With the release of its fourth Brabazon bottling, Teeling Whiskey has wrapped up its award-winning series
. Named the Brabazon Bottling Series 4, the release continues to explore the brand’s dedication to creating new and interesting expressions in the underdeveloped Irish single malt category.
Through creating the Brabazon Bottling Single Malt Series, Teeling has brought forth a taste experience that pays homage to the unique role that fortified wines can play on the profile of Irish whiskey.
This fourth and final expression in the series celebrates what can come of the integration of old and new, sourcing barrels used in the historical style of Portuguese Port. Produced just outside of Lisbon, Carcavelos is a type of fortified wine that dates back to the 18th century; now only 25 acres remain where Carcavelos is produced on an artisanal scale.
The rare Port barrels were filled with single malt which was distilled in 2007 and left for over two years to impart the full range of flavour and character on the whiskey. The resulting whiskey is 13 years old, limited to 10,000 bottles and bottled at 49.5% ABV.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, commented: “Our aim with our Brabazon Bottling Series is to create full bodied tasting experiences for people who enjoy the added complexity and taste that fortified wine maturation imparts. We now complete the Series with our final bottling, this time using barrels previously used for a rare White Port, which produces a very unique expression of Teeling and Irish whiskey. This is a fitting end to our award winning Series which celebrates the combination of old and new as well as highlighting our unique approach to making Irish Whiskey and our spirit of innovation.”
Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 4 is currently available in Ireland and is now being rolled out to our partners in Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course.