Thursday, May 04, 2017


The Teeling Whiskey Company, has announced the launch of the first expression in a new series of limited edition single malts, which not only pays homage to another famous Dublin family, but also to the unique and distinct role that fortified wines can have on the taste of Irish whiskey.

Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Bottling - Series 1 (49.5% ABV) has been produced using a range of vintages, sizes and styles of sherry cask matured Irish single malt whiskey.

Teeling Whiskey Brabazon - Series 1

In 2015, the Teeling family returned to their distilling roots in the Liberties area of Dublin, by opening the first fully operational distillery in the city for over 125 years. This latest release from the multi-award winning distillery, pays tribute to another family synonymous with this specific area of the city, the Brabazons.

From the 16th to 19th century the Brabazon family presided over the Liberties area of Dublin, and it was William Brabazon, the third Earl of Meath, who was granted the right to establish the great trading square at Newmarket.

This was the original industrial suburb of Dublin, with an extensive tradition of brewing, distilling, tanning, weaving and trade in agricultural produce. The mercantile character of the area attracted generations of tradesmen including Walter Teeling, who in 1782 set up the original Teeling Distillery in nearby Marrowbone Lane.

Commenting on the launch, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “Our new Irish Single Malt brings together two famous Dublin family names – the Teelings and the Brabazons. By making reference to the historical Brabazon name, we are telling the story of why our family first came to the Liberties area of Dublin. But more importantly we are telling the story of why we are here now. Our aim with the whiskey was to create a full bodied tasting experience for people who enjoy the added complexity and taste sherry casks impart, and at the same time continuing our goal to expand the spectrum of flavours available from premium Irish whiskeys.”
Limited to 12,500 bottles, Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Bottling - Series 1, will initially be available from specialist retailers in Ireland later this month, for a RRP of €78.00. It will also roll out in France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course.
Posted by Steve Rush