Whiskey of the Week – Teeling Small Batch
There’s more to Irish whiskey than Jameson, Bushmill’s and Power’s. Craft distilleries in Ireland are producing unique whiskey, using traditional methods with a twist.
This week’s gold medal whiskey is blended from casks hand selected by the master distiller and then aged in ex-rum barrels, different from the more common sherry or bourbon casks used for finishing. The result – a highly malted creamy whiskey balanced out by spicy notes from the rum cask aging.
And at 92 proof it’s that little extra to keep you warm at night!
Teeling Distillery was originally founded in 1782 by Walter Teeling in the Liberties area of Dublin, otherwise known as the “Golden Triangle” due to the overwhelming number of distilleries within a one mile radius. During the 1800’s Dublin whiskey was world-renowned for it’s smooth and unique character, but fell on hard times and eventually the last distillery in Dublin closed in 1976.
Since then Teeling’s has returned to Dublin, in an old market square known as Newmarket, just a stone’s throw away from the original distillery location. The distillery will be open soon for tours.
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