Nose: Vanilla and spice with notes of sweet rum.
Taste: Sweetness from the rum combined with woodyness. Very smooth.
Finish: Sweet spice complimented by wood undertones. Slightly moorish.
Lovely Teeling Small Batch Gift Set. Same great whiskey, now with some lovely glasses to drink it out of.
Rum... Makes you feel all piratey and makes great cocktails, but it's just not as nice to drink as a lovely Irish Whiskey. In an attempt to create the most interesting blended Irish whiskey, Teeling have embraced their inner pirate and taken hand selected casks to further mature in ex-rum barrels. Along with triple distillation, no-chill filtration and bottling at 46%, this has resulted in an outstanding whiskey which is as wonderful as it is unique. Having won over critics and judges from all over the world, the guys at Teeling can finally sit back and relax for a while, knowing that their Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey has definitely accomplished what they set out to achieve.
San Francisco International Spirits Awards: Gold Medal 2017
Irish Whiskey Masters: Master Premium Blended Whiskey 2017 (Highest Award)
Irish Whiskey Awards: Blended Whiskey of the Year 2016 (RRP less than €60)
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 blend of single malt and single grain whiskeys. Age No age statement Volume 70CL ABV 46%