As rare as the Jackelope, peated Irish single malts are elusive sightings, but provide inspirational flavors when snared by willing imbibers. Blackpitts is Teeling's latest innovation, a peated Irish malt aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon and French Sauternes casks before vatting and bottling. It shows sweet tones of cereal, pineapple, allspice, burnt orange peel along with a wisp of ashy, smoky peat. Another tip of the scally cap to the boys in Dublin, this new whiskey is a real lip smacker.
Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Co., comes from a family long associated with Irish whiskey. From Walter Teeling in 1782 who setup a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in Dublin to John Teeling who founded Cooley Distillery in 1987, the first new Irish whiskey distillery to be established in Ireland in over 100 years. Jack continues on the Teelings entrepreneurial spirit and while initially starting out as an Independent bottler aims to get back into the distilling game to ensure a constant supply of Irish whiskey. The Teeling Whiskey Co. reviving the Independent Spirit of Ireland.