Teeling Whiskey has announced the launch of its first release in the Wonders of Wood Series of Single Pot Still, limited edition bottlings, the Teeling Single Pot Still aged in Chinkapin Oak Whiskey.
The first edition of the Wonders of Wood bottling consists of 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley, triple distilled at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin and then aged in virgin Chinkapin American White Oak barrels. Chinkapin oak is native to Eastern and Central North America and features a wide wood grain that is similar in composition to Chestnut Oak. When used for the maturation of Irish whiskey it produces a distinctive gingerbread spice and banana bread sweetness that is not traditionally found in Irish whiskey, according to the company.
Teeling Whiskey has also announced that they will work with the Tree Council of Ireland on the reforestation of woodland. This Spring, they will be planting an acre of exclusively native Irish trees in the Glencree region of County Wicklow just outside of Dublin.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey comments, “Wood is an amazing, sustainable and environmentally friendly material that plays a huge role in developing the flavour and character of a whiskey as it matures. We are truly in wonder of the role wood has had in crafting our Teeling Whiskeys, as well as its impact on the wider environment.
As such, while it was important to ensure each release of our new WOW series lives up to our world-class reputation and to help us expand the growing premium Single Pot Still category of Irish whiskeys, we also wanted to ensure we gave something back to our local environment. As such, we were delighted when the Tree Council of Ireland partnered with us to allow us to do our part in helping the replanting of our native Irish forests.”
Teeling Single Pot Still is bottled at 100 proof. The suggested retail price is $99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This follows the release of the Teeling 30-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.