Teeling out of Ireland recently debuted a cask strength variant of their well received Blackpitts Peated Single Malt, continuing to help revive “ancient way of making Irish whiskey, using smoke created by burning peat or turf, as it is widely known, while malting the barley.”
The new Blackpitts Cask Strength Peated Single Malt, according to those behind it, is distilled from heavily peated malted barley and exclusively matured in ex-bourbon barrels. It is housed in a traditional dark green bottle, with a distinctive industrial type face and screen printing design that incorporates the Poolbeg chimneys from Dublin’s skyline on the back.
“When we re-established Teeling Whiskey in 2012 our goal was to be the leader in driving the choice and expressions of Irish whiskey as well as to revive distilling in the city of Dublin,” said Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, in a prepared statement. “Our expanding range of Blackpitts bottlings truly embrace this vision. Through the use of heavily peated malted barley and distilling in such a way to ensure we retain as much of the smoke character as possible, we have crafted a very unique offering within the Teeling Whiskey family.
“Rooted in history but encapsulating a true modern approach, our new Blackpitts Cask Strength is truly unconventional Irish whiskey at its finest.”
Cask strength bottled at 56.5% ABV, Blackpitts Cask Strength Peated Single Malt is very limited with only 8,400 bottles available in this first release. It is priced at €75 and available in Ireland now. It will be rolled out more globally over the next few months.
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