Teeling Whiskey – the newest distillery in Dublin and the first fully operational whiskey facility in the city for 125 years – is in celebratory mode, and airport shoppers have the chance to join the party.
It is 18 months since the distillery opened, marking the half way point between its grand unveiling and the point when it will distill its first drop of Irish whiskey. As a result, Teeling is set to make available 10,000 bottles of the limited-edition Revival Volume III single malt at around €120 each.
Dublin Airport has been chosen as one of a select few locations to sell the bottles, with the range also available from the distillery’s shop, the Celtic Whiskey Shop and selected independent off licences across Ireland.
The 46% ABV commemorative malt consists of 14-year-old single malt Irish whiskey distilled in 2002, initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being given further maturation in 350 litre ex-Pineau Des Charentes casks.
Consumers are told to expect Pineau Des Charentes’s influence to create a “pleasing taste profile, reminiscent of dried fruit and toffee pineapple rounded off with a toasted almond and dark chocolate bitterness that’s balanced perfectly with a lingering soft sweetness”.
If that doesn’t tempt them then perhaps the promise of honey and hazelnut flavours and dark chocolate undertones will.