Teeling bottles 18YO Renaissance whiskeyBy Owen Bellwood
Irish whiskey producer Teeling has extended its Renaissance series with an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Muscat wine casks.
Launched in 2019, the Renaissance series was designed to celebrate the ‘true global renaissance’ of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey. The series has so far included whiskeys finished in ex-Australian Shiraz wine casks and Madeira casks.
The third whiskey in the range is an 18-year-old single malt that was aged initially in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in ex-Muscat wine casks. The process was said to impart ‘distinct tropical fruit notes with fresh citrus and a touch of mint’.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “We are delighted to launch the third release of our very popular and award-winning Renaissance Series of aged single malts. These releases are a celebratory bottling series to mark the true renaissance of Dublin as the epicentre for world-class city-based whiskey distillation.
“As the leader of the new wave of Dublin whiskey distillers, we look forward to contributing to and helping the continued renaissance of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey. With our Dublin-distilled Irish whiskey now being exported around the world we are witnessing a new dawn which is perfectly encapsulated in our Renaissance bottlings.”
Limited to 9,000 bottles globally, Renaissance Series Three has been bottled at 46% ABV with no chill filtration.
The Irish whiskey is priced at €140 (US$170) per 700ml bottle, which is presented in a gift box.
The 18-year-old single malt will be available in Ireland at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, Irishmalts.com and premium independent Irish retailers.
Teeling will also launch the whiskey in key international markets such as Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy and select Asian markets.