Teeling Whiskey picked up top honours at the 2020 annual International Wine & Spirits Competition, having been rated top Irish whiskey for its 28 year-old single malt.
The IWSC competition is one of a kind as it conducts full ‘double’ blind tasting (glasses are pre-poured in a separate room) by panels selected from over 300 qualified industry judges followed by a chemical analysis of the product.
At this year’s IWSC Teeling Whiskey received the highest rating of any Irish Whiskey with an overall score of 96 out of 100 and subsequent gold medal for its28 year-old single malt. This was closely followed by its Renaissance 18 year-old single malt with a score of 95 out of 100 as well as a further six silver medals and four bronze medals for its other Teeling Whiskey offerings.
The Teeling 28 year-old single malt Irish whiskey was first distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks then allowed marry in Sauternes wine casks. This small batch bottling is limited to just 4,000 70cl bottles which were hand bottled in decanter bottles and come with their own certificate of authenticity. Retailing for €500 per 70cl bottle this is available in the Teeling Distillery in Newmarket, Dublin 8, as well as good independent off-licenses in Ireland and in a number of European and Asian export markets.
This latest batch of honours builds brings the total to nearly 300 international awards for Teeling’s Irish whiskeys. These accolades include the honour of the World’s Best Single Malt which they received at the World Whiskies Awards in 2019.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, commented: “For every bottling of Teeling Whiskey we put in a lot time and effort to make sure each release is a true reflection of our aspiration to be one of the best Whiskey producers in the world. As such, to consistently be rated as the best Irish Whiskeys in the world, makes all our teams’ efforts worthwhile.”