Teeling has unveiled the second edition of its Wonder of Wood Single Pot Still whiskey. The series looks to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey by utilizing unique styles of wood for the maturation of its Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey. The brand launched the first edition in the series in March 2022.
The second edition of the Wonders of Wood bottlings consists of Single Pot Still crafted from a recipe of 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley, which has been triple distilled in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin and then matured in virgin Portuguese oak barrels. Portuguese oak has a higher tannin content than other oak variants normally used in the whiskey industry. When used for maturation it produces a distinct savory marmalade flavor with warming hints of tobacco and pepper.
Each bottle in the Wonders of Wood series purchased will facilitate the distillery to work with the Tree Council of Ireland in the reforestation of a designated area of woodland with exclusively native Irish trees. The first release allowed for an acre of native oak trees to be planted in the Glencree region of County Wicklow just outside of Dublin. The second release will allow for a second acre to be planted this time in County Dublin, again in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland.
“Wood is an amazing, sustainable and environmentally friendly material that plays a huge role in developing the flavor and character of a whiskey as it matures,” said Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey. “We are truly in wonder of the role wood has in crafting our Teeling Whiskeys as well as its impact on the wider environment, so as part of our new series we wanted to do our part in helping the replanting of our native Irish forests.
Single Pot Still is uniquely Irish and is perhaps the fastest growing style of Irish whiskey in the world. Teeling Whiskey is very proud to be at the forefront of expanding the offering within this unique category of Irish whiskey and helping it evolve through world class releases such as our Wonders of Wood series.”
Bottled at 50% ABV in an embossed Teeling Whiskey bottle, the Teeling Wonder of Wood Single Pot Still Second Edition is priced at $100 USD.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In April, Teeling unveiled its latest Distillery Exclusive, the Red Wine Chestnut cask whiskey.