Teeling Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a limited edition whiskey launched in 2015 to celebrate the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery. This is the first edition. The new distillery is the first distillery to be built and opened in Dublin for over 125 years. The Teeling Whiskey Company is a relatively new independent Irish whiskey company. It is owned by the Teeling family who have a long history of distilling in Ireland stretching back to 1782. More recently John Teeling founded Cooley Distillery in 1987 which is responsible for producing Irish Whiskey brands including Kilbeggan, Connemara, Tyrconnell and Greenore. Cooley Distillery was sold to American Spirits giant Beam Inc in 2012, which was since bought by Suntory to become Beam Suntory. Crucially the Teelings were able to secure a good amount of young and ageing whiskey as part of the deal to enable them to establish the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012. After the sale of Cooley Distillery there was been a big hole in the Irish Whiskey landscape for a good independent Whiskey brand. Teeling felt that, although Irish Whiskey is one of the fastest growing spirits categories in the world, there was not much variation in terms of styles or flavours. The Teeling Whiskey Company have set out to change this by producing small batch whiskeys with great personality and character through their use of different oaking regimes. Thus the Teeling Blended Whiskey is finished in ex Nicaraguan rum casks and their fantastic Grain whiskey is finished in ex-red wine casks from California.
Teeling Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a aged exclusively in ex Rum casks for 15 years. It is bottled at 46% ABV without colouring or chill filtration to preserve mouthfeel and flavour.