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Newly Formed Teeling Company Launches Irish Whiskey Under Storied Family Name

February 13, 2013

Jack Teeling, whose family’s Irish whiskey heritage dates back to 1782, has released a name brand—Teeling Whiskey—under his recently formed Teeling Whiskey Company. Teeling Irish Whiskey is a small-batch bottling from hand-selected casks of grain and malt whiskey, which are further matured in former rum barrels. The new product, which retails for around €35 ($47), will initially be available in Ireland, the U.K., Benelux, France and travel retail. Teeling is in the process of laying down stock that it hopes will allow it to start shipping to the U.S. in the coming months.

Jack Teeling created The Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012, following Beam Inc.’s acquisition of Cooley Distillery, which was founded by Jack’s father John in 1987. Jack and John Teeling both left Cooley after the sale, while Stephen Teeling, another of John’s sons, was appointed Beam’s global marketing director of Irish whiskey.

Teeling Whiskey Company has already launched two other Irish whiskey brands, including its Hybrid Malt Whiskey and Poitin. While the company’s whiskey is currently distilled by Cooley in County Louth, Jack Teeling tells Shanken News Daily that it’s now “at the advanced stages of looking at our own distillery in Dublin,” where Walter Teeling first opened a distillery more than 230 years ago.


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