Since making it’s way down under just over a year ago, Teeling Whiskey has become the fastest growing Irish whiskey brand in the country.
Shooting into the spotlight after winning multiple world-class awards, young independent producers Jack and Stephen Teeling have expanded their portfolio to introduce their most impressive varieties yet.
This March, Teeling is launching the Teeling Revival Volume II 13 Year Old Single Malt just in time to say sláinte to the Emerald Isle. The Revival II is a limited edition commemorative Single Malt which has been exclusively produced to mark the one-year anniversary of the Teeling Whiskey distillery in Dublin. Ireland’s leading independent whiskey company is also releasing the multi-award winning Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt, which sits in the Teeling’s World’s Rarest Irish Single Malt Collection, alongside the other new release, the 33 Year Old, believed to be the world’s oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released.
Teeling’s new whiskey varieties will be available in Australia from early March at Dan Murphy’s and selected independent retailers, bars and special St Patrick’s Day events in Melbourne and Sydney.
Teeling events in Sydney and Melbourne
St Patrick’s Day Eve Party
When: 7pm, Thursday 16 March
Where: Bar 1806, 169 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
What: An evening of appreciation for Teeling Whiskey with cocktails on arrival, sharing boards and canapes, and a tasting of four Teeling whiskies including a new limited edition
Tickets: $60 per person. Bookings essential via http://www.1806.com.au/activity/st-patricks-day/
St Patrick’s Day Party
When: 5pm – 5am, Friday 17 March
Where: Loch and Key, Upstairs at 34 Franklin Street, Melbourne
What: A party filled with Teeling Whiskey drink specials, cocktails, shots and boilermakers, with a savvy Irish inspired menu and live Irish music including a performance from The Ramshackle Army. There will be prizes for best dressed and competition winners for those looking to get in the festive spirit of St Patrick’s Day, and generally all round great craic throughout the night.
Tickets: Free entry
Irish Whiskey Fair 2017
When: 3:00pm-7:30pm, Wednesday 13 March
Where: The Wild Rover, 75 Campbell Street, Surry Hills
What: The Teeling Whiskey portfolio will be showcased as part of the inaugural Irish Whiskey Fair, where guests can sample the finest in Irish Whiskey to get in the St Patrick’s Day spirit.
Tickets: Tickets start at $20 and can be booked via: https://www.thewhiskeycoop.com/events/irish-whiskey-fair-2017
A Taste of Ireland
When: 6pm, Wednesday 15 March
Where: City Tattersalls, 194-204 Pitt Street, Sydney
What: Taste your way around the Emerald Isle in an evening of Teeling Whiskey appreciation where guests will sample a selection of Teeling Whiskeys paired with Irish themed canapes.
Tickets: Tickets are $25 and include tasting four whiskies, bookings via https://citytatts.com.au/event/taste-of-ireland/
Year on year, Teeling has taken out prestigious awards for their craft whiskey products with over 100 international awards collected since bottling their first batch four years ago. Most recently at the World Whiskies Awards in London, the independent distillery took home awards for the World’s Best Irish Single Grain and the World’s Best Irish Single Malt across three different age classes.
Teeling Whiskey is uniquely fresh and rich in history, the family company dating back to when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in the heart of Dublin in 1782, when Irish whiskey was the world’s most popular spirit, and continued until Irish Whiskey declined in the 1900’s, forcing the doors to the distillery to be closed in 1976.
In the last few years Irish whiskey has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity worldwide, and is currently the fastest growing spirit category in the world. This revival sparked the interest of brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling who decided to restore their family tradition. They opened the doors to a new distillery in 2015, just a short distance from the original Marrowbone Lane location, which is now the only operating Dublin distillery and an award winning tourist attraction.
The modern-day Teeling philosophy is focused on quality over quantity, with the small batch, hand-crafted production process incorporating traditional methods with innovative thinking. This results in a portfolio of Irish Whiskies that are enjoyed in over 50 countries around the globe. The Australian market has been particularly passionate about Teeling, having experienced 81% year on year growth for the brand in 2016.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled by the tremendous growth we’ve experienced in Australia over the last year, not just within the Irish whiskey category, but across the market as a whole,” says Stephen Teeling. “We can’t wait to introduce what we see as our most interesting whiskeys yet to the Australian market.”
Teeling’s Asia-Pacific Brand Ambassador and Dublin native, Martin Lynch has driven the brand growth amongst Australian retailers and bars.
“The last year has been immense for Teeling in the Australian market. It’s been very exciting to see Australia’s increasing interest in Teeling and Irish whiskey…we’ve certainly got a lot to celebrate this St Patrick’s Day!” says Martin Lynch.
The Teeling range lends itself well to mixology, which has seen many of the country’s top cocktail establishments create unique concoctions with diverse flavor combinations. Teeling has also released the official Teeling Whiskey Cocktail Companion, with 13 recipes created at some of the world’s top bars.
The Love Shack was created at New York’s The Dead Rabbit (selected as the number one in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2016).
“The Love Shack is my riff on a traditional whiskey fizz using the complex but nuanced Teeling Small Batch. This is a delicate, citrusy fizz that showcases this beautiful example of blended Irish whiskey,” says The Dead Rabbit bartender Gregory Buda.
Breakfast in Dublin, created by Huw Griffiths at Union Electric Bar in Melbourne, is the perfect way to start your St Patrick’s Day. The cocktail takes the Teeling Small Batch and combines it with gin, lemon juice, peach bitters, orange marmalade and is finished with a dry sparkling cider in a champagne flute. The light summery cocktail is the perfect match for brunch.
Whether enjoyed neat, with a splash of water or mixed into one of Teeling’s creative cocktails, patrons will be pushing aside their pints in favour of this prestigious Irish whiskey on St Patrick’s Day 2017.
“Teeling is on track to become one of the golden lights of the Irish whiskey scene”
– Luke McCarthy, Executive Style
“In the glass, the whiskey has that straw yellow color that be speaks of Irish whiskey charater. The nose is something like an apple pie with rum thrown in for seasoning: sweet, fruity, lightly spicy. A tinge of piney wood imparts a crisp, bracing aspect to the scent.”
‐ Richard Thomas, The Whiskey Reviewer
“And so, the small batch Teeling was delicious in all the ways that Irish whiskey can be. It’s slightly stronger bite will probably make it more respectable with the tough‐guy crowd, but with only a splash of seltzer it opens up into a sweet embrace of your whole mouth. It made me feel like I felt that first night in Dublin”
‐ Matthew Rohrer, The Wall Street Journal
World Drinks Awards for Teeling Whiskey
Teeling Whiskey 24 Year Old Single Malt
Best Irish Single Malt Whisky – 2017
Teeling Whiskey Single Grain
Best Irish Grain Whisky – 2017
Teeling Whiskey The Revival Volume II– 13 Year Old Single Malt
Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey 13 to 20 Years – 2017
Teeling Whiskey Single Malt
Irish Single Malt Whisky No Age Statement – 2017
Teeling Whiskey The Revival – 15 Year Old Single Malt
Irish Single Malt Whiskey 13 to 20 Years – 2016
Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Blend
Double Gold, Best Blended Irish, San Francisco W&S Competition, 2015;
Teeling Whiskey Vintage Reserve 21 Years Old
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Best Irish Single Malt 21 Years and Over – 2015