@WeAreMakeshop and whiskey making at @TeelingWhiskey in Dublin
We just spent a few days in Dublin and ran across a couple cool makery things.
First, we ran across MakeShop, a part of Trinity College. We stopped in and the staff person was helping two girls build catapults! It felt like an awesome community space. I recommend anyone passing through Dublin check it out.
Later, we visited Teeling Whiskey company to take a factory tour. There we saw first hand the first steps to making whiskey.
After the factory there is an aging process. The process is done off-site to prevent another Dublin Whiskey fire.
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