Explorer, distiller, trader tycoon... Dr Teeling, I presume

Explorer, distiller, trader tycoon... Dr Teeling, I presume
John Teeling at his Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk, Co Louth Picture: Barry Cronin

Over the course of three months, The Sunday Business Post met John Teeling numerous times to find out what makes the tycoon tick

Twenty-five years ago, in an interview with this newspaper, John Teeling said: “If you are going to get involved in a big investment, then it has got to be risky and you should always do it with other people’s money.” Sometimes he doubted his own judgment, he said at the time, especially at 4 o’clock in the morning, when he would wake up in a sweat and worry what was going to happen to the bank’s money. But for Teeling investing is a game, played to test his own skills. And in 2017, he is most certainly ahead.

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