Große Freude herrscht in Dublin: Zum ersten Mal überhaupt ist ein irischer Whiskey bei den World Whiskies Awards als weltbester Single Malt ausgezeichnet worden. Der Teeling 24yo Single Malt konnte diesen prestigeträchtigen Preis für die Dubliner Destillerie einheimsen. Natürlich stammt er noch nicht aus deren Stills, die ja erst knapp an die vier Jahre produzieren, sondern ist aus den Beständen von John Teeling abgefüllt. Aber das sollte die Freude darüber natürlich nicht trüben, ist es doch eine Auszeichnung für den irischen Whiskey im Gesamten.
Hier die englischsprachige Pressemitteilung, die uns dazu erreichte. Aber zunächst einmal: Herzliche Gratulation an die Teelings: Well deserved!
Teeling Whiskey makes history as their 24-Year-Old Single Malt is named World’s Best Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey company is proud to announce that it’s 24-Year-Old Single Malt has claimed the prestigious World’s Best Single Malt award at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.
In winning the award, Teeling Whiskey has made history, as it is the first time an Irish whiskey has been named as the world’s best single malt. Teeling Whiskey received the award at the exclusive World Whiskies Awards 2019 ceremony, held in the Honourable Artillery Company in London on Thursday 28th March.
This revered accolade marks a momentous occasion not just for Teeling Whiskey but for Ireland’s whiskey industry overall. At the awards, Teeling Whiskey overcame fierce competition from renowned whiskey industry leaders from Scotland and Japan to take the number one prize for World’s Best Single Malt.
Single Malt is considered the “gold standard” of world whiskey due to its production process as well as its character and flavour profile. The single malt category has become synonymous with Scottish whiskey and more recently has been the style of whiskey driving the emergence of Japanese whiskey and other new age whiskey producing regions.
Commenting on last night’s win, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey said:
“Since reviving our old family trademark of Teeling Whiskey back in 2012 we have endeavoured to make sure every bottle of Irish whiskey we release with our family name on it is of the highest quality.”
“To be honoured as the World’s Best Single Malt and in the process become the first Irish whiskey to ever have achieved such world-wide acclaim is very humbling and reflects the global resurgence and revival of both Teeling and Irish whiskey. We are now right back at the top table of global whiskey and we look forward to continue leading this new golden era for Irish whiskey.”
“We are also extremely proud of the team we have created, and this award is testament to the creativity, hard-work and dedication of our staff both here in Ireland and around the world, and I would like to thank them all for helping us achieve this ambition.”
The World Whiskies Awards is a premier celebration of the very best in all internationally recognised styles of whiskey. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com and Whisky Magazine, the World Whiskies Awards is one of the highlights of the year for the global whiskey industry selecting, rewarding and promoting the world’s best whiskeys to consumers and trade across the globe. An esteemed panel of internationally recognised whiskey experts chose Teeling Whiskey’s 24-Year-Old Single Malt as world’s best.
The Teeling Whiskey 24-Year-Old Single Malt is a multi-award winning super premium bottling of Irish single malt whiskey. The whiskey made from 100% malted barley was originally matured for 21 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, before it was aged for an extra three years in ex-Sauterne wine casks. The combination of aging processes and the unique Irish climate produces an extraordinary whiskey with complex yet silky smooth taste, with flavours of fig jam, honey, apricots, and white chocolate and crisp saltiness at the end to balance the sweetness off. This very small batch bottling is available in select markets around the world including Ireland, US, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and some Asian markets.