Teeling Blackpitts Cask Strength: Irish whiskey heavily peated

Petra Milde |

A limited cask strength version of Teeling Blackpitts


On St. Patrick's Day, there has to be news about Irish whiskey, of course: The Teeling Blackpitts in the Cask Strength version is meanwhile available on several other European markets as well after it had already been launched in Ireland last autumn. This limited edition of the "Big Smoke" with its 56.5% ABV joins the classic Teeling Blackpitts with 46% ABV.

The Blackpitts Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey was named after a district of Dublin where once malting industry was located. "Big Smoke" not only stands for the aromatic character of this whiskey, but is also a nickname for the centre of Dublin, whose skyline is characterised by the famous Poolbeg chimneys, a reminder of former industrial roots as well as a symbol for nowaday's industry. These chimneys can be found on the back label of the Teeling Blackpitts.

The whiskey for this Teeling Blackpitts Cask Strength was matured exclusively in ex-bourbon casks. 8,400 bottles of this edition were released.

Tasting Notes for the Teeling Blackpitts Cask Strength


Nose: Distinct bonfire smokey earthiness with underlying hints of orchard fruit and maple syrup.

Taste: Charred apple and pear fruit notes are interwoven with vibrant peat smoke, salt and lavende.

Finish: Dry wood spice fades to a long smokey, savoury finish

Petra Milde is a freelance author of books and specialist writing about spirits and food. She has been supporting the Whisky.de editorial team since 2015 and creates informative and entertaining articles in the news section.

Besides her writing work, she moderates tastings and can be met at spirits fairs, both behind the stands and in front of them, looking for new products and interesting people to talk to.