Irish Whiskey FAQs
Irish Whiskey is usually the answer. For everything else – see below for our most frequently asked questions.
What is Irish Whiskey?
Irish Whiskey is a mash of cereal grains, fermented, distilled and matured for a minimum of three years inside wood casks on the Island of Ireland
How is Teeling Irish Whiskey made?
Teeling Irish Whiskey is made using various cereal grains, unique yeast strains fermented and distilled in Ireland, matured in numerous styles of different casks. Teeling makes a variety of styles of Irish Whiskey, each in Small Batches, with a focus on flavour. Blended Whiskey, Single Malt, Single Grain and the only uniquely Irish style of Whiskey, Single Pot Still.
What to mix with Irish Whiskey?
Irish Whiskey can be enjoyed however you like to enjoy whiskey, neat, on ice, with a mixer or in a cocktail. There’s no wrong way to enjoy Irish whiskey! Explore Teeling Whiskey cocktail recipes here.
What is the difference between Irish whiskey and Scotch?
The difference between Irish whiskey and Scotch isn’t worlds apart and they can be seen as cousins in the whiskey industry. Ireland makes World Class Single Malt Irish Whiskey and brilliantly tasty Blended Irish Whiskey but also has it’s own uniquely Irish style of Whiskey in Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
What is the difference between Irish whiskey and Bourbon?
The difference between Irish whiskey and Bourbon is the grains used in the production process. Amercian whiskeys are segmented by the prominent cereal grain, in bourbon this is corn or maize. There is a style of Irish Whiskey that is similar to Bourbon called ‘Single Grain’.
Is Irish Whiskey gluten free?
Yes, Irish Whiskey is gluten free. Although Whiskey is made from grains that contain gluten it is safe for Coeliacs as the protein containing gluten is not carried through the Distilllation process.
What is Small Batch Irish Whiskey?
Small batch Irish whiskey is, for us, a production run of whiskey made in small quantities. We recreate our Irish whiskeys every year, each batch size equating to around 10,000 bottles. We focus on the flavour and quality of each batch rather than mass producing large quantities.
What are the 4 types of Irish whiskey?
The Four Types of Irish Whiskey are Single Malt Irish Whiskey (both peated and unpeated), Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and Blended Irish Whiskey. Explore our Irish Whiskey collection here.
What is Single Malt Irish Whiskey?
Single Malt Irish Whiskey is whiskey made entirely from Malted Barley and produced in one single distillery.
What is Single Grain Irish Whiskey?
Single Grain Irish Whiskey is made from any combination of cereal grains, distilled in a column still with no greater than 30% of malted barley. It is a style of Irish Whiskey that is similar to American whiskeys.
What is Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey?
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is the only uniquely Irish style of whiskey. Made in Ireland it contains a minimum of 30% malted barley, and a minimum of 30% unmalted barley.
What is Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey?
Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey is similar to Single Malt Irish Whiskey in that it’s made in one distillery from 100% malted barley the difference being peat smoke is used to dry the barley which means the smokey flavour remains.