Teeling Dark Porter Irish Whiskey

Located in the heart of the historic Liberties, against the backdrop of a city steeped in whiskey history, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery opened its doors in 2015 as the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years. Whiskey making and entrepreneurship have been in the Teeling genes since as far back as 1782 when Walter Teeling set up a small craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in Dublin city. Since 2012, Jack and Stephen Teeling, the latest generation of Teeling Whiskey makers, have been putting their own mark on Irish whiskey and came full circle when they proudly opened the new Teeling Whiskey Distillery just down the road from where the original family distillery once stood.

Part of the Small Batch Collaborations series, this expression has been finished in Dark Porter casks from Dublin based brewery, Dot Brew. A selection of ex-Central American rum casks, previously used to marry Teeling Small Batch were filled up with dark beer. Finally, the casks were emptied once again, and headed back over to Teeling to be filled back up with Small Batch, so the whiskey could finish up in a Dark Porter cask.

    Nose:    Rich dark chocolate, treacle, whispers of vanilla, and hoppy malt.

    Taste:    Burnt caramel and earthen coffee tangle with sweet baking spices and distant, floral berries.

    Finish:    Hoppy, herbal notes develop in the depths, with crackles of woody spice and zingy orange peels. Hearty malt, sweet toffee, and cocoa linger.