Tuesday 19th September seen the launch of Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling Series #2 in the The Rag Trader, Dublin. I was lucky enough and rather excited to get the invitation to attend. After all I enjoyed Series 1 a tad too much.
This is the second release in a series of single malts under the title “Brabazon Bottling”. The first release, a single malt focused on Sherry casks, this second release focuses on Post Casks.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey: “Our aim with our Brabazon Bottling Series is to create full bodied tasting experiences for people who enjoy the added complexity and taste that fortified wine maturation imparts. At the same time, our new bottling continues our goal to expand the spectrum of flavours available from premium Irish whiskeys. The response to our first release exceeded our expectations so we are very excited to see the reaction to our Series 2 Port Cask Bottling.”
Upon entering The Rag Trader it was a quick introduction to Shane Doyle (<—Twitter link) and a thank you to him for the invite but mainly it was “Mission set eyes on bottle & grab a few quick snaps”. The same bottle shape & etched logo as Series #1 but a clear bottle this time, to show of the truly delightful colour I’d guess and again a white label.
The event was hosted by Kevin, Global Brand Ambassador for Teeling Whiskey Company, who I must say was fantastic to listen to, talking to us with true passion about the back story of Teeling, the story of Brabazon ( which can be found here) then taking us through a tasting of Teeling’s trinity range, Single Grain, Small Batch & Single Malt and finished off with the pièce de résistance, the one everyone came for, Brabazon Bottling Series #2.
– Details & Tasting Notes –
Bottling Size: 12,500
Nose: Affluent impressions ranging from cinnamon, dark chocolate and brown sugar (caramelised) covered spiced apples.
Taste: Flavours of delight, sure to put a smile on your face. Halloween toffee apples with a sprinkle of spice, a sweetness I’d say would be nutmeg and the vanilla you’d come to expect from European Oak.
Finish: A medium dry finish with a luscious flavouring of sweet fruits and a cover of spice.
Comments: Bottled at 49.5% means it can hold up to a tiny drop of water if you feel the need. I tried it with a second pour, and it does open it up, the spice is slightly removed but the candy flavoured fruits really open up.
Again Teeling have released the liquid profile & cask type breakdown. Credit to them for being transparent.
Teeling Whiskey’s Brabazon Bottling, Series 2 will be available to purchase in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin Airport and all good independent retailers within Ireland, and will also be rolled out to the Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and select Asian markets in due course.
Until next time folks, keep safe & keep drinking whisk(e)y.
Over & out.
Jamie. Whiskey JAC.