Teeling Whiskey, the leading independent Irish whiskey company, has appointed Infinium Spirits as their exclusive importer of the Teeling Whiskey portfolio of premium Irish whiskey brands to the US market.
The US is the largest and fastest growing market for Irish whiskey with sales of 2.2m cases in 2012 and is now a larger category than Scottish single malts. Irish whiskey sales have risen over 400% since 2002 with continued growth in excess of 20% forecasted for 2014 and beyond.
The Teeling family whiskey heritage dates back to distilling in Dublin in 1782 when Walter Teeling set up a distillery in Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties. Jack and his brother Stephen, Sales & Marketing Director, are the current generation of Teelings involved in the Irish whiskey industry.
Teeling Whiskey is a small batch bottling from hand selected casks of grain and malt Irish whiskey which are further matured in former rum barrels. Teeling Whiskey is bottled at 46% with no chill filtration which provides an extra sweet and smooth flavor making it truly a unique Irish whiskey.While initially starting out as an independent bottler, the aim of the new generation of Teelings is to bring Teeling Whiskey home by establishing the first new whiskey distillery in Dublin in over 125 years.
Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, commented, “We are delighted to be able to partner with Infinium Spirits on launching our Teeling Whiskey brand in the US market. Given the importance of the US for any Irish whiskey we took our time selecting our importer and believe we have found a like-minded family-owned partner to take advantage of the opportunity for our unique expressions of Irish whiskey. We look forward to working with the Infinium team and getting our Teeling whiskey on back bars and shelves in the US.”
Infinium Spirits is a company focused on developing distinctive brands in the premium and ultra-premium segments of the US spirits industry.