Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Collaboration
Barleywine Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2018 5:23 pm by OsisXtra

Average value

€ 45.34

6 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling Barleywine

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.26 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    ... a very fruity, Irish blend that lacks any wood / oak aromas.
    Dessert wine-like !?
    At around 40.00 € it is far too expensive in my opinion!
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      fresh, sweet, juicy pears, grapefruit, lemons, floral, herbs;
    • Taste
      soft, fruity (apples, pears, compote), spices that are difficult to define (pepper?); obviously young, no wood;
    • Finish
      quite short, sweet, a lot of pear, decaying quite dry!

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    - unusual but also interesting flavors
    - intense and voluminous
    - Something different but quite expensive for 40 - 45 €
    • Nose
      mild, fruity, fresh, plum
    • Taste
      very fruity but also powerful start, still strong voluminous development in the mouth, wood, bitter almond, has a very astringent effect, herbal mixture
    • Finish
      short dry finish;
      medium-long, strong dry aftertaste

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite odd one, start off pretty well, then some strange eastern aroma's and flavours arrive. My mom used to work in a Indonesian 'Toko', and this whiskey takes me back to this period, very seldom that I pick up these kind of things.
    Unfortunetaly, alcohol soon seems to take over, covering it with some kind of bitter blanket.
    And it dies out pretty fast.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light and fruity, pears, ripe oranges, citrus, vegetal, eastern herbs as well, like being in a 'Toko'. Pretty some alcohol.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pretty smooth, again a mixture of ripe fruits and eastern asian herbs and vegetables. With a sweet edge underneath. Later in stronger, more alcoholic and powerful, with a bitter touch.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A little more power now, but less tasteful, more bitter. Orange zest, and alcohol bitterness. A bit short.

  4. Gris scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light and vaporous, we immediately realize that we are dealing with a (very) young whiskey. Sweet and light notes of fruit, on pears, apples and apricots. A little floral and grapefruit touch is also felt.
    • Taste
      Surprising and quite rare, the first impression that comes to me is that of pear-cognac. This feeling is very pleasant even if it does not last very long. There is also a touch of apples and light spices.
    • Finish
      Short, and far too much for my taste. The pear and spice notes evaporate (too) quickly.

  5. noeinwhisky scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    This (let's say experimental) barleywine finish from Teeling is nothing off the shelf and showcases the exciting avenues Irish whiskeys are now exploring. The nose delivers a citric note, grapefruit, vermouth. The sweet tang of wine on the palate masks some ineffable complexity. The finish was enjoyable but, alas, far too short.

  6. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Wilted Flowers

    The Teeling boys like to experiment with all kinds of casks. Take this Barleywine for example, a small batch release in collaboration with Galway Bay Brewery. First a maturation of about 6 years on bourbon casks and then a finish on barleywine (actually a heavy beer). I recently presented this at an Irish whiskey tasting and it was very well received.

    Soft nose with a sharp edge and no, that is not contradictory. The typical apple, melon, citrus and overripe cherries that I often detect in this whiskey are present here as well, but it also sports a bit of a weird note of the barleywine. Spicy and green on pepper, without being very outspoken. But most importantly: it smells a bit like wilted flowers.

    That does not hurt the palate, though. Full flavoured on cherries, apple and sultanas and something I cannot quite pinpoint, but reminds me of genever. Playful and rather atypical compared to other whiskies I have tried from this distillery. That does make it quite interesting.

    The finish is fairly long, mildly drying but above all prickly and sweet.

    Nice Teeling, but nothing more. The nose was kinda difficult (that’s a euphemism). Between 40 and 50 EUR. There’s better Teeling available for that money.

  8. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Varrek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Tasted during Whisky Dram in Kyiv
    Winery and not so intense, in general good whisky but nothing special

  10. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82


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