The record for the most expensive whiskey from a new distillery to ever be sold at auction was set by Teeling whiskey.
The first 100 bottles of Teeling’s Celebratory Single Pot Still Irish whiskey were sold by an online auctioneer in 2018. All profits from the auction were donated to Dublin charities.
The first bottle sold for a world record £10,000 (US$12,992) – comfortably beating the previous record holder, Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery who recently sold a bottle for £7,900.
Teeling’s record breaking whiskey was distilled in 2015 and the liquid matured in ex-Muscat wine casks for over three years. It was produced from a combination of 50% un-malted barley and 50% malted barley.
It is the first whiskey distilled at Teeling’s Dublin site to be sold, and teeling have become the first Irish distillery to auction off their first ever bottling.
They are now gearing up for the commercial release of the Teeling Single Pot Still, with 6,000 bottles set for release in November 2018.
Jack Teeling, founder and managing director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “The release of the first Dublin distilled whiskey for nearly 50 years is truly a landmark occasion for the revival of Dublin as an urban centre for whiskey distillation and I can think of no better way to honour this than the first bottle achieving a world record price.
“This is another chapter in the revival of the craft of distilling in Dublin and heralds the beginning of our own range of Dublin distilled whiskeys on a wider scale, with the release of our commercially available Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey later in the year.
“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.”
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling