Teeling Blackpitts

Overall rating
83.13/100
votes
251
Whiskybase ID
WB166858
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Single Malt
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Sauternes Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L20 038 276
Barcode
5391523276535
Added on
06 oct 2020 6:21 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51.07

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Whisky reviews for Teeling Blackpitts

54 users have left 55 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.13 points.

  1. 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!

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  3. Marequiers48 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Thatch scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
      sweet smoke, otherwise unfortunately not so much. Pungent alcohol. Green fruit with a little water (sour, fresh)
      Don't convince me.
    • Taste
      74 74
      You can tell he's young. Wild sweetish smoke, ash. One-dimensional, almost boring.
    • Finish
      74 74
      The sweetness goes, the smoke stays a little longer. Discharge after a short time but gone. Flat, insignificant.

  6. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    15-10-2021
    • Nose
      smoke, fruit
    • Taste
      hint of peat, fruit, BBQ meat
    • Finish
      hint of peat, fruit, BBQ meat

  7. henryguo73 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Minhawali scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. celtic13 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Sour, harsh, immature with a lot of corners. Just a pleasant aroma after some time in the glass.

  10. christiaand scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

  11. Roley scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  12. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Freshly mown grass, young grain, but still a well-rounded affair. Smells like more. After a while, wood shavings and a touch of coconut
    • Taste
      85 85
      Nutty, slightly spicy but a great, tasty drop for the youthful freshness. More than expected, a hint of alcohol in the second sip. That disappears after the 7th sip at the latest;)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long, light and pleasant oak flavor

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Grilled melon skins, fireplace ashes, a bit weird with a strong green aspect.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet smoke, carob, vanilla. Overall pleasant.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Spicy, mostly on cinnamon.

  15. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    honey, vanilla, citrus, cooked fruits, bacon, interesting

  16. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  17. DannyDram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Mineral, pebbles, citrus, dried orange peel, fruity, honey, dried aromas, rhubarb. A little burning, warming, tingling, good start, good intensity, one-dimensional. Starts well, then subsides a little.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    1626) Teeling, Blackpitts, Peated, Bourbon and Sauternes Cask Maturation (2020)
    • Nose
      N- Roasted malt, sweet peat on whisps of vegetal and coastal-y nuances. Started soft and remains as such throughout with unoffensive aroma, warming up the nasal with soothing spent coffee grounds. (85/19)
    • Taste
      P- Oily sweet mouthfeel that took a few sips to enjoys it. Subtle sweet notes of danish pastries, berries jam and treacle lollipop. (84/18)
    • Finish
      F- Short-medium, fading dryness that feels right, but not the unnatural sweetener that lingers. (83/18)

      B/B- 83/18 Don't take this as peated driven, then it is not too bad.

      Weighted Rate- 73pt

  21. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. Vagmanou scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  23. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Not very peaty on the nose but definitely on the palate
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apple, melon, little honey, whiffs of smoke, minerals, stones, seabreeze, hints of iodine
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, citric, spicy, subtle sweetness, peat and smoke
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warm, more spicy and smoky

  24. MickMatrix scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good PLV.
    Smoky, young but not hot.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. thebonewolf scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A surprisingly nice effort for a young release and a first crack at a style. I was expecting something more like Connemara and a whiskey more like a Scotch, but this really drank more like an Irish. It’s really nice to see a triple distilled whiskey that’s been peated. I’m looking forward to more in this vein.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Light smoke, a subtle sweetness, maybe like a grilled fruit. Some butter/cookie. Yogurt later.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Dry wine, oaky, light smoke, ash.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A bit spicy, tropical fruit yogurt (pineapple maybe), dry. Medium. Once the finish is mostly done, a chocolate flavor remains.

  26. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. Sander79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  28. Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Very fresh on the nose, lightly sour and fruity, gooseberries, green apples and a little lime.

    The smoke is discreet in the mouth, but it is relatively watery on the tongue.

    The finish is dominated by the smoke with subtle oak and light, sour fruit notes.
    Length: 6/10

    Overall interesting experiment from the Emerald Isle. The smoke creates complexity and volume, but for my taste other barrels would have worked better instead of Sauternes, as less acid would have stuck in the finish.

    Grade: 2

  29. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Metal and charcoal are super protagonists, in addition to spices, white pepper, eucalyptus, and simple acidity, and slight juice. The overall aroma is simple, direct, clean, expressive, and the alcohol feel is well suppressed.

    Drink: Medium-bodied, sweet water, juice, and more charcoal smoke at the end. These charcoal smoke will eventually occupy your taste buds.

    Overall: Using peat from the lowlands of Scotland, roasting malt to 55ppm, distilling three times, two bourbon barrels are packed in one Sauternes white wine barrel. Approximately 4-4.5 years old. Thank you all for the information, I will use it in the 2021 game.

  30. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2021-06-17
    • 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

  31. 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,

  32. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  33. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      Peaty seabreeze with salty creamy nose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft peat, a big dry and grassy.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Grassy finish, not so much peat anymore.

  34. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice Teeling, nothing spectacular. The smoke is subtle.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke, spicy, butterscotch and orange.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoky, honey, vanilla, pears, apples, pineapple.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Smoky short finish, a little spicy.

  35. UnitedChart scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    I tasted this whiskey blindly.

    and i was pretty disappointed.
    Visually one of the paleest whiskeys ever.
    The smell reminded me of something musty.
    Something between lost place, old magazines and old people's home.
    On the tongue rather watery, sugary, but still with a sour aftertaste with tobacco and hay.
    The finish couldn't convince me either.
    Nose: 16
    Key: 18
    Finish: 18
    Total package: 16
    = 68

    Conclusion: I really don't know whether I'll finish the sample.

  36. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  37. Ficelli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  38. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, "drinkable", very smoky and light whiskey at the same time.
    • Nose
      Young, daring, very smoky, with echoes of spices, green apple, young bark, iodine and bandages in the depths.
    • Taste
      Oily, smoked, with notes of iodine, salt, pepper and a bitter crust of black bread.
    • Finish
      Long lasting mainly due to its phenolic component, dry, very smoked, peppery, with hints of iodine, rye bread and Antonovka.

  39. manmathiou scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  40. ipchrist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  41. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Five Times is a Charm

    I guess it was only a matter of time before the Irish Teeling distillery also released a peaty whiskey. I confess, I wasn't waiting on it. On the other hand I was a bit curious. This whiskey does have the dubious honor of me writing the tasting notes only after the 5th tasting session! That actually says a lot, doesn't it? Thanks to the triple distillation this is a lot more fruity than you would expect. Technical details: the peat comes from the Scottish Lowlands and the whiskey is finished on the Sauternes wine casks! Let's get to it.

    Poached pears, grilled pineapple, Jelly Bean candy, cigar tobacco and the qshes of yesterday's barbecue. That is the nose of this at first rather strange Irish whiskey. I can't help but make the – probably completely unwarranted – comparison with Connemara. But at last I am able to appreciate it.

    The body is rather light. Again those pears come up joined by apples and pineapple , followed by something medicinal that I find hard to appreciate, a bitterness as if from a grape pith and smoke that keeps getting bigger. Quite a bit of sugar. Just plain sugar. Not easy, but interesting.

    The medium long finish some woodsmoke and a final salute of white fruit.

    The first 2 times I tried this, I was not convinced. Completely not. The 3rd and 4th time I thought it was okay-ish, but the fifth time ... that's when it hit me. This is quite beautiful in its genre. Kudos to Alex Chasko. But fair is fair, I wouldn't need a whole bottle of this. It would take me too long to finish it.

  42. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Light gold

      Nose:
      Dry smoke, grain and at first sight very mineral. Dusty, dry wood and kind of like mothballs. Behind it hay.
      With a little time in the glass, it is significantly sweeter. Slightly salty, green grapes and a little caramel. A pleasant freshness plays around the whole thing.
    • Taste
      Soft smoky start. Then some chili. A sweet note surrounds the story '. Then more sweet, floral aromas. Mint and again the oily interlude.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Sweetish with a pleasant smoky note. In addition, subtle seasoning.

  43. 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.

  44. MEMPHIS72 scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Very interesting whiskey . Taste like burbon , very smokey

  45. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This triple distilled single malt from Dublin impresses with its elegance and harmony of fruit, sweetness and smoke. The 15 ppm of phenols in the glass are noticeable, but very restrained, and by no means disturb the overall picture of fruity sophistication of the Sauternes casks and sweet-spicy elegance of the Bourbon casks. Very harmonious and coherent despite its youth. A soft, round and enjoyable whiskey from Ireland.

    I thank BORCO-Marken-Import for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whiskey-connaisseur.de/2021/02/12/teeling-whiskey-blackpitts-peated-single-malt-2020/
    • Nose
      Fruity on the nose with a touch of smoke. Grilled pineapple and apricot marry delightfully with vanilla notes, some honey and salted caramel. A hint of white pepper and nutmeg in the back.
    • Taste
      The palate is also only slightly smoky with wonderful BBQ notes. This is again joined by the fruity flavours of grilled pineapple and apricots, with some additional red apple. Creamy mouthfeel with salted caramel, warming spices and a touch of ash towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and pleasantly creamy with stewed fruit, warming spices and a hint of smoke.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, a bit more smoke is noticeable on the nose, along with BBQ notes and a bit less fruit. The palate is more tangy with creamy fruit flavours, caramel, honey sweetness and some smoke. The finish is still long and creamy with caramel, smoke and a touch of ash.

  46. XinTriX scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  47. maxxyy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Very balanced, typical Irish fruit notes paired with a good portion of peat and smoke
    • Nose
      87 87
      very pleasant, malty, orange, grapes, warm earth, roasted pineapple, a bit of leather and smoke
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, full-bodied, citrus fruits, fresh grapes, baked apples
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, pleasant wood note

  48. Derufus scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  49. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  50. 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

  51. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A lot of hype around this when it launched in Ireland. I bought a bottle and enjoy drinking it every now and then. Not something I can sit down and drink a lot of though - compared for example to a W.D. O'connell Bill Phil.

    Nose has some smoke like when you start a BBQ and just lit it with gasoline. Some pear and green apple once you get over the peat.

    On the palate, I get a lot of rubber, some orange and drop of honey.

    Finish is short to medium.

  52. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  53. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

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