Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
$50 to $55
What the Distillery Says:
Third release in the Premium range of Teeling expressions completing our full range of non aged Irish whiskeys. Made from 100% Malted Barley from a range of different ages including Malt whiskey distilled in 1991. Aim to produce the most flavoursome NA Irish Single Malt based on our innovative maturation/finishing techniques while retaining the distinctive Irish smoothness. Consists of a vatting of 5 different wine cask (Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon) finished Irish Malt whiskeys. Like all the Teeling whiskeys it is bottled at 46% with no chill filtration allowing for all the natural flavours of the whiskey to be retained.
Nose Vibrant with notes of melon, figs, toffee and lemon
Taste A balance mix of dry fruits, citrus, vanilla, spice and cloves
Finish Long with sweetness in harmony with dry tannins from the wood
What Richard Says:
Nose: Crisp, fresh, fruity sweet, and slightly tannic. Apple peels, lemon bars, white chocolate shavings, and toffee crisps.
Palate: Vanilla cream on Christmas cakes followed by a snort of Port with a root beer chaser. As it opens up, more of the white chocolate from the nose starts coming out in the palate too.
Finish: Mildly wood, slightly tannic, and a spice grinder full of spices (not “spicy”).
Comments: I would say that there is a lot going on here but with a vatting of five different wine casks how could you not expect that. Surprisingly, the blending is superb and everything coalesces quite nicely. I’m having a hard time deciding whether I like this better or the Small Batch. But then again, if you don’t have to choose why would you.
Rating: Stands Out