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Whisky Reviews for Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 02
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.39 points
- Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
- velvety and honeyed sweetness, slightly maderized fruits, intense spices, rather pronounced woody, almonds.
on the palate, it is more spicy and more alcoholic at first, the woody arrives, there is vanilla, toffee, very soft caramel and cooked fruits, a little light mold and return well honeyed.
in the final, it's unfortunately pretty short.
- The complete Tasting with info, comment and photos are here: https://dramned.blog/2018/01/21/teeling-brabazon-bottling-no-2-495/
The port wine influence reveals itself to me here with notes of fruity linseed oil in the nose. Smells very healthy! On this oily carpet then immediately builds a whole fruit basket of fruits. Freshly sliced yellow sweet mango and some unripe bananas, red grapes and pear compote. Honey sweetness with traces of vanilla and caramel deepen the sweet fruit even further. Florale notes after violets are not my thing otherwise, but here they are subtle and almost the harbinger of a spicy grassy herb meadow in late summer, which opens up with a longer smell in front of the eyes - really beautiful! The partly older port wine barrels show surprisingly little influence, primarily I have freshly polished tart oak and planed wood shavings.
This Teeling starts warm and dry with a nutty-oily texture. It is then also really sweet with fragrant acacia honey and heather. The oily does not let up, over and over again come freshly chopped flax seeds, plus ground peppercorns and macadamia nuts. The sweetness continues to become more herbaceous and a few mirabelle plums, immature cherries and sweet pears cheat. Again, I would have expected more strong European oak, but the woody character remains more in the background and tastes rather freshly beaten and polished and slightly resinous.
The finish is a little sensation! Although not overly long, but very aromatic. The oily continues, over-ripe mirabelles, roasted aniseed and hazelnuts, fresh hay and light grapes provide an aromatic-fresh mouthfeel. Some bitter oak sets dry accents.
- I am a little spoiled with the older Teeling
21 and 24 years old and miss the delicate ones
Passion fruit notes. Hopefully they get that in
- - very characterful Irish single malt
- I think it's better than the No.1 SHERRY
has a fruity, softer, rounder effect compared to the No.1
more elegant and for me better in taste, especially the dark fruits come out great and the dark chocolate / coffee note,
- Definitely too expensive for 70 €, currently about 45 € ok
Grapes, plums, dark fruits, strong and intense (still slightly alcoholic) impression
(with water): super intense, horny fruity nose, lots of old grapes and dark fruits, the "stinging element" in the nose is gone, really awesome!
(undiluted): spicy, very powerful, powerful approach, lots of oak, dark fruits, berries, dark chocolate, grapes, port wine
(with water): remains powerful and massive, dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee
medium-long, powerful finish;
medium-long spicy aftertaste, dark chocolate
- I much prefer this to the Oloroso-centered "Series 01". Displays more character as well as some surprisingly old and "edgy" oak notes.
Fruity and simultaneously musty, with a spicy edge that hints at the European oak involved in this bottling. Redcurrant, grape, Italian bitter orange soda, damp wooden attic and/or cellar, "dusty" oak spice, chocolate, clove, bay leaf, incense, limestone. In my view, the only thing that's holding this nose back are the younger components, which, due to the higher strength, interfere with the aromatic nuances. However, time and a drop of water work wonders here, pushing back the more aggressive aspect and boosting the lovely old cask aromas. Becomes more and more aromatic and fragrant the longer it's allowed to sit in dilution, ending up in almost perfumed, pleasantly musky territories. 86 points without water, close to 88 with water.
Mild and fruity attack with a velvety mouthfeel, then the intensity is dialed up quickly and the almost 50% make their presence felt. A good deal of heat and spicy oak in the middle, and then the fruits have their say, with poached pears and wine-soaked plums in the lead. Fairly sweet throughout, but never over the top, always balanced out by some spicy and herbal notes from the oak. Gets progressively drier, but never sheds its fruitiness completely. Good!
Very okay, though the younger malts in the vatting predominate at this point, and even adding water can't help that. Quite a few bitters from the cask as well.
- Good whisky. The influence of the port casks is subtle, but noticable. It is fruity and nicely balanced
Fruity, citrus, apricot, a bit flowery, vanilla
Caramel, dried fruits, pepper, oak, spicy, vanilla
A bit sharp, bitter, woad, raisins. A short finish, but it is not washy