Teeling Whiskey Unveils First Dublin Distilled Peated Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey has unveiled Blackpitts, a new Dublin distilled peated single malt and the distillery’s first.
Blackpitts joins the very limited offerings of peated single malts from Ireland that are currently available and helps revive an ancient way of making Irish whiskey, using smoke created by burning peat or turf, as it is widely known, while malting the barley. This was a practice extensively used in Ireland before the wide availability and use of coal in the Irish whiskey industry.
Blackpitts is inspired by the Blackpitts area behind the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket in the Liberties area of Dublin City, an area synonymous with many industries and in particular malting houses. Blackpitts was traditionally home to some of the largest barley malting houses in Ireland. By using smoke from peat to dry the barley during the malting process, the resulting peated malt produces a distinctive smoky taste profile, which is the signature of a peated single malt.
However, what makes Teeling Blackpitts unique is the triple distillation process, which reduces some of the medicinal character you would get from a traditional Scottish peated single malt and allows the more barbeque smoke characteristic to shine. This is then combined with Teeling’s cask maturation using both ex-bourbon and ex-Sauternes white wine casks, which is then bottled at 46% with no chill filtration. The inspiration for the use of these casks came from a previous bottling of Teeling 24 year-old single malt which was honoured as the World’s Best Single Malt in 2019 at the World Whiskies Awards.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, commented: “The combination of the age-old malting process of using smoke from peat to dry the malted barley combined with the triple distillation in our Dublin distillery, produces a very unique Teeling Whiskey.
“While this style of whiskey is not for everyone, the whiskey drinkers who enjoy this unique smoky character really do seek it out and it is only right that there is a Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey available to cater for this interest. Rooted in history but encapsulating a true modern approach, our new Blackpitts is truly unconventional Irish whiskey at its finest.”
Bottled in a traditional dark green bottle, it has a distinctive screen printing design and metallic label and tin to make it stand out from the rest of the Teeling Whiskey range. With a RRP of €60 for a 70cl bottle in a gift tin tube,