Teeling Small Batch (NAS)  


ABV:   46% ABV

Price:  £34.95


Walter Teeling – distillery 1782 in Dublin - (Neighbour of George Roe’s distillery). Bought out by the larger company William Jameson’s (in the same street)

1923 Teeling’s distillery ‘fell asleep’ – similar to many Irish distilleries due to financial problems

1987 – 60 years later - John Teeling (descendant) established Distillery in County Louth (approved to make alcohol from potatoes) – eventually established the Cooley Distillery

John’s sons Jack & Stephen worked with dad up until Cooley Distillery sold to Jim Beam in 2011; as part of the deal, they purchased 16,000 casks of aged whiskey – blending these, they launched Teeling Distillery in 2012 and 3 years later established a new distillery in Dublin, a stone’s throw from the original..

Was first new distillery in Dublin for 125 years (used to be over 37 distilleries in Dublin alone!)

Other whiskies:

  • Single Malt; Single Grain;
  • Trinity Collection –
  • Vintage Reserve Collection – 18, 24, 30 yo Single Malts
    • 24 yo = World’s Best SM @ World Whisky Awards 2019 (MoM £395)
    • 30 yo MoM £1,600 !
  • Ltd Edition Bottling – including Stout Cask whiskey (in stout-seasoned barrel 1 year = dark chocolate nose) & Poitin @ 52.5%

This whiskey:

Small batch ~ 100 barrels

Hand-selected casks of grain and malt whiskey (3:1 ratio) - initially fully aged in Ex-Bourbon barrels – min 6 years – (vanilla & oak imparted) then married together in Central American Rum casks for up to 12 months for spice and ‘dried fruit’ character

Very high malt content.



Cut grass and orange blossom. Allspice, hints of vanilla, apple pie and blackberries. Rum /raisin sweetness     influence?


Spiced, rich palate with rose petal jelly and lemon curd. Creamy vanilla, hints of dried herbs and cinnamon.


Floral, herbal finish. Caramel on the tail. ‘Woodiness’