Teeling Whiskey just released the first in their Wonders of Wood Series, limited edition bottlings of single pot still whiskey designed to utilize unique styles of wood for maturation.
This first edition of “WOW” bottlings consists of a single pot still crafted from a recipe of 50% malted barley and 50% un-malted barley, which was then triple distilled in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin. It was fully matured in virgin Chinkapin American white oak barrels.
Chinkapin oak is native to Eastern and Central North America with a wide wood grain that’s similar in composition to chestnut oak.
Teeling distillers find that when used for the maturation of Irish whiskey, the Chinkapin produces what’s described as a unique taste experience, layering a gingerbread spice and banana bread sweetness to the whiskey.
This first WOW edition recently took home honors from the 2022 World Whiskies Awards, picking up the title of the World’s Best Irish Single Pot Still.