Teeling launches ‘world’s oldest Irish single malt’By Nicola Carruthers
Teeling Whiskey Company is set to release a 34-year-old whiskey in the US – thought to be the oldest Irish single malt in the world.
First distilled in 1983, the expression is aged in ex-American oak Bourbon barrels and bottled at 40.9% abv.
The single malt is described as having a “complex floral nose” with “deep layered flavours” as a result of its lengthy maturation.
Bacardi moved into Irish whiskey with the purchase of a minority stake in The Teeling Whiskey Company in June last year. The brand is distributed in the US through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits as a result of the deal.
Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, commented: “We are extremely proud to be able to release some of the oldest ever bottlings of Irish single malt in partnership with Bacardi in the US, which is now the largest market in the world for Irish whiskey.
“This bottling is reflective of our goal to help drive diversity in Irish whiskey by introducing interesting and unique super-premium bottlings. There is nothing else like this 34 Year Old Irish Single Malt on the market and represent a rare piece of Irish whiskey history in each bottle.”
Limited to 38 bottles, Teeling 34 Year Old has a suggested retail price of US$5,000. It will be available in the US from 1 March.