Teeling Whiskey is releasing a special Distillery Exclusive bottling this St Patrick’s Day, focusing on the unique impact Irish Virgin Oak has on its Small Batch Teeling Whiskey. Traditionally, American or French Oak casks previously used in spirit or wine manufacturing are used in the aging of Irish Whiskey. The use of Virgin Irish Oak for this special bottling creates a distinctively different rich cream and honey taste experience.
This release follows on from the unique range of earlier bottlings of Teeling Whiskey Distillery Exclusive, which have all focused on unique wood types including Chestnut Casks, Hungarian Virgin Oak and Chinkapin American White Oak. Like all previous releases, this is being sold exclusively through the Teeling Whiskey Distillery.
On the nose, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery Exclusive Irish Virgin Oak offers fresh coffee & sweet cacao intermingled with citrus peel and leather with a slight floral background. The palate delivers big hits of vanilla and caramel texture, along with warming oak spice. The finish is described as “Prolonged” with “dominated by black peppercorns and clove giving way to oak tannins and a background of vanilla sweetness.”
“St. Patrick’s Day normally marks the start of the traditional visitor season to Dublin and the Teeling Whiskey Distillery,” commented Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey. “Given the unique challenges of 2021 we wanted to do something that would allow people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a very unique bottle of our Distillery Exclusive whiskey.
“For our national holiday, we specifically chose Teeling Whiskey aged in Virgin Irish Oak barrels to celebrate all things Irish and the unique influence Irish Oak has imparted on our whiskey.”
The Teeling Whiskey St Patrick’s Day Irish Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive was bottled at 46% with no chill filtration. Like all Teeling Whiskeys, it is now available to buy online through the Distillery web shop and will be available to buy in the distillery when permitted to re-open at €60 per 70cl bottle in gift tin canister.
In February, Teeling unveiled the third bottling in its Renaissance series, a collection of limited edition unique Irish Single Malts.