Press Release

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Win Sustainable Distillery of the Year Award

Teeling Whiskey have been in touch to say that their distillery was awarded the top honour of ‘Sustainable Distillery of the Year’ at Whisky Magazine’s 2022 Icons of Irish Whiskey Awards announced last night in Dublin. Teeling Whiskey’s Global Brand Ambassador, Robert Caldwell also picked up the award for Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year.

I’m absolutely delighted for Rob, James and all the rest of the great team in Teeling who I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with when I last visited the distillery just a few weeks ago. Many congratulations Rob. Very well deserved!

Teeling Whiskey win sustainable Distillery Award Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara

Here’s the press release from Teeling Distillery with further details:

Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards recognise and celebrate the finest companies and individuals in the whiskey industry. Following this outstanding achievement, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery will now battle it out against other regional winners for the overall global title which will be judged by the magazine’s expert editorial panel. The winners will be announced at the World Whiskies Awards in 2022.

Sustainability is at the heart of Teeling Whiskey’s business philosophy across all operations. The company sources sustainable raw materials and implements sustainable production processes where possible. Initiatives to date include the installation of a rainwater harvesting system in their distillery; the use of an on site well to reduce water consumption; and energy optimisation measures such as the harnessing of excess energy produced during the production process to heat their visitor centre. Teeling Whiskey are constantly striving to become more sustainable as a business. Our sustainability efforts are led by Pauric Ennis and are supported by a cross functional team as we try to identify and drive improvements across the whole company.

Teeling Whiskey win sustainable Distillery Award Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara

Robert Caldwell, Global Brand Ambassador for Teeling.

People are the embodiment of the values, which have made Teeling Whiskey a success and there is no better representation of this than the work carried out by their Brand Ambassador team led by Robert Caldwell. He joined the Teeling Whiskey team as Global Brand Ambassador back in 2018 and since then he has travelled the world promoting all things Irish and Teeling Whiskey. Even when travel was not an option over the last 18 months he has been very active and prominent as the face of Teeling Whiskey through numerous online events presenting Teeling Whiskey in a fun and easy to understand manner. During his time, he has developed the team to include James Kilgannon as the Distillery Brand Ambassador and Chris Hayes as the European Brand Ambassador.

Speaking about these latest honours, Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company commented:

“We are very honoured to be the most awarded Irish whiskey in the world for the quality of our Teeling Whiskey over the past 9 years. This would not be possible without the calibre of people behind the whiskey and I am delighted that the efforts of the team are being recognised as the best in the business. We are still only at the start of our journey in telling our story and driving sustainability in all aspects of our business but honours like these prove we are going in the right direction.”

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery was Dublin’s first, new operational distillery in over 125 years when it opened its doors in 2015 and it is home to the award-winning Teeling Whiskey brand. To find out more information on the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the virtual events and tastings and the online distillery shop where you can buy Distillery Exclusive offerings, visit

Whiskey Blogger
Whiskey Blogger

Stuart McNamara (@WhiskeyBlogger) is an international Whiskey Blogger who edits several International Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Tourism sites including and He is Chair of the Irish Craft And Artisan Distilleries Association (ICADA) and is an elected member of the National Council of ISME, the Irish SME Association. He is also the creator and editor of International Irish Whiskey Day which is celebrated on 3/3 or 3rd March each year and had a global social media reach in 2021 of over 20 Million. He is a Director of Portmagee Whiskey and has also acted as both a brand and product development consultant to several other Irish Whiskey and other spirits producers.

International Whiskey Reviews by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara