Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Hand bottled at the Distillery
Stated Age
23 years old
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Added on
05 jan 2021 5:15 pm by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325.00

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Teeling 1996

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.97 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    Available to buy exclusively from The Teeling Whisky Distillery, this whisky is one of our oldest single malts to be solely matured in rum casks. Your bottle is filled directly from cask number 10030 here in the distillery at 50.8% ABV.
    • Nose
      Earthy notes, with dried fruits, toffee and burnt sugar
    • Taste
      An explosion of fruit flavours is followed by molasses sweetness
    • Finish
      Dry, with a distinct wood influence

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  3. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind:

    After pouring the sample, the attic room fills with a nice smell, candy canes, marzipan, fruit with a layer of sugar on top, also some tobacco leaves. That is promising. And indeed, quite hot on the tongue and then that blissfully tropical aftertaste. With this type of whisky, the memory often immediately goes back to the usual suspects in the field of tropical fruit. This is simply brilliant stuff. After leaving it for a while, a small drop of glue emerges from the smell. You can sniff this all day long. Impressive. After a little water, a suggestion arises, partly prompted by a malty undertone: Glenglassaugh. Turned out to be Teeling. Score: 91 points.

  4. SimonOHA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Less tropical fruit and more citrus than I thought, but still a fruit bomb like what you would expect from an Irish of this caliber. Immediate pleasure.
    • Nose
      Nose of melon, dried apricot, green apple, passion fruit. A few hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Explosive palate on the same fruits as on the nose plus orange, grapefruit and mango.
    • Finish
      Fairly short finish, with light woody and vanilla notes that denote.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic explosion of fruits after the first sip... The nose and finish can't really keep up to this very high standard, but still fantastic stuff...
    Thanks @JNuyts for the sample!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. crazy_maltlover scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


    Ruben's Tasting-Notes are for a different cask!!!
    #154021 instead of this cask and different ABV!

  7. florian09 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Note from Ruben :
    Teeling 23 yo 1996 ‘Fill Your Own’ (50,4%, OB ‘Single Malt’ 2020, rum cask #154021)
    Nose: really aromatic, plenty of bananas, some fresh, some baked. Toffee notes but also a bright passion fruit note. Pineapples and peaches. Vanilla ice cream. Subtle spice. My kinda Irish whisky.

    Mouth: quite a fruit explosion and far, far more tropical than any of the whiskys below. Pink grapefruits and passion fruits, banana candy, bright at first but growing darker over time, evolving towards molasses. Subtle almonds and subtle green, grassy touches.

    Finish: quite long, still very bright and fruity, although there’s also a drier woody element.

    Excellent stuff, really close to their lovely 24 Years, 26 Years and so on. Rum maturation really suites the distillery profile and this cask comes warmly recommended.

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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


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