The Liberties 11 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey
one of several collaborations to date with the Teeling Whiskey Company. It’s named for the area of Dublin that Teeling and others are rapidly transforming into a new distilling quarter. The Liberties 11 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey is aged for over 11 years in ex-bourbon casks and bottled in a limited edition of 1,000 at 46%, with no chill-filtration.
Nose Fruits of the forest, raspberry, roses, tea tree
Taste Honey, blood oranges, peach, all spice
Finish Wood, burnt toast, a lingering spice
Dublin has traditionally been the heart of the Irish whiskey industry. During Walter Teeling’s time there were over 37 different distilleries in Dublin. The Liberties area of Dublin in particular was recognised as the epicentre for Dublin whiskey and was dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’ due to the number of distilleries clustered in a one mile radius. During the 19th century Dublin whiskey became globally recognised as the Premier whiskey in the world.
Renowned for its “smooth” and unique “character” it sold at a premium to all other types of whiskey. As a result of this success some of the largest distilleries in the world emerged from these small craft Dublin distillers. Unfortunately as Irish whiskey fell on hard times so did distilling in Dublin and the last still ran cold in 1976 until now.