New Teeling Irish Whiskey Finished In Rare Style Of Port Barrels

By Hannah Kanik / February 2, 2021

Teeling Irish Whiskey recently released the fourth and final single malt in its series of limited edition Brabazon bottling. For this particular offering – Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Bottling, Series 4 – the distillery team sourced barrels for finishing that once hosted a long forgotten historical style of Portuguese Port known as Carcavelos. 

Produced historically just outside of Lisbon, the brand noted of this style of port that “its wineries have mainly disappeared over the years. Now only 25 acres remain with Carcavelos produced on a very small artisanal scale, so we were very lucky to get our hands on some barrels used in its production.

Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 4

Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 4 (image via Teeling Whiskey)

These barrels, once sourced, were filled with Teeling Single Malt that was distilled in 2007 and then left to finish in them for more than two years. The resulting spirit is what’s described as “a unique 13-year-old single malt with soft citrus fruits and spice.”

The Brabazon Bottling Single Malt Series aims to expand the underdeveloped Irish Single Malt category, by creating what is thought to be full-flavored whiskies that pay homage to the unique and distinct role fortified wines can have on Irish Whiskey. 

“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,” said Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, in a prepared statement. “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.”

The Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 4, consists of just 10,000 bottles that are bottled at 49.5%.  It is available in Ireland and is rolling out to partners in France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets.