The award-winning Brabazon single malt series from Teeling has showcased the role that fortified wines can have on Irish whiskey. The series was named after Lord Brabazon who developed the Newmarket Square area, home to the Teeling Distillery.
Brabazon Series 1 showcased the influence of sherry cask maturation
Brabazon Series 2 focused on Port, a marriage of both full matured and finished
Brabazon Series 3 was an ex-Bourbon maturation followed by a long (3 year) finish in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.
For Series 4, Teeling have sourced barrels used by a long forgotten historical style of Portuguese Port, to produce a unique and distinctive bottling of Teeling Whiskey. Carcavelos is a style of Portuguese fortified wine dating back to the 18th century. Produced historically just outside of Lisbon, its wineries have mainly disappeared over the years. Now only 25 acres remain with Carcavelos produced on a very small artisanal scale.
These rare Port barrels were filled with our Single Malt which was distilled in 2007 and left for over two years to impart the full range of flavour and character on the whiskey. The result is a unique 13 Year Old Single Malt whiskey bursting with soft citrus fruits and distinctive, effervesce style spice.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, commented:
“Our aim with our Brabazon Bottling Series is to create full bodied tasting experiences for people who enjoy the added complexity and taste that fortified wine maturation imparts. We now complete the Series with our final bottling, this time using barrels previously used for a rare White Port, which produces a very unique expression of Teeling and Irish whiskey. This is a fitting end to our award winning Series which celebrates the combination of old and new as well as highlighting our unique approach to making Irish Whiskey and our spirit of innovation.”
Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 4 is currently available in Ireland and is now being rolled out to our partners in Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course. Limited to 10,000 bottles and bottled at ABV 49.5%. RRP €95.