Monday, July 24, 2023


The Dublin based Teeling Whiskey Distillery, has announced the launch of its latest Explorers Series bottling.

Teeling 15 Year Old Japanese Edition (46% ABV) was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels for eleven years, before being further matured for four years in ex-Mugi Shochu casks from Japan.

Teeling 15 Year Old Japanese Edition

Shochu is the hidden gem of Japanese spirits and is consumed more than Sake domestically. This Japanese Shochu is crafted from Mugi, the Japanese for barley, fermented using the traditional Koji fermentation process before it is distilled in a pot still and matured in traditional Japanese oak casks.

The Explorers Series is said to celebrates the brave, intrepid Irish explorers who have travelled the world to make their mark. Each edition embraces a nation’s character and personality by using unique casks or spirit types that capture their national identity.

Teeling 15 Year Old Japanese Edition, is said to deliver notes of candied apples, lychee, jasmine tea, vanilla, fruit pastries and spice on the nose. Followed by notes of lychee, passion fruit, poached pears, gingerbread cookies and golden syrup on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, said: "With our new Explorers Series 15 Year Old Japanese Edition, we have pushed the boundaries of Irish Whiskey by incorporating elements of Japanese craft spirits. Through a friend living in Japan we could source these casks directly and have been waiting patiently for over four years before we felt it was the right time to bottle up this one of a kind whiskey. We believe this unique collaboration has resulted in a whiskey that truly represents the spirit of exploration, innovation, and craftsmanship that Teeling Whiskey stands for."

Teeling 15 Year Old Japanese Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers in Ireland, ahead of rolling out internationally in the coming months. RRP €110.00.


Posted by Steve Rush