Nose: Vibrant with notes of sweet dried fruits and lemon.
Taste: A balance mix of dry fruits, citrus, vanilla, spice and cloves.
Finish: Long and sweet with dry tannins from the wood.
The third and final release of flagship no age statement whiskeys from Teeling, this is made from 100% Malted Barley from a range of different ages including Malt whiskey distilled in 1991. This release is triple distilled and contains Malt Whiskeys finished in 5 different wine casks (Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon), blended together. It is bottled at 46%, in common with all of Teeling’s standard releases, and no chill filtered to ensure flavour is captured along with the traditional Irish Whiskey smoothness. Winner of the World’s Best Single Malt Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards for 3 years running in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
World Whiskies Awards: Gold Medal for Best Irish Single Malt for 3 years running 2015, 2016 and 2017
Irish Whiskey Awards: Gold Medal 2016
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 Premium Single Malt Age No age statement Volume 70CL ABV 46%