Tasting Notes For Teeling 13 Year Old Single Grain
Nose: Rose water, ripe cherries, cinnamon and red fruits.
Taste: Summer fruits, berry jam, vanilla cream, soft orchard fruits with honey notes.
Finish: Spice, dry tannins, toasted oak and lingering, warm wood notes.
Teeling 13 Year Old Single Grain epitomises Teeling’s focus on driving the evolution of Irish Whiskey and being a pioneer in celebrating Irish Single Grain. A wholly unique style within Irish Whiskey pushing the boundaries of convention, at the intersect of where old meets new.
Crafted using an unconventional mash bill of 95% corn and 5% malted barley that has been triple distilled and matured initially in ex-bourbon casks before being given extra maturation for a further four years in ex-Bordeaux Red Wine Casks. Proudly bottled at 50% with no chill filtration ensures all the true character of the whiskey is retained.
With the opening of the Teeling distillery in 2012, whiskey making has came back to the city that was once the epicentre of the world whiskey trade. Following the relocation of Powers to Midleton in Co.Cork in the 1970’s, not one drop of whiskey had been distilled in the Irish capital for almost 40 years, and not one new distillery had opened in 125 years.
In a sense, this is also a homecoming for the Teeling family, as their love affair with Ireland’s national drink also started in Dublin, when in 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin. The family have been involved in the whiskey industry since that day, with John Teeling being responsible for setting up the first new distillery in the whole of Ireland in over 100 years when he opened the Cooley distillery in 1987, with his sons Jack and Stephen following in his footsteps by opening the Teeling distillery. On the very forefront, and one could argue partly responsible for the revival of whiskey making in Ireland, big things are expected.
With that kind of pedigree behind the project, you could rightfully be very excited to see what Teeling come up with, and they certainly don’t disappoint. Marrying Irish whiskey making traditions, with modern innovations, every whiskey that has came out of this distillery has won multiple awards. It’s still early days, but all indications are that this will be a most triumphant return of whiskey making to the world’s original whiskey making capital.
Producer Teeling Distillery Style Single Grain Irish Whiskey Age A minimum of 13 years Volume 70CL ABV 50%