Irish whiskey brand breaks world record for most expensive at auction

Irish whiskey brand breaks world record for most expensive at auction

AN Irish whiskey brand has become a world record holder after its first bottle fetched £10,000 at auction.

The particular bottle was the Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still.

The first 100 bottles were sold online via Whiskey Auctioneer with all profits raised going to charities located in Dublin’s Liberties, which is where the Teeling Distillery is based.

The record was previously held by Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery, who sold a bottle for £7,900.

The whiskey has been produced from a recipe of 50% un-malted barley and 50% malted barley. Distilled in 2015, the liquid has been matured for more than three years in ex-Muscat wine casks.

6,000 bottles of the first batch are set for commercial release in November 2018.

Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “The release of the first Dublin distilled whiskey for nearly 50 years is truly a landmark occasion for the revival of Dublin as an urban centre for whiskey distillation and I can think of no better way to honour this than the first bottle achieving a world record price.

“This is another chapter in the revival of the craft of distilling in Dublin and heralds the beginning of our own range of Dublin distilled whiskeys on a wider scale, with the release of our commercially available Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey later in the year.

“The Liberties area of Dublin has been very good to us, so we wanted to use our very first release as an opportunity to give something back. As such, we are delighted with the level of proceeds raised and look forward to using the profits generated to support very worthwhile local charities.”