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The Oldest Teeling Whiskey Ever Released


Teeling Whiskey has released the oldest in its award-winning limited release Vintage Reserve Collection – the Teeling 40-Year-Old Irish Single Malt.  The 40-Year-Old release, which is limited to just 140 bottles, is one of the oldest bottlings of Irish Single Malt ever released, making it one of the world’s most exclusive Irish whiskeys.

The Teeling Vintage Reserve Collection consists of very limited releases of rare and old Irish Single Malt whiskeys. Containing some of the oldest Single Malt Irish whiskey ever bottled, the Vintage Reserve Collection allows you to savour and appreciate vintage Irish whiskey at its finest. Previous releases have included the 33-Year-Old and 37-Year-Old bottlings with the current release being the oldest and rarest bottling to date.

The latest release in this collection, the Teeling 40-Year-Old Single Malt was distilled in 1983 and matured exclusively in an ex-Bourbon cask for over 40 years, before being hand bottled in a new style decanter at 42.2% straight out of the cask. Each decanter has been hand decorated with gold infill along with a handcrafted super premium gift box. This historic bottling of Irish Whiskey produces a truly unique taste experience, from its complex rich fruit-forward nose to its deep layered flavours on the palate, as a result of its 40-Year journey and a long luxurious finish without being over oaked.

Each bottle is individually numbered and comes with its own unique certificate of authenticity and invitation to come to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a very special tasting. The Teeling 40-Year-Old Single Malt is truly a unique Irish whiskey, whose rarity is matched by its distinctive character and flavour, creating a piece of Irish whiskey history that is a joy to savour.


Close up of Lid of 40-year-old bottle

Close up of Lid of 40-year-old bottle


Close up of Gold Phoneix of 40-year-old bottle

Close up of Gold Phoneix of 40-year-old bottle


Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, commented,

“We are extremely proud and lucky to be custodians of some of the oldest Irish Single Malt, which we have been mindfully releasing through our Vintage Reserve Collection. We are honoured to unveil the pinnacle of our this collection with our new “Modern Classic” the Teeling 40-Year-Old Single Malt, one of the oldest Irish Single Malts ever bottled and a rare piece of Irish Whiskey History –  40 years in the making.”


As part of this launch Teeling Whiskey also announce its new “Phoenix Rising Scholarship Programme” in conjunction with Technological University Dublin, located three kilometres from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery. Through these scholarships, Teeling Whiskey aim to support and inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators in the Irish Brewing, Distilling and Hospitality Industry. Eligible students will receive mentoring from Teeling Whiskey employees across various different departments, as well as a proportion of the proceeds raised from the sale of the Teeling 40-Year-Old Single Malt funding their studies.


Stephen and Jack Teeling

Stephen and Jack Teeling unveil 40-year-old SIngle Malt at Whiskey Live Dublin



Stephen Teeling, Sales & Marketing Director for Teeling Whiskey, commented,

“Social sustainability has always been a priority for us at Teeling Whiskey and we are committed to playing our part in the Dublin community, supporting those across our industry. We can think of no better use of our new 40-Year-Old then to help us support and inspire the new generation of Irish Whiskey makers. Education is the cornerstone of progress, and through these scholarships, we aim to give back as much as we can locally here in Dublin. “


The Teeling 40-Year-Old Single Malt will be available initially in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery retailing at €15,000 per 70cl before being rolled out to a very select few partners domestically and internationally. This will also be available to taste after your tour at the Teeling Bang Bang Bar (situated on the 3rd floor), where you can sample a range of our award-winning whiskeys and signature craft cocktails.



Official tasting notes


Light berry fruit compote with hints of blueberry & strawberry, honey, spearmint, candied orange zest and light spices.

Warming texture with notes of coconut, milk chocolate, peach sorbet, honeydew melon and tangerine.

Long luxurious finish with subtle spice, soft oak tannins and honeyed sweetness



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