Teeling Blackpitts

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Single Malt
Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Sauternes Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L20 038 276
Added on
06 Oct 2020 6:21 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 52.20

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Whisky Reviews for Teeling Blackpitts

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.70 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not a very complex whiskey, but an interesting one. The nose and palate are largely the same. Long, pleasant finish.

    Reminds me very strongly of an older bottling of the Connemara NAS
    • Nose
      sweet, honey, light grapes, slight citrus note, spicy, nutmeg, white pepper, malt, clove, vanilla, weak wood smoke
    • Taste
      sweet grapes, honey, pleasant tannins, light smoke, becoming oily, malt, grated lemon peel, slight bitterness that doesn't bother at all, but goes well
    • Finish
      long, very pleasant wood / ash note with unsweetened tea aromas, becoming dry

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    You could briefly describe this whiskey as a small barbecue on the beach with yellow fruits.
    • Nose
      A salty sea breeze, fresh eucalyptus, citrus peels, soft smoky, a barbecue topped with ham, pear and light farmhouse scents.
    • Taste
      Pepper, yellow fruit, salted caramel, dark chocolate and a small smoldering fire.
    • Finish
      Menthol, smoke, yellow fruits. Unfortunately a bit shorter than you hope, but then when you think it is weakening, some pineapple flavors suddenly appear in the aftertaste. A nice ending!

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Proper whiskey at a young age that regresses a little on the finish.
    • Nose
      Charcoal but also a sweet fruitiness. Think some port poached pears, pineapple and honey-glazed apple. Touches of barbecued, charred bacon. Finally a whiff of smoked barley husks too. And some Irn-Bru? I thought this was Irish!
    • Taste
      There's yellow fruits, stewed apples, bonfire and a pretty distinct ashiness. Also bitter pineapple, refined sugar and ripe red apple parts.
    • Finish
      A tinge of wood smoke and soft yellow fruits. Short to medium in length.

  4. whisky313 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Teeling Whiskey, has today announced the launch of their first peated Irish single malt whiskey expression.

    Teeling Blackpitts (46% ABV) has been triple distilled and matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sauternes white wine casks.

    Teeling Blackpitts, takes its name from the old ancient Blackpitts area behind the distillery, in the old Liberties area of Dublin City.

    Blackpitts was traditionally home to some of the largest barley malting houses in Ireland. By using smoke from peat to dry the barley during the malting process, the resulting peated malt produces a distinctive smoky taste profile, which is the signature of a Peated Single Malt.

    Commenting on the news, Jack Teeling, Founder and Managing Director of Teeling Whiskey, said: “When we re-established Teeling Whiskey in 2012 our goal was to be the leader in driving the choice and expressions of Irish whiskey as well as to revive distilling in the city of Dublin. With our new Blackpitts Peated Single Malt we manage to achieve both.”

    He went onto say: “The combination of the age-old malting process of using smoke from peat to dry the malted barley combined with the triple distillation in our Dublin distillery, produces a very unique Teeling Whiskey. While this style of whiskey is not for everyone, the whiskey drinkers who enjoy this unique smoky character really do seek it out and it is only right that there is a Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey available to cater for this interest. Rooted in history but encapsulating a true modern approach, our new Blackpitts is truly unconventional Irish whiskey at its finest.”

    Teeling Blackpitts, will be available later this month directly from the distillery and specialist retailers, for a RRP of €60.00 in Ireland.

  5. SAND scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Triple distilled, aged in Bourbon and Sauternes casks. The barley is peated to 55 ppm with Scottish Lowland peat. Two Bourbon casks go in to one Sauternes cask. Around 4 - 4.5 years old.
    NOSE: Medium heavy smokiness mixed with winey, fruity sweetness. Grilled mango and pineapple. Nice. (85p).
    TASTE: The arrival is initially smokey, then very fruity. Then the peat returns forcefully on the mid palate. Liqorice, sweet fruits. Grilled pineapple was suggested and yes, there it is. A little rough. (83p).
    FINISH: Soot,white and black pepper, fruity sweetness. (83p).
    OVERALL: Young, peaty and sweet and a little rough on the edges. Total score 83 (84) points.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    After the Teeling Single Pot Still, which in October 2018 was the first whiskey distilled in Dublin to herald the return of the capital to the whiskey map in decades, the Blackpitts is now Teeling's second "home grown", which is not made from Papa's old stocks of Cooley- Times acquired, but was burned in the Dublin Liberties.
    A peated single malt from Dublin would have made a bet a few years ago ...
    And yes, he can do something! With its rather subtle smoke intensity - with a view over to Scotland - it goes more in the direction of the peated Highlands than on THE island (Islay), but its smoke suits him very well, no question.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts with smoked pineapple slices, dried apples, and mildly spicy bacon. A campfire with still green wood ... Milk chocolate with cinnamon and coriander, truffle pralines.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry and strong start. Green wood, pineapple, green apple. Grapefruit provides a pleasant acidity. Dryness increasingly spreads to the mouth, bringing cocoa powder and dark chocolate with it, as well as some pepper and tarragon. While the smoky note in the nose could still be clearly identified as such, on the tongue it appears more in the form of spicy wood, which harmonizes very well with the other aromas.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the almost medium-long finish, the smoke note comes out more clearly. Spicy bacon, smoked pineapple slices and apple wedges, wood, freshly ground coffee beans

  7. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A subtle and light layer of peat. But also quite some fruity notes, such as pineapple and ripe pears. A hint of Bbq smoked bacon. But I also get a sugary note from tumtum (an old Dutch pink candy). Then some freshness from lime and mint in the background. Later also a green tea note.
    • Taste
      A salty note. Pineapple and stewed pears. caramel and some honey. A bonfire leading towards peat, which is followed by red apples.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-long. caramel and slightly peaty.

  8. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Orange jam, peach, sweet and sour, strongly fruity, slightly smoky and peppery, slightly nutty
    • Taste
      81 81
      Dusty and dry, more peppery than smoky, strongly spicy, becoming slightly sweet
    • Finish
      81 81
      rather bitter-malty, nutty

  9. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Young, palatable teeling. Little complex but harmonious in what it offers. For me it is sufficiently good and tasty to drink it every now and then. Only the smoke could be a bit more intense across the board, as it dwindled more and more as the bottle content decreased.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nice subtle heather smoke. Followed by citrus, vanilla and a honey sweetness. Fruity pears, light grapes, something exotic like pineapple, coconut and some grapefruit slide past the waning smoke. Quite simple but varied nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Soft, creamy with a healthy alcohol strength. Sparkling, oak spice, vanilla. Slightly hot ginger, pepper. Fruit aromas are present. Pears, ripe floury apples, smoke can only be felt in the background and could show a little more presence.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, dry, some toffee, biscuit,

  10. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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


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