Teeling The Revival 15 Year Single Malt (Volume I)
Teeling // Ireland
In June 2014, brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling opened Dublin's first distillery in over 125 years. To commemorate their opening and "The Revival" of whiskey distilling in Dublin, Teeling Whiskey Company released this limited edition, 15-year Irish single malt. Non-chill-filtered, this was distilled in 1999 and matured exclusively in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. It's the first release of the Teeling Vintage Collection that will include a future release of a 24-year and 33-year Irish single malt. Production was limited to 10,000 bottles. (Note: This is not currently available in the US.)
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Caribbean Rum barrels
"The citrus and orchard fruits emit from the glass from a distance. As you get into tasting it, those fruit flavors move into tropical fruits notes like mango and papaya. This all said, the whiskey isn't terribly sweet, but rather is on the tart side. The toasty wood spices mingle really well with the fruit and something nearing a flavor of fresh butter. Spend some time with this one because it's going to stay with you, like it or not. (Spoiler alert--you're gonna like it)."