Nose: Apples, roasted nuts, plums & raisins
Taste: Dark chocolate, figs, sultanas & cooked pears
Finish: Dry fruits, burnt sugar with a dry finish
The highly anticipated third relase from the Brabazon series. This whiskey is a celebration of the old and the new. Teeling have produced Volume III with a family-owned winery in Jerez, who have specialised in the PX grape for over 300 years. They filled varietal PX casks, which have been used by the winery for almost 90 years with Teeling single malt. Aged for 14 years in a combination of ex- Bourbon casks followed by a finishing period of three years in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. Limited to just 10,000 bottles and comes in at a satisfying 49.5% abv.
This whiskey has just been released and so has not participated in any competitions just yet. Stay tuned as update with it's undoubted success throughout the year!
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 Super Premium Single Malt Age A minimum of 14 years Volume 70CL ABV 49.5%