Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
What the Distillery Says:
Single Grain – Recently Awarded World’s Best Grain at the World Whiskies Awards, 2014. This award-winning addition is one of only a handful of Single Grain Bottlings in the world.
It is fully matured in Californian red wine barrels resulting in an intensely fruity and beautifully amber liquid, with lush berry notes.
Hand selected casks, bottled at 46% with no chill filtration to ensure all the unique flavour is captured.
Nose: Spice and fruit notes mingle with an underlying sweet nose.
Taste: Strong spice at the start developing into lush red berries and grapes, with drying tannin effect at the end.
Finish: Dry finish dominated by wood and spice.
What Richard Says:
Nose: The first whiff is a harsh snip of nail polish remover. If you give it a couple of drops of water and a few minutes to open then slight notes of Brach’s butterscotch candies and vanilla buttercream frosting.
Palate: There is a nice plum fruitiness mixed with notes of under ripe apples. It has a creamy round body finishing with salted butter and honey.
Finish: Short with just a hint of wood and tannic notes.
Comments: There is a lot here to like but it doesn’t really seem to come together the right way. I seems like this needs some more work.