Irish whiskey producer Teeling has revealed the fifth and final instalment in its Renaissance single malt series.
The last whiskey in the series is an 18-year-old single malt that was first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels for more than 12 years, before being aged for more than six years in ex-Calvados casks.
The dual maturation has imparted notes of cinnamon and caramelised apple, dried cherries and woody tannins.
Only 9,000 bottles of the fifth edition are available to purchase for €140 (US$157) per 700ml bottle. It has been bottled at 46% ABV without chill filtration.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “Like all good things, the Renaissance Series must come to an end.
“These limited edition Teeling whiskeys really lived up to their name, as they have been enjoyed and celebrated all over the world, including winning some of the top honours for Irish whiskey at international spirits competitions over the last few years.
“For the final release, we have hand-selected some of our very best 18-year-old single malt to make sure we end this award-winning series on a high note.
“We can end this series knowing that the renaissance of Dublin as the epicentre for world-class, city-based whiskey distillation is now firmly re-established with our Dublin-distilled Irish whiskey now being celebrated and enjoyed around the world.”
Teeling launched its Renaissance series in 2019 to celebrate the ‘true global renaissance’ of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey.
The fourth bottling in the Renaissance range was an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Pineau des Charentes wine casks.
In November last year, Teeling expanded its Vintage Reserve Collection with a 30-year-old single malt. The 30-year-old followed the launch of Teeling’s 24-year-old and 28-year-old in the Vintage Reserve Collection.