Teeling 14 Year Old - The Revival Volume III (70cl, 46%)
To celebrate the re-introduction of whiskey distillation to Dublin, Teeling Whiskey produced a number of these commemorative bottlings. Released in 2017, this 14 year old was the third instalment in The Revival series. It has been finished in Pineau des Charentes barrels, a French grape juice wine, fortified with Cognac eau-de-vie.
The Teeling Whiskey company was established in 2012 by Jack Teeling, the former proprietor of Cooley distillery in Co. Louth in the north east of Ireland. When Cooley was sold to Beam Suntory in 2011, part of the deal saw Jack acquire 16,000 casks of its aged stock, which he and his brother Stephen (who joined later, began to bottle under the Teeling brand name. Cooley distillery was opened in 1987 after it was converted from a potato alcohol plant, and now operates two pot and three column stills, generally double distilling as opposed the more familiar triple distillation that most Irish producers favour. Teeling opened their own distillery in 2015, bottling its first single pot still output in 2018, launched exclusively here through Whisky Auctioneer. These releases bottled using whiskey produced by the family at their former Cooley distillery built a solid reputation for the brand in its intervening years, and those produced since are no less praised.