A RARE Irish whiskey matured for 30 years has gone on sale – however it is limited to just 500 bottles.
The Teeling Whiskey 30-Year-Old Irish Single Malt is part of the company’s Vintage Reserve Collection.
It is among the oldest bottlings of Irish single malt released in recent years, making it one of the most exclusive Irish whiskies in the world, according to the Dublin company.
However its rarity is also reflected in the price, with each 70cl bottle costing €1,500 (£1,320, $1,736).
The whiskey was distilled in 1987 and initially matured in ex-bourbon casks for 25 years, before an additional five years’ maturation in ex-white burgundy French oak casks.
According to the taste description, fresh cut grass and herbs give way to spices, coconut, wood, tropical fruit, strawberry, kiwi and pineapple.
“We are extremely proud to release some of the oldest ever bottlings of Irish single malt and welcome this new addition to the Vintage Reserve Collection,” said Jack Teeling, founder of Teeling Whiskey.
“This very limited release of 30-year-old Irish single malt is a one of a kind, due to the French white wine influence that transforms this whiskey into something truly special.
“There is nothing else like this on the market and gives whiskey drinkers the chance to own their own unique piece of Irish whiskey history.”
The whiskey has been hand-bottled in 500 unique decanter bottles, which come in a high-end wooden gift box with their own certificate of authenticity.
It is currently only available from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the Celtic Whiskey Shop and Dublin Airport in Ireland.
However it will soon be rolled out to Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in the coming months.