Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
Rum Cask
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Vintage Reserve Collection
Bottled for
ch Switzerland
Added on
01 Jun 2020 9:49 pm by Paedi75
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

CHF 229.00

7 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 1998

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.83 points

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Assessment shortly after opening the bottle.
    I'm curious how it will look in the opened bottle
    • Nose
      90 90
      At first a bit acrid alcohol, fresh, grapefruit, vanilla, peach, apple, in the background a hint of wood smoke like from a campfire, slightly sour but also balsamic wood notes, spicy notes.
      Later even something like a cigar box. Yummie.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Well integrated alcohol, dry - fruity, tart citrus notes, also sweet, but less than expected.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long finish. Mouth slightly drying out, a little
      Greapfruit and again the cigar box. A breeze
      Grape and vanilla.

  2. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    At first I only tasted one sample. Had me
    but already convinced. The bottle is ready.
    After the opening there will be a description of the tasting.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Very fine, balanced and drinkable - typical Irish fruitiness - great!

    Compared to the famous 24yo (wb id 89128) this one is not so austere, a bit sweeter and more fruity but also less complex
    • Nose
      92 92
      Lots of green fruits, green banana, green apple, lemon peel, honeydew, more exotic fruits, little mango, pineapple, papaya, hints of vanilla, spices - very good!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, more vanilla, more tropical fruits, mango, banana, peach, apricot, creme brulee, fine woody notes - great!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, more grapefruit and lemon peel

  6. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:

    At the start of our 15th anniversary (June 2005 - 2020) we are particularly proud to be able to open the series of our many birthday fillings with this 21 year old Teeling Single Cask. Jack & Stephen Teeling opened their most desirable "rum" barrels for us and we finally chose this 21 year whiskey. As a reminder of the founding year 1998 of our own IT company "The Brain House", which formed the cornerstone for "Glen Fahrn", this barrel was perfect. Distilled in 1998, bottled in April 2020 - and for the whole 21 years in between, the whiskey matured in a Caribbean rum barrel. The result is an Irish whiskey of the highest quality, a Teeling Single Cask with extravagance. This bottling symbolizes the deep friendship between the Teeling family and Glen Fahrn.

    For your wellbeing - Slaintè!
    Ana & Dieter Messmer and your Glen Fahrn team

    Tasting Notes

    Beguiling aromas of vanilla, fresh citrus and agrumen, boiled oranges, toffee and Caribbean rum. The whole thing is accompanied by a wonderful, light tingling of the alcohols in the nose.

    Dense, oily fruit aromas of citrus, quince and apricots with sweet and fresh elderflowers caress the palate. Caramelized baked apple, subtle white pepper nuances and a perfectly integrated alcohol melt into a harmonious one

    Long-lasting and opulent with freshness, complexity, density and light sweetness. The rum barrel influence is clearly noticeable and of great class! An unmistakable Irish whiskey: fresh, honest, profound and expressive - a charmer!

    The rum barrel influence is clearly noticeable and of great class! An unmistakable Irish whiskey: fresh, honest, profound and expressive - a charmer!


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