In the 1700s and 1800s, Dublin ruled the world of Irish whisky from the Golden Triangle known as The Liberties. It was here that Arthur Guinness operated the St. James’s Gate Brewery and the George Roe & Sons Distillery dominated the whisky-making scene. It was also here that Walter Teeling founded his Marrowbone Lane distillery in 1782, before American Prohibition and the Irish War for Independence brought the Golden Era of Irish whisky-making to a halt. Two hundred and thirty years later, Jack and Stephen Teeling opened the Teeling Whisky Company, resurrecting the Spirit of Dublin and bringing their family’s legacy back to life.
As part of the Distillery’s Vintage Reserve Collection, it offers 5,000 bottles of 24-Year-Old Single Malt and 275 bottles of 33-Year-Old Single Malt. But its crown jewel is the 38 bottles of a 34-Year-Old Single Malt so exclusive that it isn’t even available on the Distillery’s website yet. Originally distilled in 1983 and bottled at 40.9%, the 34-Year-Old was aged in bourbon barrels made of ex-American oak. The result is a complex floral nose with a deeply layered flavor. Set to retail at the suggested value of $5,000 a bottle, the cost is a small price to pay for this golden nugget of Irish history.
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