Irish whiskey’s comeback with Stephen Teeling of Teeling Irish Whiskey: S5E7

In 2015, Teeling Irish Whiskey opened Dublin’s first new distillery in 125 years.

Brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling have recently achieved another significant milestone with the launch of Teeling Single Pot Still, the company’s interpretation of this classic whiskey style that is unique to Ireland.

In this interview recorded on May 29, 2020, Stephen and I discuss the origins of single pot still.

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He explains the significance this new product has to the Teeling family, which has an association with Irish whiskey dating back to 1782.

Also on the agenda is the company’s launch of a 28-year-old single malt whiskey, following on from the 24-year-old that was named world’s best single malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2019.

Teeling Irish Whiskey co-founder Stephen Teeling
Teeling Irish Whiskey co-founder Stephen Teeling

And we take a look at the evolution of Irish whiskey more broadly, and the reasons behind the Teelings’ decision to sell a minority share of their business to Bacardi Limited in 2017.

But first, you’ll hear from Stephen how Teeling Whiskey has been handling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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