Teeling 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Revival - Vol. V
Stated Age
12 years old
Cognac and Brandy Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L18 001 098
Added on
14 May 2018 8:24 am by avansele

Average value

€ 115,95

8 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.98 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Good malt with an interesting barrel finish.
    Teeling often has something like that. For me it is perfectly round and balanced. What flavors the brandy and cognac barrel delivers is not yet clear to me.
    Because I find many of these flavors in the "normal" single malt, which matures in 5 different barrels. thats why
    the PLV of this whole revival series is a bit too ambitious for me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, floral with lots of fresh hay and vanilla. Light citrus fruits, occasionally slightly pungent smell in the nose. Fresh, slightly sour bread dough. Add some peaches, apricots and pears. Doesn't look very complex, but it is harmonious and round.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Exotic fruits, slightly spicy and spicy.
      In addition sweet vanilla and creme brulee.
      Some dry hay. Spices and bread dough mix everything up.
      Not that bad.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Fresh mouthfeel remains, although the finish is rather short for me. Plus the sweetness of the pear.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Overall a delicious, fresh and fruity malt. Lies soft in the mouth and is not too complex. Still delicious, but the price is too high for what is on offer.
    • Nose
      85 85
      fresh and fruity; light grapes; Citrus notes; pears; Honey;
      Very tasty sweet-fruity nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      creamy-sweet mouthfeel; nice fruitiness with lots of citrus; pears again (slightly immature); apples; Pastry notes; some white pepper; delicate oak note
    • Finish
      83 83
      fruity notes; some honey; spicy oak note

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. jankes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Raisin Cake

    Knowing that Teeling only came on steam in 2015, this Revival must be from older Cooley stocks. A 12 years old Irish whisky that matured on former cognac and brandy casks? Sound promising.

    Well, now, that is a completely different nose than their NAS single malt. This Revival is very fruity on pears, banana, apricots, quince and gooseberries. With a hint of Sirop the Liège and some seminola, oat meal and raisin cake.

    Nicely creamy body, making it caress the tongue. The fruitiness returns – emphasis on apples and pears this time – and also offers some cake. A big dollop of honey enters the fray, while the oak delivers spices like white pepper, nutmeg and caramelized ginger. Round and rich.

    The finish is very long. The spices slowly fade to allow the sweet fruit to shine one last time.

    Lovely whisky for being only 12 years old. But a price tag of 100 to 120 EUR is over the top for a malt of this age, I feel.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Gris scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes also available in french on the whisky blog ;) http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/teeling-brabazon-small-batch-revival-v-19yo-2.html
    • Nose
      Fruity as i like it (well, I will repeat myself but the Teeling is generally fruity so it’s not my fault :p ). A very nice mix of apricots and pears with a wonderful touch of cognac. So can we assimilate it to a pear-brandy? No, it’s more subtle and this is particularly due to the fact that there are also pastry notes, turning it into a gourmet fruit cake.
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy and greedy. It’s still fruity (mainly on pears but also with an exotic touch) and always with nice pastry notes. A hint of honey at the end of the mouth which makes it softer again.
    • Finish
      Medium length with a long tendency. Fruity, honeyed and woody.


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