We are delighted to announce the latest release in our collaboration with Teeling Whiskey and Musella winery, Teeling Musella Amarone Finish Vol II.
With Volume II we have brought together our expertise in wine and spirits, working with our partners at Teeling Whiskey and Musella winery to create a new Irish whiskey expression, a 12-year-old Irish single malt whiskey seasoned in the finest Italian Amarone cask.
At the start of this process we were interested in creating a limited edition Irish whiskey finished in wine barrels, but it was important to us that we could select the type of wine that had been in the barrel and also that it would be one the wineries we work with as we wanted to dictate the wine quality and the quality of the barrels. We approached Musella Winery as we believed that their Amarone, as a wine style with its complexity and touch of sweetness, would add an interesting flavour dimension to the whiskey. Musella were delighted to work on the project and their support was integral for the authenticity of the project, therefore we acknowledge Musella on the label.
We wanted a whiskey that displayed great character on its own but also one with subtlety and finesse that would take on the character of the wine barrels. Our Irish single malt brings soft toffee and cream with brighter fruit notes of melon and lemon. The team at O’Briens worked closely with Teelings tasting the whiskey over the course of the aging process, as the flavour profile developed and took on the complex raisined dark fruit and spice flavours of the Amarone cask. For this expression we aged the whiskey in Amarone cask for longer period to develop deeper flavour profile, evidenced from its russet tone. We wanted to preserve the character of the cask aging while adding a layer of complexity from the wine finish. The whiskey was bottled at 46% and is non-chill filtered to preserve the character.
We believe that together with our partners we have a unique Irish whiskey expression with character and balance and now at a great introductory price of €70 down from €80 as part of our Irish Whiskey Sale. The bottle is presented in a gift box making it an ideal present for the whiskey lover in your life. Stocks are limited but you can pick up your bottle exclusively at your local O’Briens store or online. We hope you enjoy it.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, this offer will end on 2nd January 2018 , please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.