Irish By Nino Marchetti / May 7, 2018 Over the last few years, Teeling Whiskey has made quite a name for itself as it builds its Irish whiskey brand. Working mostly from sourced stock to date, it has released, among other bottlings, a line up of so-called “Revival” expressions that “celebrate the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and with that, the revival of the tradition of distilling in Dublin.” It is now on the last of this releases, which is a whiskey finished in ex-French spirits barrels. The Teeling Revival Volume V, according to those behind it, is a 12-year-old Irish whiskey that was aged initially in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in a combination of ex-Cognac and brandy casks. It is a somewhat limited release – around 15,000 bottles – and has been bottled at 46% ABV. “We are delighted to launch the last release in our award-winning Revival Series,” said Jack Teeling, Teeling Whiskey founder and managing director, in a prepared statement, “just a few months before our first Irish whiskey will come of age from our Dublin distillery. The Revival Series was originally launched to celebrate the rebirth of distilling in Dublin, so the timing is fitting to end the series now, as we enter a period of renaissance for the capital with the launch of the first Dublin distilled Irish whiskey for over 40 years.” Plans call for this whiskey to price around €120, or about $145 USD. Besides Ireland it will also be available in international markets such as the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Italy. You’ll find some limited official tasting notes below for your consideration. Nose: Hints of toasted almond give way to freshly pressed grape & citrus. Taste: Creamy honey intermingles with floral notes, cinnamon & lemon peel. Finish: Dry finish with lingering notes of toasted almond & wood.