Teeling Whiskey Officially World’s Best

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Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey company is proud to announce that it’s 24-Year-Old Single Malt has claimed the prestigious World’s Best Single Malt award at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.

In winning the award, Teeling has made history. It is the first time an Irish whiskey has been named as the world’s best single malt. They received the award at the exclusive World Whiskies Awards 2019 ceremony. This was held in the Honourable Artillery Company in London on Thursday evening 28th March.

This revered accolade marks a momentous occasion not just for Teeling but for Ireland’s whiskey industry overall. At the awards, Teeling overcame fierce competition. They fought off renowned whiskey industry leaders from Scotland and Japan to take the number one prize for World’s Best Single Malt.

Single Malt is considered the “gold standard” of world whiskey. This is due to its production process as well as its character and flavour profile. The single malt category has become synonymous with Scottish whiskey and more recently has been the style of whiskey driving the emergence of Japanese whiskey and other new age whiskey producing regions.

Commenting on the win, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey said: “Since reviving our old family trademark of Teeling Whiskey back in 2012 we have endeavoured to make sure every bottle of Irish whiskey we release with our family name on it is of the highest quality.”

“To be honoured as the World’s Best Single Malt and in the process become the first Irish whiskey to ever have achieved such world-wide acclaim is very humbling. It reflects the global resurgence and revival of both Teeling and Irish whiskey. We are now right back at the top table of global whiskey. Teeling look forward to continue leading this new golden era for Irish whiskey.”

“We are also extremely proud of the team we have created, and this award is testament to the creativity, hard-work and dedication of our staff both here in Ireland and around the world, and I would like to thank them all for helping us achieve this ambition.”

The World Whiskies Awards is a premier celebration of the very best in all internationally recognised styles of whiskey. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com and Whisky Magazine, the World Whiskies Awards is one of the highlights of the year for the global whiskey industry. The awards select, reward and promote the world’s best whiskeys to consumers and trade across the globe. An esteemed panel of internationally recognised whiskey experts chose Teeling’s 24-Year-Old Single Malt as world’s best.


The Teeling Whiskey 24-Year-Old Single Malt is a multi-award winning super premium bottling of Irish single malt whiskey. The whiskey made from 100% malted barley was originally matured for 21 years in ex-Bourbon barrels. It was then aged for an extra three years in ex-Sauterne wine casks. The combination of aging processes and the unique Irish climate produces an extraordinary whiskey. It has a complex yet silky smooth taste. With flavours of fig jam, honey, apricots, and white chocolate and crisp saltiness at the end to balance the sweetness off. This very small batch bottling is available in select markets around the world. These include Ireland, US, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and some Asian markets.

To find out more information on Teeling Whiskey, visit www.teelingwhiskey.com


The Teelings have been crafting Irish whiskey since 1782. Then Walter Teeling had a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in The Liberties of Dublin. At this time there were over 37 different distilleries in Dublin alone. These were particularly centralised in the industrial engine room of the city: The Liberties; the Coombe, Newmarket and Smithfield.

During the 19th century Dublin whiskey became globally recognised as the premier whiskey in the world. Some of the largest distilleries of the time emerged from these smaller operations in Dublin’s Liberties. The remains of many of these can still be seen to this day. However in 1976 the last Dublin distillery shut down with production moved to Midleton, Cork.


The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded in 2012 to revive the old Teeling family trademark of Irish whiskey and bring craft distilling back to the City of Dublin. Teeling has quickly become the most progressive Irish whiskey company. They are driving category choice and innovation through a selection of unique handcrafted small batch Irish whiskeys. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery started operation in 2015 as the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years. It has taken in over 350,000 visitors since opening in June of that year. Teeling Whiskey is now exported to over 60 different export markets. They have won over 200 international awards for its quality.


The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is open from 9.30am – 5.30pm, 7 days a week. It hosts guided tours of the only operational distillery in Dublin city. The tour involves seeing all the elements involved in whiskey production from barley to milling to fermentation right up to 3 custom made copper pot stills. All tours receive a measure of Teeling Whiskey with an accompanying pre-prohibition style cocktail. There are a variety of options for whiskey tasting experiences involving an upgrade to a Teeling Trinity tasting or taste the award winning range of Teeling Single Malts. Visitors can also enjoy a second drink at the ‘Bang Bang Bar’ or purchase distillery exclusive items in the gift shop. The Phoenix café within the distillery is also a great place for people to taste locally roasted Cloudpicker coffee or relax with some freshly baked pastries or sandwiches.

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5 thoughts on “Teeling Whiskey Officially World’s Best”

  1. LOL this article is fake news pandering to the industry. So COOLEY is the greatest distillery then. Teeling only just bottled their first whiskey a 3 year old. Not old enough to have 24 year old juice. It is sourced elsewhere. Look at them taking credit for someone elses product.

    • Hi Joe, thanks for your message… do see your point, although what I would say is that it doesn’t matter if they use other people’s juice as they have been independent bottlers since 2014, buying casks and bottling them (just as we do, as does SMWS, Douglas Laing, Gordon & Macphail, Cadenheads and many others). Here the skill is in choosing when to bottle casks, what flavour profiles you want to be known for and acquiring and maturing them in the first place. So a lot more goes into it than it probably looks like from the outside.

      Plus, I’m reliably told it’s not Cooley.

      Finally, we don’t pander to anyone, we tell stories, highlight interest news review hundreds of whiskies and write thoughtpieces on areas of the industry we have opinions on.

      Cheers and thanks for taking the time to message and for taking an interest in GreatDrams.



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