Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin commencing a 230 year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family. From Walter Teeling to the latest generation of Teelings in Jack and Stephen who are carrying on the family’s legacy and forging a bright new future for distilling in Dublin and for Irish whiskey. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and will bring the craft of distilling back into the very heart of Dublin city centre. Our new distillery is right back where we started in 1782 and only a stones throw away from where Walter Teelings old distillery was. Located in an ancient market square called Newmarket, an area long associated with brewing and distilling, our new distillery is a three copper pot still operation reviving the traditional style of Dublin whiskey distillation. Our philosophy is that while we are respectful to the rich provenance and heritage of Irish whiskey.
The color, a hefty, full-bodied gold, is suggestive that enhanced character. The nose shows malty with mellow wood and toffee, plus a touch of sea spray. The flavor is a 2nd Act with most of the same characters, but turns them upside down and adds some new faces. It’s still woody and malty, but the toffee drops farther back, and instead of a crisp saltiness the whiskey comes on late with a dash of white pepper. The finish is long, mellow, and warmly joyful, with a light, peppery afterglow and a toffee aftertaste. Even though that pepper note is tight and spicy, it doesn’t turn the whiskey away from being a mellow, pleasant companion.