Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey is proud to announce that it has been honoured as World’s Best Irish Single Malt in two categories after the first round of judging at the 2020 World Whiskeys Awards for its 30-Year-Old Single Malt and 13-Year-Old Calvados Cask Single Malt. In winning these awards, Teeling Whiskey has continued its unprecedented success with over 250 awards at International Spirits Competitions and continues to build on its landmark honour as the World’s Best Single Malt for its 24-Year-Old at last year’s World Whiskies Awards. These two Teeling Single Malts will now be in the running to allow Teeling Whiskey to retain the overall title of 2020 World’s Best Single Malt, the winner of which will be announced on 26th March 2020 at the Whisky Magazine Awards dinner in London.
The Teeling 30-Year-Old release, which is limited to just 500 bottles, is amongst the oldest bottlings of Irish Single Malt released in recent years, making it one of the most exclusive Irish whiskeys in the world. Distilled in 1988 this whiskey was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks for 25 years, before being given an additional 5 years maturation in ex-White Burgundy French oak casks.
This award follows its recent success at the Irish Whiskey Masters run by The Spirits Business where it was crowned with the overall top prize of Irish Whiskey Taste Master. The 30-Year-Old success is accompanied by a World’s Best honour for the Teeling Whiskey Single Cask Calvados Finished Single Malt bottling, as well as honours for 4 other Teeling Whiskeys in various different categories, highlighting the range and diversity of the world-class Irish whiskeys within the Teeling Whiskey portfolio.
Commenting on this latest honour, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey said:
“Since reviving our old family trademark of Teeling Whiskey back in 2012, we have endeavoured to make sure every bottle of Irish whiskey we release with our family name on it is of the highest quality.” “We have already achieved many honours including the significant landmark of being honoured as the World’s Best Single Malt last year and we are delighted to have two more Teeling Whiskeys back in the running for this prestigious top honour in 2020.” “These awards allow us to continue to lead the renaissance of Irish whiskey for a new generation of whiskey drinkers around the world. This year looks set to be another exciting year for us, as we continue to release new expressions of Teeling Whiskey to cater for the growing interest in new and unique Irish whiskeys”.
The World Whiskies Awards are the gold standard of global whiskey awards, selecting, awarding and promoting the very best in all the internationally recognised styles of whiskey from around the world. In Round 1 of the World Whiskies Awards, their panel of experts blind tasted entries by their style, their region and grouped by age statement in order to determine the best whiskies in each individual category. The winners in each category are put forward to Round 2 where one regional winner will be selected who will then represent that region in the final judging of the World Whiskies Awards. The winners of which are announced on 26th March 2020 at the Whisky Magazine Awards gala in London.