George’s Street is well known for it’s long and illustrious history and character. George’s Street Arcade opened in 1876. While it succumbed to a devastating fire in 1892, it was rebuilt and has become one of the oldest shopping markets in the world. George’s Street is a place soaked in history and a melting pot of culture, as well as a site of many firsts. Home to the first ever department store (Pims) in 1856, the background of famous books and stories, it was referenced in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”, Eveline works in “the stores”, long thought to be, either the South City Markets (George’s Street Arcade) or Pim’s Department Store, both of which were located on the historic street. Over a hundred years later it became to site of the first Japanese restaurant, the first Mexican restaurant and the first Gay club in Dublin, drawing natives and tourists alike with its charm and quirky characters.
The building where the Chelsea Drugstore resides, was originally a pharmacy at the turn of the 1900s, it was first opened by Messers Whisby and later taken over by Hayes, Conyngham, and Robinson, Ltd. Messers Whisby were famed around Dublin, for researching the healing power of cocoa and were the first people to sell it from their pharmacy for medicinal usage!
Digestive infused Teelings, Barry’s tea syrup, Guinness reduction, Bokers bitters and Off the Cuffe citrus bitters. Garnish is a page from the book and a biscuit.
The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded by Jack Teeling in 2012 to revive the old Teeling family trademark of Irish whiskey and bring craft distilling back to the City of Dublin. His brother Stephen Teeling joined him in 2013 as Sales & Marketing Director and is a co-owner in the business. The Teeling Whiskey Company has quickly become the leading progressive Irish whiskey company by driving category choice and innovation through a selection of unique handcrafted small batch Irish whiskeys. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery started operation in 2015 as the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years and has taken in over 200,000 visitors since opening in June of that year. Teeling Whiskey is now exported to over 45 different export markets and is the fastest growing premium Irish whiskey in Ireland.
Come join us for our Irish Cocktail Fest event at The Chelsea Drugstore on October 12th. We’re working with Off The Cuffe in hosting a bitters master class. Tickets are free and you can book them here.