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Distilled Spirits: Teeling Whiskey The Spirit of Dublin A Craft Revival

TEELING STORY

Whiskey making and entrepreneurship has been in the Teeling genes as far back as 1782, when Walter Teeling set up a small craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8. Right back in the heart of the Liberties district of Dublin city, Jack and Stephen Teeling, the latest generation of whiskey makers, set up the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012. In March 2015 they opened the Teeling Whiskey Distillery the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and just a stone’s throw from their ancestral distillery, right in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the historic distilling district of the city.

With one eye on the past, but looking to the future, we’re the new generation of Dublin distillers. We approach our craft with a respect for generations passed but with the confidence to forge the next chapter of Irish and Dublin whiskey.

IRISH WHISKEY

Brought to the brink of near extinction, Irish whiskey refused to back down. Now a new generation of whiskey drinkers are discovering, enjoying and embracing the liquid that once conquered the world.

Since 1990, Irish whiskey has been the fastest growing premium spirit globally – truly a new Golden Era has begun.
With renewed interest in Irish whiskey at home and abroad, we are seeing the revival of hand-crafted, flavoursome and unique whiskeys, the kind we were once famous for. This era has begun to be defined by small, craft producers, and Teeling are proud to be leading the way, with innovation and liquid excellence at the core of everything we do.

Irish whiskey has experienced dynamic growth for over twenty years yet still only commands 5% of the global market and the industry is expected to double over the next 10 years meaning this new Golden Era is just beginning.

DUBLIN WHISKEY

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Irish whiskey ruled the world, and Dublin whiskey was king. The seal of Dublin on your bottle meant quality and craft – Dublin meant distilleries – lots of them. From the early artisan producers on the outskirts of the city grew the great titans of the distilling industry – known for their superior quality and character, the bold and unique Spirit of Dublin flowed from the 3 corners of the Golden Triangle to the 4 corners of the world.

As the 20th century dawned, a perfect storm loomed. A reluctance to move with new production techniques left Dublin distillers in the wake of the Scottish, and coupled with a war of independence at home and prohibition in the United States, the Irish whiskey industry was brought to its knees. The copper pot stills of the Golden Triangle fell cold. On the wind that once carried the unmistakeable scent of barley, silence hung. The last distillery of the first golden era of Dublin Whiskey, in 1976, ran dry.

Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin commencing a 230 year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family. From Walter Teeling to the latest generation of Teelings in Jack and Stephen who are carrying on the family’s legacy and forging a bright new future for distilling in Dublin and for Irish whiskey.

DRINKGOOD REVIEW: TEELING 15YO REVIVAL IV BOTTLING NOTE

The fourth release in Teeling’s Revival series (celebrating the opening of Teeling’s distillery in Dublin) has enjoyed a rather intriguing finishing period. After ageing in ex-bourbon barrels, this single malt whiskey was filled into Muscat Port barrels for over 12 months. Very cool stuff, with plenty of chocolate and berry notes coming through clearly from the finish. A release of 10,000 bottles.

TASTING NOTES

Nose: Fresh orange and mango, with a hint of mint chocolate and fried banana developing.

Palate: Blueberries and raspberries with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Toasted barley and ground nutmeg.

Finish: A simmering selection of cooking spices and stewed orchard fruits. #drinkgood #teelingwhiskey

 

FOR ALL ENQUIRIES

By phone:
+353 1 5310888
By email:
reservations@teelingwhiskey.com
Teeling Whiskey Distillery
13-17 Newmarket
Dublin 8

www.teelingwhiskey.com

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