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Overall rating
91.55/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB132877
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve Collection
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sauterne & Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391523270595
Added on
07 Jun 2019 7:10 pm by ny1912
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 603.33

41 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 24-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.55 points

  1. dutchdrammer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Important information about the 08/2016 vs. 08/2017

    **Teeling 24 Year-Old Single Malt – 2016 & 2017 Release clarification**

    There has been a few queries about whether it was the 2016 or 2017 release of Teeling 24 Year-Old that recently won the world’s Best Single Malt at the World Whisky Awards. Both releases are from exactly the same vatting with the whisky being distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks before being further matured in Sauterne sweet wine barrels. These casks were then vatted together and split into two batches, half for the 2016 release and half for the 2017 release. The whisky entered into the awards came from this vatting and was from the tasting stock rather than being from a particular release. This explains why all the whisky is bottled as 24 year-old despite the 2017 release being bottled a year later. 2016 release was the stock image used when the award was first announced but both releases are the same fantastic whisky.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I would never have believed that everything would turn out like this. For 3 years I've been drawn to the thought: "I have never tested the Teeling24". I had the dull feeling that I had missed something special. Actually, I don't really care much about prices and placements or, like here, “The best whisky in the world”. I am suspicious of everything. But now a bargain has made me enjoy it in peace. Sorry in advance: I'm sure a bit euphoric and angry with these notes. That doesn't really suit me, but it goes very well with this “one-of-a-kind” in a masterly guise. Just the design of the box plus this decanter are made so elegant and the contents are so much more. EVERYTHING fits here for me! I'm always looking for it sample after sample and there it is again:
    "The Unicorn". Thank you for this wonderful hobby.
    • Nose
      Rich tropical fruit notes in banana pineapple style. Sweet and sour grape and berry basket with a touch of Ex-Sauternes and a delicate Connemara peat note. Certainly also wanted in Vatting with their own good old barrels. Now there are also lighter fruits in the background. Very discreet and very well done. Hopefully the nose will hold out. Then it becomes a complex matter. Time is of the essence here. No rush please!
    • Taste
      I have to tell you something beforehand. The Master Distiller Hunt explains in a video by Rex & Daniel: https://youtu.be/sujKBgETkLo how they discovered a special yeast variation for white wines from South Africa, which was also used here. It is said that it gives the impression that you are actually eating a "pink grapefruit". I only had to smile when I heard that, because I know this absolutely special taste very well. This is my favorite fruit in winter. I thought it was a little joke to conjure up this effect in a whisky. Hey guys i can tell you Those who like that cannot avoid this bottle. The hammer! The entire texture is dominated by this Pink Grape mouthfeel that you feel exactly like that when you enjoy the fruit. In addition, some peat and tobacco notes are mixed with salty almonds. Tropical sweet, sour and bitter alternate. Work very harmoniously. Masterful barrel management. Mineral and earthy, it goes into the transition to the finale. I would like to pause here. The unicorn experience :)
    • Finish
      Without question, very long. Sweet, sour, bitter and salty, it says goodbye with an exotic aftertaste on a high level. Thanks to the “Master Hunt” team. This yeast was a stroke of luck. But also the masterful craft around it all comes to the point. Milestone! For me the whisky with the highest recognition value and the most beautiful one on the shelf. The No.1!

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. JBKwb scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Rory1901 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    My grandfather repaired watches and clocks. Through him I learned that one of life’s great pleasures is when everything clicks.

    I first tried this whisky at WhiskyLive 2019 last year at a tasting led by Alex Chasko, Teeling’s Master Distiller, and I managed to squirrel some away in a sample bottle for later enjoyment. The second whisky (after Small Batch) that Teeling released was the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve. It was distilled in Sept 1991 in the Cooley Distillery which was formerly owned by the Teeling family. When Cooley was purchased by Beam Suntory the Teeling sons managed to negotiate the acquisition of a large amount of quality aged casks of whisky. Maturing that 21 Year Old for 3 further years in Ex-Sauternes wine casks yields this 24 Year Old. In 2019 (a year and a half after it was bottled) it was the first Irish whisky to win the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards. Chasko admitted frankly that they targeted that accolade.

    The nose is a dessert of honey, vanilla, oak, chomp bar, light peat, crushed walnut and a jam of marmalade and peach. Tropical fruits too - or more particularly Lilt for those who know that soft drink. The arrival is a somewhat dry and sweet wine (unsurprisingly). It develops into chewy orange and mango, some slightly acidic peat and mineral water, a tannic wood undertone, and a delightful sourness that I can’t pinpoint. Sugared tea and overdone toast linger, and minutes later there are echoes of eucalyptus.

    Madre de Dios, this is great. World award or no world award, this is a stunning success and deserves the fiery worship of Christians, Satanists, Atheists, Whiskyphiles and anyone else with a nose and tongue.

  6. MikkelDK scored this whisky 100 points Member Junior

    Just wow

  7. ny1912 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Gous scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Gregers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting bottling from Teeling here, and the best result I've tasted using Sauternes casks. I'm just still a bit challenged by those notes in a whisky.

    Review: https://youtu.be/WJQ4uZoGtpA
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sauternes notes are evident, but not over the top, luckily. A bit more rounded and subtle. That's a good thing. Muscat grape still very clear. Light petroleum notes, clear vanilla and peach, white fruit, lychee, light sawdust, almonds and peanuts, complex but light and floral nose. Very nice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sauternes overripe grape sweetness comes first, those noble rot flavours are evident, sort of old and musty sweetness. Alcohol level is good, medium warm, light spices, not very oaky. Second chew brings more fruits, more sweetness, at this point I'm seriously concerned the Sauternes flavours will dominate, but they manage just to hold back. Phew. Tinned fruits in syrup, peach, lychee, some leathery notes as well. Not bad, but also not overwhelming. Third chew brings the lychee in front along with grape skins and caramel notes, as well as just a hint of salt.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very enjoyable and pleasing, but also a bit dull for my taste. Bit of syrup, dried herbs, peach, light spices, and some very light leather notes lingering.

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