Teeling single pot still whiskey breaks auction recordBy Nicola Carruthers
Teeling Distillery’s first single pot still Irish whiskey has broken the record for the most expensive whisk(e)y from a new distillery after fetching £10,000 (US$12,992) at auction.
The first 100 bottles of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still were sold online via Whisky Auctioneer. All profits raised from the auction, which ended on 10 September, will be donated to charitable causes in Dublin’s Liberties.
The first bottle of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still broke the previous world record of £7,900 recently set by Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery.
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.
It is the first release of whiskey distilled at Teeling’s Dublin site and also marks the first time an Irish whiskey distillery auctioned off its first ever bottling.
The expression will soon be followed by the commercial release of the new Teeling Single Pot Still, with Batch 1 consisting of 6,000 bottles set for 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.”