Tasting Notes For Teeling Stout Cask Finish Irish Whiskey
Nose: Dark chocolate, truffles, sour apples, ocean spray.
Taste: Sweet malt, roasted barley, sour fruits, black cherries.
Finish: Seville oranges, digestive biscuits, honeycomb and cream.
For years, Teeling has been collaborating with Irish craft beer maestros Galway Bay Brewery to make the 200 Fathoms Imperial Stout, which matures in Teeling Small Batch barrels. Well, that collaboration has come full circle with the release of Teeling Stout Cask Finish Irish Whiskey! The casks that initially aged Teeling whiskey and then 200 Fathoms Imperial Stout have made their way back to Teeling to be filled with more tasty Irish whiskey for a finishing period of three months. This unique maturation has imparted a wealth of decadent, chocolatey notes from the stout to the whiskey, making this a top choice for indulgent sipping, or even using in an Irish coffee.
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 Blended Irish Whiskey Age No age statement Volume 70CL ABV 46%