Teeling Irish Whiskey is a blend of old and new. With a family history of distilling whiskey that dates back to 1782 in Dublin, the Teelings were born to make whiskey -- and they set out to do just that. In 2015 they revived the family trademark and opened the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years. The distillery is steeped in tradition but produces whiskey for the modern-day drinker.
With the opening of Teeling Distillery, founder Jack Teeling sought to evolve the taste of Irish whiskey. “You have to be functionally different,” he said, about distinguishing Teeling Whiskey from other Irish whiskies. Here's a little more from the man himself on the whiskey that comes from the modern-day traditional distillery:
In the short time that the distillery has been in operation, Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey has already made a name for itself: It already boasts a Double Gold from the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition and a Gold medal from the Irish Whiskey Masters. This small batch spirit has aromas of vanilla and spice with a smooth palate that shows off the rum casks in which it ages.
While the whiskey inside tells the tale of a new age Irish spirit, the bottle is an homage to the tradition whence it came. The bottle itself -- the shape and the glass -- is reminiscent of bottles from earlier days, and the phoenix rising from the potstill symbolizes a rebirth of distilleries in Dublin. Every bottle has a bottling date and a Jack Teeling's signature--he signs off on every batch before it makes it out of the distillery.
Try Teeling Irish Whiskey this St. Patrick's Day for a new-yet-still-classic way to celebrate the Emerald Isle.