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Teeling releases Brabazon Bottling series

Teeling Whiskey has released the first in its new series of limited edition single malts, entitled the Brabazon Bottling.

In 2015, a new generation of Teelings returned to their roots in the Liberties area of Dublin City and specifically Newmarket. There is another family synonymous with this specific area of the city – the Brabazons. From the 16-19 century the Brabazon family presided over this area of the Liberties and it was William Brabazon, the third Earl of Meath, who was granted the right to establish the great trading square at Newmarket.

This was the original industrial suburb of Dublin, with an extensive tradition of brewing, distilling, tanning, weaving and trade in agricultural produce. The mercantile character of the area attracted generations of tradesmen including Walter Teeling who in 1782 set up the original Teeling Distillery in nearby Marrowbone Lane.

Teeling Whiskey claims that the new series is focused on creating a full flavoured experience that pays homage to the unique and distinct role that fortified wines can have on the taste of Irish whiskey.

This first release in the Brabazon Bottling series focuses on the maturation effect of ex-sherry casks on the character and flavour of Irish single malt. Teeling claims that by choosing a complementary range of vintages, sizes and styles of sherry cask matured single malt whiskey, the Brabazon Series No 1 captures all the layers and aspects of flavour sherry casks can impart. The Brabazon Bottlings are bottled at 49.5% with no chill filtration. Series No 1 is limited to 12,500 bottles and is presented in a premium distinctive embossed and debossed Teeling whiskey bottle.

Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, comments: “Our new Irish single malt brings together two famous Dublin family names – the Teelings and the Brabazons. By making reference to the historical Brabazon name, we are telling the story of why our family first came to the Liberties area of Dublin. But more importantly we are telling the story of why we are here now.

Our aim with the whiskey was to create a full bodied tasting experience for people who enjoy the added complexity and taste sherry casks impart, and at the same time continuing our goal to expand the spectrum of flavours available from premium Irish whiskeys.”

Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 1 will be available in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Celtic Whiskey Shop and Dublin Airport and independent retailers within Ireland, retailing for €78 per 70cl. The Brabazon Bottling Series 1 will also be rolled out to the Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course.

12 May 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor