J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Introducing the latest release from the oldest holding of Single Malt in the Teeling Whiskey warehouses, Teeling 32 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Purple Muscat Finish. This rare single cask is an evolution of the award-winning “World’s Best” 24, 28 and 30 year old single malts and continues a legacy of excellence in Irish craftsmanship.
Distilled in 1990, matured in Bourbon casks for 28 years and finished in a Purple Muscat French Oak cask for a further four years, the result is a truly exquisite whisky. This bottling is the first Very Rare Caks Collection from Teeling Whisky
Dublin’s Teeling Whiskey continues its series of ultra-limited, crazy rare bottlings, the latest being this one, a single malt lager distilled in 1990, matured in bourbon casks for 28 years and finished in a single Portuguese Purple Muscat French Oak cask for an extra cask. four years, bringing the total to 32 years. Purple Muscat, you ask? It’s really just one of dozens of synonyms for Muscat Rouge, a red variety of the more familiar Muscat grape, although this wine was clearly made in Portugal – specifically the Setubal region near Lisbon. 283 bottles were produced, all for sale in the U.S. only.
Intensely amber in color, there’s no doubt you’re walking into something well-aged and special when you tuck in here. Nutty and fruity in equal measure on the nose, overtones of soft oak wash over you, tempering notes of honeydew, vanilla and graham crackers. That said, the aromatics are subdued; despite the age and cask finish, this whiskey never really breaks out of the glass. The palate is another story. Here things are downright explosive, first with slightly sweet wine notes – red berries, a clear Muscat wine note, juicy raisins and some floral incense notes. It’s enveloping and beautiful, but as the finish arrives, the whiskey falls back on its Irish roots, offering notes of honey and fresh kernels, brown butter and lingering vanilla notes.
The Teeling family has been making Irish whiskey since 1782, when Walter Teeling opened his whiskey distillery on Marrowbone Lane in Dublin. Dublin has traditionally been the heart of Ireland’s whiskey production. The history of Ireland’s whiskey production is incredibly exciting and dramatic and is largely connected to the country’s relationship with England, for better or for worse. As many as 37 distilleries had smoke in their chimneys at the beginning of the 20th century, but one by one the distilleries closed and since 1976 no whiskey has been distilled in Dublin – until now! The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first newly opened distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and the Teeling family see it as their mission to bring the art of distilling back to the heart of Dublin!
The tasty whiskey comes from 3 shiny pot stills, which are named after Jack Teeling’s 3 daughters. 25% of production is dedicated to whiskey of an experimental nature, making Teeling one of the most exciting distilleries to keep an eye on in the future.