EDIT: As part of #IrishWhiskeyMonth, I wanted to repost one of my favorite Teeling Whiskey drinks from last year: Exiles and Poetry. If you wanna join the party, use the hashtag #IrishWhiskeyMonth on Instagram and I’ll repost your photo! The only rule is that you have to include Irish Whiskey in your cocktail.
If it feels like October is a happening month with a whole bunch of new bottles in my Home Bar, YOU’RE TOTALLY RIGHT! The newest bottle I’ve got is the sibling to one of my all time fave Whiskies, Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey. Remember that? Remember how I went through that bottle faster than any other bottle I’ve ever had cause I made so many recipes with it?
Well, now I’ve got the Teeling Single Grain Whiskey and woooooooooooah my god, it’s SOOOOO DELICIOUS!
I was introduced to the Single Grain at a fabulous Teeling tasting I went to recently and was blown away by how smooth and complex this Whiskey is. It’s aged in ex California Cabernet Sauvignon barrels which makes for a super interesting set of flavors. In addition to some nice vanilla, caramel and oak notes, Teeling Single Grain also has red fruit tones, grassy notes, and tannins. Awesome right? Oh and it’s silky silky and has really long legs in the glass. YEAAAAAAH BABY!
My first thoughts for putting the Single Grain in a cocktail were, “PUNCH! PORT! LEMON SHERBET!” (and that recipe will be coming soon, I promise), but my second thought was “PREPROHIBITION STYLE! BOKER’S BITTERS! VERMOUTH!”
So here we go! everyone ready? Cause I’m totally ready.
Exiles & Poetry
- 1 3/4 oz Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
- 1/2 oz Cynar
- 1/2 oz Dolin Dry
- 1 dash Boker’s Bitters
- Garnish: Orange peel
Combine ingredients over ice and stirrrrrrrrr. Strain into chilled coupe, express Orange peel and garnish.