Teeling Brabazon No. 3: 14-year-old single malt whiskey with PX finish

The new edition of the Brabazon spent three years in sherry casks

 

The Irish company Teeling Whiskey continues its Brabazon series with the third of four planned editions and this time they presented a whiskey with an age statement. It is a 14-year-old single malt whiskey that was matured in ex-bourbon barrels before it spent the last three years in former Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The Teeling Brabazon No. 3 is limited to 10,000 bottles worldwide and was bottled at 49.5% ABV.

This series of whiskeys owes its name to the Brabazon family, which for a long time played a major role in the development of Newmarket in the historic center of Dublin. Not far from the Brabazon House, which Teeling extensively renovated and in which the company's offices are now located, you can find the new Teeling Distillery. An illustration by Dublin artist Jil Deering depicts this Brabazon House and is the impressive motiv on the box of Teeling Brabazon No. 3.

The sherry casks for the characterizing three-year maturation came from the family-run winery Ximénez Spínola, which has been based in Jerez since 1792. They have been specialized on these sweet Pedro Ximénez grapes for over 300 years, according to an actual press release for the new Brabazon.

Official tasting notes for the Teeling Brabazon No. 3

Nose: apples, roasted nuts, plums and raisins

Flavor: dark chocolate, figs, sultanas and cooked pears

Finish: dried fruits, burnt sugar with a dry finish

 

Images: Teeling Whiskey / Borko-Marken-Import