Honing in on the Craft of Whiskey Making

It was 1782 when Walter Teeling changed whiskey-making history forever with his small craft distillery he opened in Dublin on Marrowbone Lane. Now, nearly 240 years later, the tradition continues through the next generation of Teelings, Jack and Stephen, who created the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012. With their latest distillery opened in March 2015, it was another landmark for Dublin – the first new distillery created in the city in over 125 years.

There was no more apt place than the original historic distilling district of the city to open its doors. While staying true to the past but keen on the future, the craftsmanship of Teeling Whiskey stays as it has for generations, winning over the hearts of those just now discovering the impeccable flavors that true Irish whiskey brings.

Irish whiskey is now in the midst of a massive comeback, a golden era of a golden liquid that is revered for its hand-crafted and unique flavor. Teeling Whiskey bridges the gap with innovative yet authentic Irish whiskeys, going with bold differences while layering character and depth into every barrel. The Teelings treat it like a science, which in essence, it is, one that delivers distinctively brilliant results.

One of the most remarkable crafts that the Teelings have unleashed upon the world is Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey. It is by far one of the most complex and sophisticated bottles, rich with flavor and full cask strength. At 46% ABV, Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey is all character, one that works with an artful selection of casks paired with maturation techniques to delight every sense.

With Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, it starts with 100% malted barley all from different ages, even from malt whiskey that was distilled back in 1991. Paired with the innovative maturation and finishing techniques Teeling is known for while retaining centuries’ old smoothness, the vats are then selected from a choice of five different wine casks – Port, Sherry, White Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Madeira. Using the esteemed principle of no-chill filtration this Irish whiskey has long been known for, it allows all the natural flavors of Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey to stay intact.

On the nose, you’re met with the brilliance of melon and lemon with the seductiveness of figs and toffee. The taste begins with a well-balanced mix of dry fruits and citrus with the depth of vanilla, spice, and cloves. And then, the glorious finish brings about absolute harmony, long with a sweetness that goes hand-in-hand with the dry tannins from the cask wood.

World Whiskies Awards named it World Best Irish Single Malt. Perhaps it’s time you tried this symphony of old and new Irish flavors in Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

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