Irish whiskey breaks world record for most expensive at auction
The Irish are a people of many talents...
But among our most famous is our penchant for producing world class whiskey.
This wisdom was reaffirmed on September 10 when the first 100 bottles of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still were sold online via Whisky Auctioneer.
According to The Spirits Business, the first bottle of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still broke the previous world record of £7,900 recently set by Cumbria’s Lakes Distillery.
Teeling fetched no less than £10,000 for the bottle (which amounts to €11,222). It was the highest price ever fetched by a whiskey from a new distillery. It is also the first release of whiskey distilled at Teeling’s Dublin site
The whiskey has been produced from a recipe of 50% un-malted barley and 50% malted barley. Distilled in 2015, the liquid has been matured for more than three years in ex-Muscat wine casks.
All profits made from the auction will be donated to charities around Dublin's Liberties, which is where the Teeling Distillery is based. The distillery has been on the scene since 2015.
6,000 bottles of the first batch are set for commercial release in November 2018.