Teeling expands ‘rarest’ Irish single malt series

4th November, 2016 by Annie Hayes

Teeling Whiskey Company has released 24-year-old and 33-year-old single malts as part of its Vintage Reserve Collection, the latter containing “some of the oldest Irish single malts ever bottled”.

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Telling has expanded its Vintage Reserve Collection with 22- and 33-year-old single malts

First distilled in 1991, Teeling 24 Year Old has experienced dual maturation –  first in former Bourbon barrels, then Sauterne wine casks – boasting an “extra depth” of fruit flavours.

The flavour is complimented by “a hint of smoke” derived from a small portion of Peated malt included as part of the original ingredients used in production. The expression is limited to just 5,000 decanter bottles.

The 33-year-old release is “the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released”, according to Teeling, and crafted from some of the oldest Irish Single Malt ever bottled.

Distilled in 1983, the liquid has been aged exclusively in two ex-Bourbon barrels which produced only 275 bottles at a cask strength of 42.9%.

The offering is said to have a “complex floral nose”, “deep layered flavours” and a long finish “without being over-oaked”.

To celebrate the historic release, Teeling has also created a commemorative booklet documenting the brand’s story and affiliation with the Irish whiskey industry.

Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to release some of the oldest ever bottlings of Irish single malt with our Vintage Reserve Collection.

“These offerings are central to our goal to help drive diversity in Irish whiskey by introducing interesting and unique small batch bottlings.

“There is nothing else like these Irish single malts on the market and represent a rare piece of Irish whiskey history in each bottle.”

Teeling 24 and 33 Year Old Single Malt are available initially in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Celtic Whiskey Shop and Dublin Airport in Ireland retailing for €300 for the 24 Year Old and €3,500 for the 33 Year Old.

The expressions will be rolled out to the Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course.

 

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