Teeling Rosé Wine Cask: A whiskey from an Irish-German collaboration

A Teeling Small Batch Whiskey with a finish in wine casks from the Reichsrat von Buhl winery

 

For the fourth time, the Irish Teeling Distillery has worked together with the German winery Reichsrat von Buhl to create a special whiskey edition: The Teeling Rosé Wine Cask was finished in wine casks from the winery Reichsrat von Buhl. This edition is limited to 900 bottles.

The fourth collaboration edition

The highly regarded Reichsrat von Buhl winery is known for its Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. In the previous collaborations between Teeling and Reichsrat von Buhl, casks of both types of wine were already used: The first edition was the Teeling Riesling Cask Finish presented in 2018. This was followed in 2020 by the Teeling Pinot Noir Cask Finish and in 2021 by the Teeling Riesling Grand Cru Cask Finish. The rosé, whose barrels were used to finish the current new whiskey edition, was also made from Pinot Noir grapes.

The Teeling Rosé Cask Finish was presented by the importer Borco Marken Import at the beginning of September during the Palatinate Gourmet Festival, which was held on the premises of the winery in Deidesheim. 18 star and top chefs cooked for the guests, who could also enjoy various Teeling whiskeys in addition to the exquisite wines of the winery.

The Teeling Rosé Wine Cask is an Irish small batch blend based on grain and malt whiskey. After six years of separate maturation of the two types of whiskey in ex-bourbon casks, the whiskey was batched in a ratio of 3:1 and received a 12-month finish in rosé wine casks. It was bottled without chill filtration in natural colour with an alcohol content of 46% ABV.

Tasting Notes for the Teeling Rosé Wine Cask

Nose: fresh strawberries, raspberries, grape skins and pear

Palate: Rhubarb crumble with cream embedded in bright citrus notes of grapefruit

Finish: light finish that lingers on the tongue

 

Image: Teeling / Borco Marken Import