The Teeling Whisky Company was founded by Jack Teeling, the son of John Teeling, who founded the Cooley distillery in 1987. The company’s philosophy is to “challenge the norm by creating alternative Irish whiskeys with greater depth of personality and character than the current mass-market options…from a non-aged Irish Whiskey spirit …to our range of very old hand selected casks of Single Malts and all in between”. This single grain is unusual enough as it is, but this is the only one we know of that is matured in Californian red wine barrels, giving it a distinctly red fruits theme.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sugary sweet. Light. Walnuts. Oaky and citrussy.
Palate: Very light and sweet at first, then oaky, becoming ever drier and more peppery before a raspberry theme at the finish.
Retails for around £35-45