Teeling Whiskey released their first 100 bottles of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still at auction in partnership with Whisky Auctioneer. The auction ran from the 31st of August until the 10th of September, with all profits raised being donated to charitable causes based where the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is located in Dublin’s Liberties.
The very first bottle, bottle #1, secured a world record price of £10,000 (approximately €11,200) in the online auction, making it the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold at auction for a new distillery. All 100 bottles sold at auction, achieving an average per bottle price of £600, excluding bottle #1. Teeling Whiskey’s Celebratory Single Pot Still, the first Dublin distilled whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, is a landmark occasion for Ireland’s whiskey industry and for Dublin, which was reflected in the overall interest in the auction. The opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in 2015 marked a new chapter in the history of Dublin whiskey distilling, firmly putting Dublin and Teeling Whiskey at the forefront of a new wave of distilleries, that are driving a new ‘Golden Era’ for Irish whiskey.
The Celebratory Single Pot Still was the first release of Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey, produced from a recipe of 50% un-malted barley and 50% malted barley, a uniquely Irish mash bill made famous by Dublin distillers, distilled in 2015 in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and aged fully for over 3 years in high quality and unique ex-Muscat barrel. This one-off celebratory bottling will soon be followed by the commercial release of the new Teeling Single Pot Still with Batch 1 consisting of 6,000 bottles set for release on October 22nd.
Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey said:
“The Liberties area of Dublin has been very good to us, so we wanted to use our very first release as an opportunity to give something back. As such, we are delighted with the level of proceeds raised and look forward to using the profits generated to support very worthwhile local charities.”