Teeling launches 30YO whiskey

by Alice Brooker

Irish whiskey producer Teeling has expanded its Vintage Reserve Collection with a 30-year-old single malt, the oldest release in the series.

Teeling Distillery will release 4,000 bottles of its new Vintage Reserve 30-year-old globally. The limited edition single malt whiskey was distilled 1991, and was matured in Bourbon casks before it was given nine years of extra maturation in Sauternes wine casks. Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to release some of the oldest ever bottlings of Irish single malt with our Vintage Reserve Collection. "Each release has proven that Irish whiskey can match and beat any whiskey from around the world." The unveiling of the 30-year-old follows the launch of Teeling's 24-year-old and 28-year-old in the Vintage Reserve Collection. "Our latest Teeling 30-year-old single malt is a perfect representation of everything good about Irish whiskey – from its robust nose to its fully rounded and balanced array of flavours," Teeling added. "We are very proud of this whiskey and we hope it can continue to help forge our reputation as a truly world class whiskey producer.” The dual maturation of the whiskey results in ‘significant depth of fruit flavours’. This is said to balance the 'hint of smoke', which derives from the use of peated malt as well as oak influence from the ageing process. Bottled at 46% ABV, the liquid is non-chill-filtered and will be available from this month at Teeling Whiskey distillery in Dublin, before launching in the US in January 2022 as part of its global rollout. In the States, it will be available to purchase from liquor retailers in California, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Florida.  The 30-year-old will retail for US$2,199.99. Last month, the brand debuted its fourth Renaissance whiskey – an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks.