, Jack and Stephen Teeling, followed in the footsteps of their ancestor Walter Teeling, who set up a small craft distillery in the city during the original Golden Age of Irish whiskey in 1782.

Jack Teeling, managing director and founder of Teeling Whiskey, said: “I would like to thank Marussia Beverages UK for all their hard work on our portfolio since 2013. As both of our businesses are evolving we felt it was time for a change and feel that Maverick Drinks are best placed to evolve our business in the UK market for the years to come.”

Teeling’s core range features three distinctive bottlings, a Small Batch Whiskey, which is finished in Central American rum casks; a Single Grain, which has a distinct red grape and berry profile from time spent in red wine casks; and a Single Malt bottling. All three whiskies, along with the full range of products from Teeling, will join the Maverick Drinks portfolio and will be available to UK partners from January 1st, 2019.

Michael Vachon, head of brand development at Maverick, said: “Teeling is exactly the kind of brand we are always looking for. It has everything – great design, extraordinary value, wonderful people, a real link to the community, and delicious, award-winning liquid. We are excited to have them as partners and proud to have the as friends.”

Teeling joins Mavericl’s growing line-up of international craft spirit brands including Ableforth’s, Balcones, Bluecoat Gin, Brenne, Darkness!, Drinks by the Dram, Empirical Spirits, FEW Spirits, Kyro Distillery Company, My Lyan, New York Distilling Company, Oslo Distilery, Smooth Ambler, St George Spirits, That Boutique-y Gin Company, That Boutique-y Rum Company, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Widow Jane and Wolfburn.