World Whiskies Awards (WWA) and San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC)
The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has continued to build on its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of Irish whiskey by receiving a number of significant awards from two of the world’s top spirits competitions; the World Whiskies Awards and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
First held in 2007, the World Whiskies Awards search for the very best whiskies in the world. Teeling Whiskey Irish Single Malt was honoured with the accolade of ‘World’s Best’ and founder and MD of TWC, Jack Teeling, was awarded the prestigious title of ‘World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador.’ Held in London, this year’s competition saw more than 300 whiskies put through their paces with three rounds of rigorous tastings, to win the coveted title of the ‘World’s Best’
Teeling Single Malt – World’s Best Irish Single Malt (WWA)
Jack Teeling – World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador (WWA)
Teeling Small Batch – Best Blended Irish Whiskey (SFWSC)
Teeling Small Batch – Double Gold Medal (SFWSC)
Teeling Single Grain – Gold Medal (SFWSC)
Teeling Single Malt – Gold Medal (SFWSC)
Further to this, Teeling Whiskey Small Batch has been honoured the coveted ‘Best Blended Irish Whiskey’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and four gold medals were awarded for the Teeling Small Batch, Single Grain and Single Malt whiskeys. As the first comprehensive, International judging competition ever to be held in the USA on an annual basis, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the most respected in the industry.
Commenting on the wins, Jack Teeling said “I am humbled to be named ‘World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador’ but more importantly the reputation for our whiskeys continues to increase. Over the past three years, Teeling Whiskey has been embraced both in Ireland and across the world in over 35 export markets. We are extremely proud of the whiskeys we have produced to date and it is an honour for our whiskeys to be recognised as the world’s best in these two competitions. With construction of our new distillery in Dublin almost complete, we are excited to continue to provide high quality and unique expressions to Irish whiskey drinkers around the world.”
The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded by Jack Teeling in 2012 to revive his family-old trademark of Irish whiskey and bring distilling back to Dublin, where Walter Teeling had a distillery in the Liberties in the 18th century. In January 2014, The Teeling Whiskey Company announced a €10 million investment in a new distillery and visitor centre at Newmarket in The Liberties. Work started on site in August 2014 and is on schedule to open to the public in May 2015. This will be the first new distillery in Dublin city in 125 years.