Teeling launches Wonders of Wood single pot still

by Melita Kiely

Dublin-based Teeling has released the first single pot still whiskey from its Wonders of Wood (WOW) series.

The WOW series will aim to push the boundaries of flavour, by making the most of ‘unique’ types of wood for maturation. The new limited edition bottling is a single pot still whiskey, crafted from a recipe of 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley. The whiskey was triple-distilled at Teeling’s distillery in Dublin and matured exclusively in virgin chinkapin American white oak barrels. Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “Wood is an amazing, sustainable and environmentally friendly material that plays a huge role in developing the flavour and character of a whiskey as it matures. “While it was important to ensure each release of our new WOW series lives up to our world-class reputation and to help us expand the growing premium single pot still category of Irish whiskeys, we also wanted to ensure we gave something back to our local environment. “As such we were delighted when the Tree Council of Ireland partnered with us to allow us to do our part in helping the replanting of our native Irish forests.” The Wonders of Wood Single Pot Still bottling will be available in Ireland through the Teeling Whiskey Distillery gift shop, the Celtic Whiskey Shop and select premium retailers. It will be extended to markets in Europe and Asia, as well as the US later this year. Last month, Teeling revealed the fifth and final instalment in its Renaissance single malt series.