Teeling Celebratory Single Pot Still Whiskey / Bottle #092
The Teeling Whiskey Company was established in 2012, with the goal of re-establishing the Teeling family name at the forefront of Irish whiskey where it had first appeared in 1782, and to return the art of craft distilling to the nation's historic capital of Dublin. The Teeling distillery opened in 2015, the city's first new facility in over 125 years, and the first to distill whiskey since the closure of the famous Jameson's Bow Street and Power's John's Lane in the 1970s.
Now, the dream has been realised, and Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to bring to market the first Dublin whiskey in over 40 years, the Teeling Celebratory Pot Still. As with Scotch, there is a long 3 year wait while a new make spirit matures in cask to become whiskey, but Teeling have been far from quiet in this intervening period. The family were already well established in the Irish whiskey industry, having opened the acclaimed Cooley distillery in County Louth in 1987. It was when this first distillery was sold in 2012 that the Teeling Whiskey Company story began. Straight away, they set about bottling the whiskey they had produced at Cooley under their new banner, and many of these bottles have become globally renowned. The company has won over 175 international awards for the quality of its whiskey, which is now exported to over 60 different markets. Despite this however, the goal was always to provide these markets with the fruits of their landmark new Dublin distillery, and now the wait is finally over.
The Teeling Celebratory Pot Still, the first whiskey to run from a Dublin still and into a bottle, has had a journey worthy of its name. The recipe is a combination of 50% malted, and 50% un-malted barley, a uniquely Irish mashbill, made famous by the Dublin distillers who's footsteps the Teeling distillery now lovingly follow in. It was distilled in 2015 and aged fully for three years in a high quality ex-Muscat barrel.
Today, Whisky Auctioneer is proud to bring you the first 100 bottles of what is more than just an incredible product, but an important moment in Irish whiskey history, and the beginning of what we believe will be fascinating story for many years to come. This auction represents a rejuvenation for Dublin in more ways than one, with all of the distillery's profits from the sale of these bottles being donated to local charitable causes in its surrounding Liberties area.