Nose: Soft and aromatic with touches of freshly baked fruit loaf, apricots, strawberry jam, dates, fresh figs, honey and malted milk biscuits.
Taste: Smooth and mouth-filling. The fruit characters are fresh and lively with a delicious strawberry shortcake front end backed up by malted grains, vanilla and dried fruits.
Finish: Drier and oakier with some furry tannins and exotic spices creeping through.
The Brabazon Bottling Series is a limited edition collection of unique Irish Single Malts capturing the full impact and flavour crafted through fortified wine cask maturation. The second release showcases the impact that Port casks can have on maturation. This single malt is blended with a variety of whiskeys from Teeling's warehouses, including portions of whiskey fully aged in Port casks and portions finished in Port casks, resulting in a red-fruit forward expression bursting with character. We love the fruitiness of this second bottling. Port cask matured whiskeys can be difficult to get the balance right and this example is absolutely perfect, with just enough red fruit flavours coming through. Bottled at a satisfying 49.5%.
World Whiskies Awards: Category Winner 2018
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible: Liquid Gold Award - 2019
Irish Whiskey Masters: Gold Medal - 2018
Irish Whiskey Awards: Gold Medal 2017
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 No age statement Volume 70CL ABV 49.5%