January 6, 2015
When the Teeling Whiskey Company decided to release two new bottlings from its Vintage Reserve Collection, the company called on East Kilbride based Glencairn Crystal to partner the bottle design and manufacture for the 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve Irish single malts.
The 30 Year Old release is believed to be the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released, allegedly making this the world’s most exclusive Irish whiskey.
Said Scott Davidson, Product Director of Glencairn: “Glencairn Crystal’s reputation for high quality products is known globally throughout the whisky industry. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Teeling Whiskey Company to design and supply these unique hand-cut crystal decanters for the latest editions to Teelings Vintage Reserve Collection.”
The Gold Reserve bottling consists of 26 year old single malt Irish whiskey double distilled in 1987 and matured firstly in bourbon casks then allowed to marry in white Burgundy wine casks. This small batch bottling of 1,000 bottles, is the first Irish whiskey to be finished in white Burgundy wine casks.
The Platinum Reserve 30 Year old bottling has been limited to 250 bottles. Having been double distilled in 1983 and allowed to rest for over 30 years in a Bourbon cask this limited edition whiskey has inherited a huge amount of character and is exceptional not only in taste but also in its rarity.
The Gold Reserve 26 Year Old will retail for approximately €475 (US$600, £400) and the Platinum Reserve for approximately €1,500 (US$2,000, £1,200). The products are initially only available in Ireland through Dublin Airport and the Celtic Whiskey Store and will then be rolled out to select international markets and travel retailers.
For further information visit www.glencairn.co.uk. or call on 01355 279717. For media enquires call John Sheridan on 07777 8989150.