The Irish Whiskey Awards started in 2013 and the event has gone on to be one of the biggest celebrations of Irish whiskey in the world. This year the Awards were held in Old Jameson Distillery and honoured the very best of Irish whiskey, which is continuing to blaze a trail on the international spirits market. Voting duties were carried out by members of the Celtic Whiskey Club, the Irish Whiskey Society and for the first time by the Cork Whiskey Society. All submitted entries were subjected to a series of blind tastings held over several sessions, the results of which determined the winner of each awards category as well as the overall winner.
Teeling Whiskey Revival Vol IV was initially honoured with the category award for best Irish Single Malt over 13 Years Old and subsequently emerged victorious to claim the overall prize of Irish Whiskey of the Year for its unique quality. This is the fourth release in the multi-award winning Revival range of Teeling Whiskey and consists of 15 Year Old Irish Single Malt that was finished in Muscat Port barrels.
The Revival series was initially released to celebrate the opening of the new Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket in 2015 and has continued to be released in bi-annual unique bottlings of 10,000 bottles. The fifth and final Revival will be released next year ahead of Teeling Whiskey’s own Single Pot Still distilled in Dublin coming of age.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey commented, “We have won over 115 International Awards over the last few years but this is truly the greatest honour. To be judged by the most knowledgeable Irish whiskey connoisseurs in the world to have produced the best Irish whiskey in 2017 justifies all the time and effort we put into crafting our whiskeys. Irish whiskey as an industry is evolving with new producers and a growing thirst by Irish whiskey drinkers to discover new expressions. In light of this increase competition picking up this award means even more”.
Teeling Whiskey Revival Vol IV is limited to 10,000 bottles and goes on sale in November with a RRP of €120.00. The product will be available in Ireland through the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Dublin 8, Dublin Airport, the Celtic Whiskey Stop and all good independent off licences and will then be rolled out to international markets such as the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Italy.
ABOUT THE TEELING WHISKEY REVIVIAL SERIESLaunched in 2015 the Teeling Whiskey Revival is a commemorative bottling initially released to mark the opening of their new distillery in Dublin. Each release consists of aged Single Malt that have unique cask maturation and bottled at 46%. Each bottling is limited to 10,000 bottles and comes in a high end decanter style packaging. Released every six months the series will consist of 5 unique bottlings and will be retired in 2018 when the Teeling Whiskey distilled in 2015 comes of age and can legally be sold as Irish whiskey distilled in their new Dublin distillery.
ABOUT REVIVAL VOL IV Teeling Whiskey Revival Vol IV consists of 15 Year Old Single Malt that was aged initially in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished for over 12 months in unique Muscat Port barrels that impart a very distinct hints of citrus, rose petal and ripe peach. The resulting Single Malt is then bottled at 46% with no chill filtration a signature of all Teeling Whiskeys.
REVIVAL VOL IV TASTING NOTES
NOSE: Subtle floral notes, aroma of peach, pineapple, and satsuma mandarin
TASTE: Ripe fruits and spices, with and hint of vanilla and cream
FINISH: Dry finish with tannins and lingering wood
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