Teeling has debuted its first expression of peated single malt, Blackpitts. The new offering has been created by using barley that has been dried over smoke created by burning peat or turf, and is one of very few peated single malt Whiskeys available in Ireland.
Inspired by the ancient Blackpitts area that sits behind the brand’s new distillery in Newmarket in the old Liberties area of Dublin, which was synonymous with malting houses, Teeling Blackpitts offers a distinctive smoky taste profile. The Whiskey is triple distilled, “allowing for a more barbeque smoke characteristic to shine.” From there, it matures in both ex-Bourbon and ex-Sauternes white wine casks, and is then bottled at 46% ABV.
“When we re-established Teeling Whiskey in 2012 our goal was to be the leader in driving the choice and expressions of Irish whiskey as well as to revive distilling in the city of Dublin,” commented Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey. “With our new Blackpitts Peated Single Malt we manage to achieve both.
“The combination of the age-old malting process of using smoke from peat to dry the malted barley combined with the triple distillation in our Dublin distillery, produces a very unique Teeling Whiskey. While this style of whiskey is not for everyone, the whiskey drinkers who enjoy this unique smoky character really do seek it out and it is only right that there is a Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey available to cater for this interest. Rooted in history but encapsulating a true modern approach, our new Blackpitts is truly unconventional Irish whiskey at its finest.”
Bottled in a traditional dark green bottle, the new Whiskey from the iconic Dublin distillery features a distinctive screen printing design and metallic label and tin.
Priced at €60 ($71 USD) per 70cl bottle, Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt will be available in Ireland at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin 8, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, and premium independent Irish off licences as well as being rolled out to Teeling Whiskey distribution partners in over 70 export markets.