Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
$35 to $40
What the Distillery Says:
Our Flagship Irish whiskey and our attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavour unique to Irish whiskey. By bottling at 46% with no chill filtration completes an Irish whiskey of true character.
NOSE An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum.
TASTE While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue.
FINISH Slightly moorish, sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.
What Richard Says:
Nose: The rum definitely shines through on the nose. You would think it spent longer than six months in those casks. That honey sweetness is laid against a lighter orange blossom fragrance.
Palate: Toffee and vanilla sweet, rich, and creamy with a nice spicy black pepper kick to balance it out.
Finish: A little of the peppery note carries over into the finish but quickly gets out of the way for a more subtle lingering woody finish.
Comments: A high malt content Irish blend finished for six months in rum casks. Yes it’s as good as it sounds. It is a real stunner at it’s price point. I would have no problem picking this up again and again. This is probably my favorite rum finished Irish whiskey of all that I’ve tried to date.
Rating: Stands Out