Teeling starts Renaissance range with 18yo single malt

30th September, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Teeling Whiskey Distillery has unveiled a new range of Irish whiskeys following the success of the producer’s Revival Commemorative Series, called Renaissance.

The first expression in the Teeling Renaissance range is an 18-year-old Irish whiskey

Renaissance will commence with the launch of a single malt that has been matured for 18 years in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in Madeira casks.

Bottled at 46% ABV, the limited edition whiskey will be available to purchase from 2020 priced at RRP £125 (€140/US$150).

Stephen Teeling, co-owner and marketing director at Teeling Whiskey, said: “The new range marks five years down the line. Five years ago we were at a stage where it was the revival of Irish whiskey and now we’re at a stage of the renaissance.”

Furthermore, Teeling said it has had “so much success”with its 24-year-old single malt, which was awarded ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards earlier this year, that it is planning to launch a 28-year-old iteration of the same liquid in 2020.

The whiskey has been matured in a mix of ex-Bourbon and Sauternes casks.

“We’ve had so much success with the 24-year-old, which has now matured to the age of 28 years old,” Teeling said.

“It’s phenomenal liquid and we’re very excited to launch the 28-year-old, which has been aged an extra four years, in 2020.”

Teeling moved its UK distribution to Maverick Drinks at the start of 2019. The company has since secured three national listings with Waitrose, Tesco and Asda supermarkets.

The Irish whiskey maker launched the first commercial expression made at its Dublin-based distillery in the UK at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show this weekend: Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Only 600 bottles will be available in the UK, and a US launch is being prepared for December.

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