Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%
Backpitts is the first peated whiskey that has come from the Teeling distillery.
Inspired by the old "Blackpitts" area behind the new distillery this was once the area that was home to some of the largest malting houses in Ireland.
The whiskey is triple distilled as you would expect from an Irish whiskey, and this helps keep those medicinal notes a bay that you would likely find in peated Scottish whisky.
The whiskey is then matured in a combination of 2/3 ex-bourbon and 1/3 ex-sauternes casks before being bottled at 46% and un chill-filtered.
|Cask Type||Ex-bourbon & Ex-sauternes|
Nose: Inviting nose where barbeque smoke and cloves are intermingled with fresh notes of butterscotch and orange peel.
Palate: On the palate, a fascinating blend of Applewood smoke, honey and allspice are married with stewed pears and fresh grilled pineapple.
Finish: This whiskey finishes with the return of a savoury smoke over a lingering wood undertone, which combines delightfully with notes of salted caramel.