A NEW single malt Irish whiskey has been released using a cask maturation technique which has never before been trialled in Ireland.
The independent Teeling Whiskey Company released their rare new bottling Teeling Single Malt this month, one of only a handful of such expressions in the world.
It is the third release in the firm’s premium range and completes their full portfolio of non-aged statement Irish whiskeys.
Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, said: “We are delighted to be able to release another expression of Teeling whiskey that helps expand consumer choice and challenge existing perceptions of Irish whiskey.”
He added: “Our new Teeling Single Malt proves Irish whiskey can have big bold flavours that appeal to Single Malt drinkers without losing its distinctive Irish identity.”
To add a “unique depth of character and flavour” to the Teeling Single Malt, it consists of aged Malt whiskey up to 23 years old that has been matured in five different wine casks — including Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon.
This combination of cask maturation techniques has never been done before in Irish whiskey, according to Teeling, who claims it creates “a truly innovative Irish whiskey bursting with personality”.
Last month the Dublin-based distillery, located in Newmarket, won three gongs at the second annual Irish Whiskey Awards.
The Teeling Whiskey Company was awarded ‘Best Irish Poitin’, ‘Best Irish Single Grain’ and ‘Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey (13 Yrs & Over)’ on October 23.