Overall rating
82.04/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB165523
Category
Blend
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Collaboration
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Pineapple Rum Cask
Number of bottles
3750
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20030209
Barcode
5391523276795
Added on
14 sep 2020 7:54 pm by Bono
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.50

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Whisky reviews for Teeling Pineapple Rum Cask

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.04 points.

  1. hzs275 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. craide scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant malt that is already very sweet and fruity. Rather has more to do with rum. Nose is kind of interesting and a bit crazy. The rest doesn't keep up. Nice experiment, but nothing more.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is quite fresh. Rather on the fruity side. Lots of banana, citrus, of course pineapple and some coconut. Head towards the Piña Colada.
      All coated in malt, sweetness and some roasted nuts. Smell is rather sweet-fruity. Somehow quite pleasant.
      Every now and then you get some cinnamon and marzipan.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oily, full, spicy mouthfeel. Here, too, the fruit aromas are in the foreground. Oak spice up to minimally sharp and a somewhat more intense, syrupy sweetness round off this rum impression of the nose.
      Citrus fruits bring something slightly bitter and sour.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short finish, spicy, slightly bitter, some fruit with vanilla

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 10-10-2021.

  4. PalummoWhiskey scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Exciting, interesting bottling of Teeling, which is not immediately recognizable as whiskey. At first you think much more of rum, because the pineapple taste clearly dominates from the first second. Could be exciting for summer cocktails. To drink it straight, I would give priority to other whiskeys.

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Banzai scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Do we need more pineapple?

    The last release in the Small Batch Collaboration that I will try, again a sample through Benny, is a Teeling that matured on a Pineapple Rum Cask from Plantation. By the way, the rum was very pleasant. So I am expecting a very sweet whiskey, just like the release from 2018.

    Yes, as was to be expected this nose is dominated by pineapple, followed by coconut, banana, apples, raisins, cherries and pears, also a surprising amount of earthy notes I have to say. After some breathing some candied sugar emerges. This is very pleasant.

    Syrupy on the palate. Nice! Pineapple juice on steroids, with banana, apples, cherries... lovely continuation of the nose, upholstered with cinnamon and cloves. Do I also get a hint of coriander? Anyway, I find this very good, even though it is hard to taste the whiskey in here.

    In the medium finish I get the feeling that I have just swallowed a white rum, while I am chewing on a slice of pineapple.

    Tasting this blind, whiskey will not be the first thing on your mind, but that does not take away the fact that this is a lovely dessert. That was 50 EUR well spent.

  9. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Foudos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  11. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/s-w-a-g-the-eclectic-world-of-irish-whiskey/

    ‘We are honoured to be the first distillery to receive a selection of Plantation Rum Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum Casks and use them to marry our own Small Batch Whiskey. This whiskey brings the two worlds of Irish whiskey and Caribbean rum together and reaffirms our dedication to crafting the most unique expressions of Irish whiskey’.

    I tried Plantation Stiggin’s Fancy Pineapple rum – RR7.2[311] – back in 2016. Created by Alexandre Gabriel and David Wondrich – author of the book Imbibe – it is a tribute to the esteemed Reverend Stiggins whose favourite drink was the “pineapple rum” in the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. This is what I thought of it back then:

    N: It’s pineapple-infused rum alright but would the Royal Navy go for it? It’s nice yet odd with the spirit tricky to decipher.
    T: Same again, yet the pineapple leads after giving some ‘bark’ [woof] on the arrival. Develops later as a light-spiced rum with some bitter pineapple.
    F: Light bitter bark accompanied by the equally light-sweet rum and bourbon cask traits.
    C: No doubt perfect for Pina Colada, though wouldn’t one be better off mixing decent rum with fresh pineapple juice?

    [Scored 75 points]

    Let’s see what happens when you stick Irish whiskey into those casks.

    N: It seems I’m having a similar issue deciphering this as I did with Stiggin’s pineapple rum – tricky to dissect now further exacerbated. There’s something burnt, a la William Grant’s 25yo ‘Rare Cask Reserves’ blend [WB]. Coming back to this a few days later, that slightly burnt quality is centred around an over-baked & over-cinnamon-spiced gingerbread man with raisins that endured similar treatment. After that, we are getting into barley vs sugar cane territory which rocks the foundations of two wonderful kingdoms and pits them head to head in a messy attack dog scrap [don’t hold back!]

    T: Fizzy rum-like spirit with a faint essence of that cinnamon-ed & raisin-ed gingerbread man coupled with a pineapple-y sour-ish unmalted yet rather salted barley,…
    F: ,… slightly burned vodka/rum and > Milk of Magnesia finish. Blurgh.

    C: More a pineapple-flavoured rum over whiskey, for me. In a similar ballpark to Stiggin’s pineapple rum yet, incredibly, received far more favourably by others who I urge to attend RumFest 2021 if we humans allow such things to go ahead.

    No score

  12. alkisd8 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh,,citrus,cask,rum,little spicy,reminds like fresh grass, sweet, pleasant.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spiced,oak,cinnamon citrus,fruit,sweet,little.bitter,dark chocolate
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry and kinda spicy but pleasant.Also.some.bitterness at the very end.short to medium

  13. Hassleswalker scored this whisky 42 points Member Senior

    Very dirty.

  14. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  15. svenske2015 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    shop info: "An exciting new release from the team at Teeling! Here we have an addition to the Teeling collaboration series, this time featuring a collab between Teeling and Plantation Rum. This small batch release features a premium blend of grain and malt whiskey which has been matured separately in ex-bourbon barrels for a period of 6 years before being carried in Plantation Pineapple Rum Barrels for a further period of 15 months."

    You will ask: "Pineapple Rum?". Well, here it is the one and only "PLANTATION RUM PINEAPPLE STIGGINS' FANCY", a pineapple flavored rum. This is made by blending together a) a white rum blend, where the bare rinds of pineapples were macerated in for 1 week and then the whole thing is re-distilled AND b) a dark rum blend, where ripe pineapple flesh is infused for 3 months. This blend is matured for another 3 months in wooden casks. Before bottling the whole juice is reduced to 40% abv, sugared with 20 gramms per liter and colored with a little, little, little E150a (Oh, I have forgotten the marketing story about Rev. Stiggins... - Link: https://www.plantationrum.com/plantation-stiggins-fancy-pineapple )

    And I think they use these casks for finishing the Teeling Whiskey.

    I think the whiskey itself comes with a fresh fruity nose. Pineapple, of course! Followed by a nice Irish palate incl. yellow fruits and green grain and a ripe and a little bitter (bitter orange?) finish. This is really one of the better rum finishes, that we can find these days and it is perfect for whiskey cocktails. Well done!

  16. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Integrated at some points, a little less at others, Teeling Pineapple Rum Cask sometimes doesn't quite makes up its mind.
    • Nose
      The rum influence is very present, mainly through those classic funky, dunder-like aromas. But the fruit-y, grain-y notes from the Small Batch are here as well. Sure, there are tropical flavours (pineapple the most obvious one), but everything is complemented by spices, mainly cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Again, there's that clear mixture of the Small Batch and funky rum, while the mouthfeel is rather thick and somewhat oily. A slight spiciness highlighted by cracked black peppercorns. A tad drying and a whiff of bitter lemon zest, but also honey and some mint.
    • Finish
      Spicy, dry and soft sweetness. Medium in length.

  17. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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