Teeling Brabazon Series Fourth and Final Release
Teeling Whiskey have today released the fourth and final release in the Brabazon series. This has been one of my favorite sets to experience, taste, explore and collect. I enjoyed these whiskeys so much I bought 2 of each bottle, 1 to drink and 1 to keep. The Brabazon Bottling Series is a limited edition collection of unique Irish Single Malts capturing the full impact and flavour crafted through fortified wine cask maturation and exploration. This series will take you on a journey of pure enjoyment.
This series continues upon Teeling Whiskey’s dedication to creating new and interesting expressions of Irish whiskey and in particular, expanding the underdeveloped Irish Single Malt category. The Brabazon Bottling Single Malt Series focuses on creating a full flavoured taste experience that pays homage to the unique and distinct role that fortified wines can have on Irish whiskey.
Teeling Special Tasting Events
To celebrate this series I will be joining Alex Chasko & Global Brand Ambassador, Robert Caldwell for a live Brabazon Series Masterclass at 7pm on January 21st. Alex & Robert will be hosting an exclusive tasting of all 4 bottlings of the Teeling Brabazon Series, including the newly released Brabazon 4. This virtual event will cost €50 (plus shipping) and will be live streamed via Zoom, with all participants being sent a Brabazon Event pack including samples of all 4 premium single malts & a sketch of Brabazon House hand-signed by the artist Jill Deering from Jill and Gill. To join this and other special events sign up to Teeling’s Events Here.
Aged in very rare Carcavelos Port barrels dating back to the 18th century…
The Teeling Whiskey Brabazon bottlings celebrate the combination of the old and new, producing very unique and interesting Irish whiskeys. For Series 4, Teeling’s have sourced unique barrels used by a long forgotten historical style of Portuguese Port, to produce a truly 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, so Teeling Distillery were very lucky to get their hands on some barrels used in its production.
“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.”Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey
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 truly a unique 13 Year Old Single Malt whiskey bursting with soft citrus fruits and distinctive, effervesce style spice. Limited to 10,000 bottles and bottled at 49.5% this is truly an Irish whiskey to savour.
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.
For more on the Teeling Whiskey Company and its award winning Irish Whiskeys, visit www.TeelingWhiskey.com
Teeling Brabazon No.4 Whiskey Information:
Mashbill: Malted Barley
Cask: Bourbon & Carcavelos Port Casks
Age: 13 years
ABV: 49.5% – 99% Proof
Filtered: Non-Chill Filtered
Teeling Brabazon Number 4 Single Malt Tasting Notes:
Since 1782 the Teeling family have been crafting Irish whiskey. However, 2015 marked the year a new generation of Teelings returned to their distilling roots in the Liberties area of Dublin City and specifically Newmarket. There is another family synonymous with this area of the city – the Brabazons. From the 16th to 19th century the Brabazon family presided over this area of the Liberties and it was William Brabazon, the third Earl of Meath, who was granted the right to establish the great trading square at Newmarket. This was the original industrial suburb of Dublin, with an extensive tradition of brewing, distilling, tanning, weaving
and trade in agricultural produce. The mercantile character of the area attracted generations of tradesmen including Walter Teeling who in 1782 set up the original Teeling Distillery in nearby Marrowbone Lane.
Toffee is the first note I picked up or possibly caramel, a delicious sweetness like the first moment when you bite into a Cadbury Eclair. The sweetness is tempered by tartness of the Carcavelos white grapes. The floral malty notes of the base spirit sings in the background, coupled with a subtle hint of honey dew melon.
Green apples fresh from the orchard, dry and sweet all at the same time. There is an autumnal like quality like freshly cut hay and dense woody tannin’s. After the fruit, dig deeper with a few more sips. Let the liquid flow over your palate and you’ll discover a jam like quality, like sweet honey rolling off the back of a spoon, there is a luxurious smoothness to be found. Oh and maybe a hint of mint. , , (or maybe I’m loosing it)
Think trifle or a port soaked dessert biscuit, layers of dry fruit and the grainy skins of a pear. The floral malt evaporates as baking spices appear and then the high alcohol disintegrates the flavour slowly as you melt into your couch.
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