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Overall rating
90.68/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB157704
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve Collection
Vintage
1991
Bottled
03.2020
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Ex Bourbon and Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391523276405
Added on
07 may 2020 2:04 pm by Lavint
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 653.69

51 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 28-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.68 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Future Classic

    The 1991 stocks are amongst the oldest that the Teeling brothers still have in their warehouses (thus from the Cooley era). In 2016 the released the Teeling 24 Year Old Vintage Reserve from the very same stock. Last year, that whiskey won the World’s Best Single Malt title. Well, you don’t need more incentive than that to release some more, right? So rejoice! After a long maturation on former bourbon casks, the malt was allowed to marry on Sautneres wine casks. Only 4.000 bottles were produced, but they each got a price tag of around 500 EUR.

    What a party on the nose. Guimauve (yes, yes, yes!), peach, banana flambéed, nectarines, hint of red berries and roasted almonds, silk sheets (no joke) and wonderfully subtle, but unmistakable smoke. There is peaty malt in the mix, undoubtedly.

    It’s not tropically sweet on the palate from the start. It first offers up some earthy notes, a sublte salty touch and peat smoke, before honey-drenched peach kicks in. But silky soft and very elegant.

    It lingers nicely, puts a smile on my face and makes me look around sneakily to see if anyone notices me pouring another dram of this.

    This is what you call a future classic. I have only just put my nose in the glass and knew I wanted to get a bottle of this. As the tasting session progressed, this was only confirmed. And how lucky is this? This 28 years old whiskey is also the 28th Teeling that I’ve tried. It’s a sign!

  2. snooze scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    A whiskey worthy of its predecessor, the 2018 World Whiskey Award Winning Teeling 24.

    The Teeling 28 is smoother than its predecessor, as expected from 4 years of additional maturation.

    Limited to 4000 bottles, and priced at EUR500.00 per bottle, these are also extremely collectible.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Explosion of peaches and tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Spice, mild peat, sea salt, honey, peaches, pineapple.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Everlasting candied peaches with spices.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    In a nutshell: add a whisky to the R!
    • Nose
      93 93
      It takes a little while for the first fruits to show up. But once let go, the parade of tropical fruits hardly comes to an end: passion fruit, guava, banana, dragon fruit, mango, very ripe papaya. A real festival! At first there is hardly anything else to be seen in terms of aromas, until - the nose has slowly got used to the fruit explosion, but without fading out the fruit aromas - very mild spices and light chocolate appear. Taken alone, the fruits were a real force, with the accompanying spices and chocolate notes they appear even more accentuated.
    • Taste
      92 92
      As hoped: on the tongue, the fruit party continues directly and unchecked. It is rare that a whisky has such a strong passionate note on the tongue. But there is also banana jam, there is mango juice, guava, dragon fruit - sounds like a refreshing fruit punch from a hawker center in Singapore: and it tastes just like that. At first it is soft, velvety and creamy. After a while, a light pepper note pulls through, which slows down the fruit notes a little. Marzipan bread, vanilla, caramel.
    • Finish
      92 92
      A long finish, in which the initial creaminess is completely restored - which is quite astonishing, since creaminess that has once been said goodbye hardly ever appears again. Since these delicious fruity notes still stick to the palate and tongue, you can really enjoy the finish for a long time.

  4. robain scored this whisky 97 points Specialist

    Had this on a vertical Teeling tasting with 8 different whiskies, Brabazon 2, 3 & 4, Renaissance 2 & 3, Blackpitts and a Handfilled Single Pot Still CS. And then this one.

    Sure everything was good, between 86-91p. But you guys, this knocked the socks of every glass there. This is one of my absolute favorite whiskies of all time. If you like tropical notes in a whisky, this is for you.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Tropical explosion, pineapple, slight oak and vanilla. This is pure porn ladies and gentlemen. Imagine walking down a beach on hawaii with a tropical drink but its whisky. This is it.
    • Taste
      97 97
      Tropical sex, plain and simple. Just an explosion of flavours, pineapple and mango.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Tropical fruits, mango with just a touch of hint from violet. Amazing.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Lof of cooked and dried fruits, vanilla, woody notes - very drinkable

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 84 points Shoplink Moderator

    Had a sample from the Celtic Whisky Shop. Was part of an online tasting with Teeling 24 and 30.
    I'm not sure you actually sent me the Teeling 28. None of the tropical fruits so typical of Teeling were perceptible.
    Rather aromas of waste oil and similar delicacies.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Only had one sample so far.
    Top fabric. If you like the style.
    My wife's new favorite whisky.
    Exact notes will come later.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Rory1901 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    If anything should happen to me…
    If I should shuffle off this mortal coil...

    Lay me to rest with this one. Place it in my casket. It’s a new favourite.
    (Better put Lagavulin 16 in there as well)

    Please play The Bee Gees’ Staying Alive during the service – that should raise an eyebrow or a smirk.

    But most of all: Cry noisily. Wail and shout. Crumple to your knees as I’m lowered into the clay. Tell them I was one of a kind.

  10. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    honey, malt, sap, toasted, sweetness on the nose
    buttered, velvety, fruits cooked and caramelized with a sprig of vanilla
    stuffy:
    peppery spices, bitterness on the kernel shell, candied fruit on the very pleasant cooked banana, a little sweet
    rose petals and raspberry
    a bitter and woody return with a little marzipan that hides this return
    final:
    long and monolithic, the good side of this dram
    woody, fruity, caramelized
    a disappointment with a barely filled sample and disappointment with the content.

  11. DistiLesha scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It's like a super upgraded Bushmills 21-yo with just the right strength.
    With aeration in the air, the intensity of the aroma weakens, and the taste becomes more complex and intensified!

    23 24 22 22
    • Nose
      Woody, tropical fruits (pineapple, banana, mango, papaya, kiwi), white tea, apple, Williams pear, lemon and lime peel, tangerine pulp, some dried dried fruits, light minerality.
      Sweet and very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, hints of Bushmills spirits, bergamot white tea, tropical fruits, fruit gum, lemon juice acid, lemon buttercream biscuit.
      Crazy and rich taste! Super!
      Sweetness 8 out of 10
    • Finish
      Woody, garden fruit, lemon tart, white tea

  12. SimonOHA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Although nothing more to my taste, it's really well made, easy to drink and very good.
    • Nose
      Dense, oily nose. Tropical fruits (banana and guava). White grapes and some pome fruit. Light woody behind with delicate dried apricots. Aerated vanilla pineapple.
    • Taste
      Explosive mouth on tropical fruits: mango, banana, pineapple, passion fruit. The layers jostle and clash in the mouth. The alcohol is present despite the reduction. White grapes whose sugar is diluted in vanilla wood, really not overwhelming at all.
    • Finish
      Final on pretty iodized spices. A slight nutty bitterness develops as you sip.

  13. SRB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  15. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Mvk_dub scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    World Whisky Awards, 2021 - Best Single Malt 21 Years & Over

    Icons of Whisky, 2021 - World's Best Irish Single Malt Whisky

    IWSC, 2020 - Gold

    The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business), 2020 - Irish Single Malt - Super-Premium - Gold

  18. Jaoreh did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    World Whiskies Awards 2021
    CATEGORY WINNER: Best Irish Single Malt
    21 Years & Over

  19. Thermidor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Not normally a style I enjoy, but this time the Sauternes finish hit the spot. The first time I've ever been completely taken by an Irish.

    Thanks to member GIORGOS for the sample!
    • Nose
      Fine dry furniture oak, and dominant but gentle, candy-like fruitiness. Sappy and soft, with jellies and soft varnish, popcorn and peaches. Despite the finish it does definitely smell like a >20yo whisky.
    • Taste
      Flashbacks to Redbreast 21. Strong candy taste, as if the sauternes supercharged that usual bourbon cask fruitiness. Acidic, soft tannins. With water the body becomes peppery, but a few drops more dispels that and gives peppermint, jelly candy, and gooseberry candy.
    • Finish
      The finish is lighter and quicker than the mouth, but much on the same notes.

  20. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  21. bvrsky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  22. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  24. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  25. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Gous scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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