this is the Spirit

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09:00 sharp. Here we go. Morning coffee, the history of Irish whiskey and the story of Teeling Whiskey Co. Tasting and after that behind the bar with a creative – hopefully – pro touch with a Lappish twist. Was it a training day to remember or…

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Fakta. Joskus muinoin Irlannissa oli yli 100 tislaamoa ja 1000 lupaa tislata. Odotusarvo on, että vuonna 2030 tislaamoita olisi jälleen jo yli 30.

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Fakta. Joskus Irlantilainen viski oli 60-70% koko maailman viskituotannosta. Nykyisin se on 4,5% maailman viskituotannosta – kasvaa koko ajan. Miksi irlantilainen viski aikanaan ”kuoli”?

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What makes Irish culture and products so fascinating? Why it appeals to Finnish people? Are we going to see the new rise of Irish pubs in Finland – what makes a proper Irish bar?

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Fakta. Maailman vanhin viskitislaamo on irlantilainen Kilbeggan. Dublin – miksi muinoin? Loistavat olosuhteet viskin tuottamiselle – paljon vettä, paljon viljaa eikö veroja. Miten veroja kierrettiin – ja siinä samalla syntyi? Teeling Whiskey Co. on muuten ensimmäinen tislaamo Dublinissa 125 vuoteen.

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Kuulemma fakta. Irlannissa on niin paljon pottuja, että kun avaat torpan kuin torpan oven, niin ne vyöryvät ylitsesi.

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Mikä merkitys tuotteen alkoholipitoisuudella on kun käytät sitä juomasekoitusten valmistukseen? Onko ihan sama onko tuote 46-til% tai 40-til%!!?

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This pic is all about bartending as it`s best – sharing your professionalism 🙂

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What on earth is this? “Dublin Crow – “Teeling Single Malt, crowberry juice…

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Let me tell you. It`s called “Rohto”. There is Poitin, mushroom tea, rowanberry, honey…

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Beautiful balance. What it really means and to how to find it – which one is the genius part when you`re balancing the product or a cocktail? “ACT – Teeling Single Grain, fresh lingonberry purèe, cinnamon…
“Autumn flavours with Teeling – Teeling Single Malt, fresh lemon juice, fresh lingonberry purée, chocolate bitters, rosemary…

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Kysymys. Kuka keksi “Irish Coffeen” ja missä? Tapahtuiko tämä oikeasti sillä tietyllä lentokentällä tietyn henkilön toimesta vai… Irish Coffee – play around with it!

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“The King is back – Teeling Small Batch, fresh lemon juice, cane sugar, peach bitters, saffron syrup… “Garnishes were amazing and all foraged that morning… – Kevin

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“Fantastic day playing around with Teeling Whiskey with the students from Lapland Tourism College. Infusion of Irish flavours and Lappish flavours. The standard of drinks from ”students” was unbelievable! – Kevin

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“Teeling dew – Teeling Single Malt, fresh lingonberry purèe, cane sugar, egg white…

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“Childhood memories – Teeling Single Grain, pineapple syrup, ½ apple, lingonberry juice…

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“The Phoenix Forest – whole range with Arctic Cloudberry Liqueur, ginger syrup, lemon…

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“We will rise again, Dublin whiskey is back!” After what I witnessed that`s quite easy to believe. There is that exciting buzzzzzz – Teeling came with a feeling. Thank You so much Teeling Whiskey Co. – Hugh & Kevin, Kevin & Hugh 🙂 It was great to have you here – brilliant relaxed two days with you guys. Really got the boost to play and work with the Irish Whiskey. New ideas, new spirit and now we really know – learning all the time. Don`t be surprised if you bump into some of us at the Newmarket Square. Thank You Interbrands Wines & Spirits and Juho for introducing The Teeling Whiskey Co. to us appreciated Friend 🙂

What do you think about Kevin`s & Hugh`s visit? “What a great day we had. I learned a lot and I´m certainly going to use it. Really interesting, inspiring and fresh. I`m very thank full for the opportunity to train with them. This whole thing left me excited…

It`s time to close this week with the Masterclass of bartending with one more post. That post includes one more “Teeling chapter”, `cause we had this idea on Friday during Juho`s wine training. Could we mix Teeling Whiskey and wines, with the Lappish twist, as a cocktail? Why not – we have this Teeling feeling now. Maybe with Cabernet Sauvignon?

 

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