GSN Review: Teeling Wonders of Wood Single Pot Still Chinkapin Oak Whiskey

Teeling Whiskey announced the US release of its first release in the Wonders of Wood Series of Single Pot Still, limited edition bottlings. The Teeling Wonders of Wood Single Pot Still Chinkapin Oak Whiskey continues the Dublin distiller’s journey and builds on its reputation in crafting unique and interesting expressions of Irish whiskey. The new Wonders of Wood Series is part of an innovative mission to push the boundaries of flavour, by utilizing unique styles of wood for the maturation of the award-winning Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey.

The first edition of the Wonders of Wood bottling consists of Single Pot Still crafted from a recipe of 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley, which has been triple distilled at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin and then fully matured in virgin Chinkapin American White Oak barrels. Chinkapin oak is native to Eastern and Central North America and features a wide wood grain that is similar in composition to Chestnut Oak. When used for the maturation of Irish whiskey it produces a truly unique taste experience. Despite only recently being bottled, this special whiskey has already been honored at the 2022 World Whiskies Awards for its quality, picking up the title of the World’s Best Irish Single Pot Still.

Teeling Whiskey takes pride in its ability to give back to its local community and is working with the Tree Council of Ireland on the reforestation of woodland. They will be planting an acre of exclusively native Irish trees in the Glencree region of County Wicklow just outside of Dublin. Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey commented, “Wood is an amazing, sustainable and environmentally friendly material that plays a huge role in developing the flavour and character of a whiskey as it matures. We wanted to ensure we gave something back to our local environment. As such we were delighted when the Tree Council of Ireland partnered with us to allow us to do our part in helping the replanting of our native Irish forests.”

GSN’s Remarks: Remarkable. The Chinkapin cask aging imparts a wonderfully nutty, and slightly spicy patina over the sweet barley distillate. A warm, round, open and welcoming expression. Notes of banana, ginger, buttered toast, sweet tobacco leaf, and light baking spices add a festiveness to the affair. Long finish, with the semi-dessert flavors percolating for several minutes. A lovely Irish in the top five we’ve ever enjoyed. Irish whiskey fans, do yourself a favor and buy a bottle or two as soon as you can. You’ll return to it again and again. GSN Rating: A++

For more information go to: Teeling Whiskey

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