Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey wins 2020 IFWG Award
Irish Drink Award is latest win for Teeling Whiskey
Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey producer is celebrating the announcement by the Irish Food Writers Guild (IFWG) that Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey has won their ‘Irish Drink Award’, one of just eight producers singled out for this prestigious annual awards.
In winning this latest award, Teeling Whiskey has continued its unprecedented success with well over 250 awards at International Spirits Competitions. This builds on its recent honour as the World’s Best Single Malt for its 24-Year-Old at the World Whiskies Awards in 2019.
For over 25 years, the IFWG Food Awards have celebrated indigenous producers who help maintain Ireland’s outstanding reputation in food and drink. The IFWG Awards are unique, as no one can enter themselves or their product into the awards and no company knows it has been nominated or shortlisted for an award. The Guild is the sole nominating and decision-making body.
The Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards were celebrated at The Marker Hotel, with a lunch created by executive head chef Gareth Mullins, who incorporated the winning produce into a six-course menu, with an Aperitif of Teeling Pot Still Whiskey Spring Cup, a refreshing long drink with lemonade and rhubarb cordial, garnished with fruit and mint.
Teeling Single Pot Still was the first release from the Teeling Distillery and paid homage to the famous Dublin style of Irish whiskey, using 50% un-malted spring barley and 50% malted barley which is triple distilled and matured in a combination of virgin oak, ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels. This process lends it notes of fresh fruits, grapefruit, cream soda, toasted wood and a hint of cinnamon spice on the nose. The taste is of stewed peaches and pears, honey with cooked grains, white pepper on the tongue and a creaminess on the roof of the mouth, with a finish of bittersweet dark chocolate with dry spices and muscovado sugar sweetness. It is bottled at 46% with no chill-filtration. Available in Celtic Whiskey Shop, James Fox, Baggot Street Wines and Select Independents at €55.
Commenting on this latest honour, Stephen Teeling, Sales and Marketing Director of Teeling Whiskey said:
‘’To be recognised by the IFWG who champion high quality local Irish produce give us a great sense of pride. We genuinely believe that Ireland produces some of the world’s best food and drink so we are incredibly proud to play our part in delivering this message across the globe.
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. It was nearly 50 years since Dublin had produced its own whiskey so we are delighted that we have revived the tradition of whiskey making in the city and put Dublin back on the map as a world class Irish whiskey producer’’