Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey is aged not in ex-bourbon barrels--which is what is done in the great majority of Irish whiskey--but rather in ex-Flor de Cana rum barrels. This gives their whiskey an extra sweetness owing to the rum along with the signature vanilla and caramel of the oak.
Teeling Small Batch was named Best Blended Irish Whiskey in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (out of 14 entries).
The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded on the concept of creating alternative Irish whiskey that has more personality and flavor than what they call the more "accessible" competition. It was founded on the Teeling family name, who claim a whiskey heritage going back to 1782 though the modern company was founded much more recently by Jack Teeling (son of John Teeling of the Cooley Distillery). Their company is blending, aging, and bottling whiskey from different sources much in the style of scotch independent bottlers and we note Teeling as the producer for that reason.