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Teeling Whiskey brings Japanese Edition to Australia 

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Irish Whiskey brand Teeling Whiskey has launched a new product to its Australian portfolio: the Explorers Series 15-Year-Old Japanese Edition Irish Whisky. 

According to the brand, the drink blends Irish and Japanese characteristics, incorporating Mugi Shochu casks. Teeling Whisky was aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 11 years to capture the complete character, followed by four years in special ex-Mugi Shochu spirit casks imported directly from Japan.

This Japanese Shochu is made from Mugi, which is Japanese for barley and fermented using the traditional Koji fermentation technique before being distilled in a pot still and stored in traditional Japanese wood casks.

“With our new Explorers Series 15-Year-Old Japanese Edition, we have pushed the boundaries of Irish Whiskey by incorporating elements of Japanese craft spirits,” said Jack Teeling, founder and MD of Teeling Whiskey. 

“Through a friend living in Japan, we could source these casks directly and have been waiting patiently for over four years before we felt it was the right time to bottle up this one-of-a-kind whiskey.”

This limited-edition production features complex Japanese-inspired artwork on the tube and label, which reflects the whiskey’s cultural fusion. 

The Teeling 15-Year-Old Japanese Explorer’s Edition is available for $175 at Dan Murphy’s.

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