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Teeling Whiskey’s Latest Renaissance Irish Whiskey Finished In Ex-Muscat Wine Casks

Teeling Whiskey recently announced the third bottling in “The Renaissance,” a limited series of Irish single malt whiskeys.

The latest Renaissance is an 18-year-old single malt that was aged initially in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in what’s described as high-quality ex-Muscat wine casks, imparting tropical fruit notes with fresh citrus and a touch of mint. It is bottled at 46% with no chill filtration.

The series launched in 2019 and celebrates, according to the brand, “the global Renaissance of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey.” It follows behind two award-winning releases, which were honored with Gold at both the 2020 International Wine and Spirits Competition and 2020 Irish Whiskey Masters.

Teeling Renaissance Series #3
Teeling Renaissance Series #3, finished in former Muscat casks (image via Teeling Irish Whiskey)

“These releases are a celebratory bottling series to mark the true Renaissance of Dublin as the epicenter for world-class city-based whiskey distillation,” Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey Jack Teeling said in a prepared statement. “As the leader of the new wave of Dublin Whiskey distillers, we look forward to contributing to and helping the continued Renaissance of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey.

“With our Dublin distilled Irish whiskey now being exported around the world, we are witnessing a new dawn which is perfectly encapsulated in our Renaissance bottlings.”

Bottled in a tall decanter bottle, the Renaissance 18-Year-Old Single Malt is limited to just 9,000 bottles and will be available in Ireland as well as international markets such as Belgium, UK, Holland, France, Denmark, Italy and select Asian markets. It will be available as a 70cl decanter bottle in a gift box with a retail price of €140, or around $170 USD.

More complete official tasting notes for this release are below.

  • Nose: Candy pear drops, fresh apricot and mango with a touch of mint
  • Taste: Fresh citrus, stewed apples and a vanilla sweetness
  • Finish: Soft finish with refreshing fruit notes

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