Teeling Whiskey, has today announced the launch of their first peated Irish single malt whiskey expression.
Teeling Blackpitts (46% ABV) has been triple distilled and matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sauternes white wine casks.
Teeling Blackpitts, takes its name from the old ancient Blackpitts area behind the distillery, in the old Liberties area of Dublin City.
Blackpitts was traditionally home to some of the largest barley malting houses in Ireland. By using smoke from peat to dry the barley during the malting process, the resulting peated malt produces a distinctive smoky taste profile, which is the signature of a Peated Single Malt.
Commenting on the news, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “When we re-established Teeling Whiskey in 2012 our goal was to be the leader in driving the choice and expressions of Irish whiskey as well as to revive distilling in the city of Dublin. With our new Blackpitts Peated Single Malt we manage to achieve both.”
He went onto say: “The combination of the age-old malting process of using smoke from peat to dry the malted barley combined with the triple distillation in our Dublin distillery, produces a very unique Teeling Whiskey. While this style of whiskey is not for everyone, the whiskey drinkers who enjoy this unique smoky character really do seek it out and it is only right that there is a Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey available to cater for this interest. Rooted in history but encapsulating a true modern approach, our new Blackpitts is truly unconventional Irish whiskey at its finest.”
Teeling Blackpitts, will be available later this month directly from the distillery and specialist retailers, for a RRP of €60.00.