Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
9 years American Oak, 3 years PX Finish
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Sherry XS-PX
Bottled for
DrankDozijn BV
Added on
26 nov 2021 6:17 pm by RaggaeShark
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.95

5 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Teeling 12-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.22 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Once it has shed its initial reservations, it turns out to be an excellent sherry malt, which doesn't necessarily come across as Irish, but blind would also very well pass for Scots.
    • Nose
      Relatively reserved at the beginning, I would have expected a lot more from a three-year finish in PX Casks. It can still be... It remains the case that the nose is very little generous with aromas. Taking a sip has helped me so many times to push my nose... And indeed, that has actually helped, because now there are raisins, dried figs, blackberry jelly, strawberries, nougat and milk chocolate. The sip offered a glimpse of a creamy start and I think I can sense that creaminess on the nose.
    • Taste
      Wow, the PX finish is quite noticeable on the tongue - so much so that I hardly have the feeling of having an Irish whisky in my glass, but rather a single malt from Speyside. Creamy mouthfeel. Blackberries, blueberries, black currants, plus lovage, rosemary, marjoram, tarragon and savory.
      And if I take a nose again now, the initial reluctance has completely disappeared.
    • Finish
      Creamy for a long time and provided with nice, not too exaggerated fruit notes. Raisins, dried figs, dark chocolate, espresso beans.

  2. glen efze scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Teeling - The Spirit of Dublin. Teeling is one of the great families of Irish whisky. With the opening of the Cooley Distillery in 1987, John Teeling initiated the renaissance of Irish whisky. Cooley is now owned by Beam Suntory, John Teeling opened Dundalk Great Northern in 2015 and his sons Jack and Stephen also opened the Teeling Distillery in Dublin in 2015 – The Spirit of Dublin. So where this 12 year old can't possibly come from. So let's assume this is Cooley whisky, which isn't a bad parentage.

    • Nose
      It is a bit closed at first, the aromas remain in the glass, but send a hint of sherry spice with sweet notes and dry herbs. A few drops of water help, the sherry now dares to come out of the glass. But it's not really igniting yet...
    • Taste
      Ok, it has steam and needs more water, otherwise it burns too much and the aromas remain hidden. Unfortunately, the water doesn't help much further. A somewhat softened sharpness remains, but there are no more aromas. The aromas are actually a bit watered down now, although the whisky itself is still very strong. The three years in the PX cask gave off a slight basic sweetness, but overall the cask was probably no longer very active. A few herbs remain, but no sherry aromas with fruits, sweetness or even chocolate build up.
    • Finish
      The whisky is dry and slightly astringent in the aftertaste, the PX influence is not convincing. And then there is also a sulfur monster lurking in the background, which fortunately has largely given up its breath of fire.

      This is the opposite of a sherry monster, unfortunately the whisky was not able to take enough vanilla with it from the bourbon casks, which might have helped it now and the sherry finish, which lasted three years, was also unable to develop any aromas. The strong alcohol meets volatile residual aromas that cannot withstand it. A sobering drop after St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps the stock of good Teeling barrels from the Cooley era is slowly coming to an end. That would be a shame. So the hope lies in the true spirit of Dublin and the years to come.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    Drankdozijn, the well-known Dutch online beverage shop, also found its way to the warehouses of the Irish Teeling, bottling this 12-year-old powerhouse. The single malt whisky first matured for 9 years on American oak and then got a finish of 3 years on PX sherry casks, which explains its beautiful copper color. It is again my good friend Benny – aka Mr Teeling Belgium (a name I gave him myself, by the way) – who provided me with a generous sample.

    The nose is rather intense, but in addition to gently sweet especially umami. Reminiscent of meat gravy. Or even broth. Fruit is not the first thing that comes to mind, I must confess. After a few minutes of breathing I get some oranges and a lost fig, but this is mainly chewing tobacco and chicken soup.

    Despite the towering ABV, it arrives softly. Dangerously smooth, even. I'm surprised by that. But just like the nose, it is also not really sweet in taste, but especially umami again. Roast beef, Worchestershire sauce and broth. There is even, if I may be very honest, a small off-note in it that I can not immediately put my finger on. The fact that I reluctantly (well, sorta) take another sip says enough.

    The finish is long and gently seasoned.

    I can't get rid of the impression that the PX barrel has partly killed this Teeling. It’s not bad, but far from great. Thanks anyway, Benny.

  4. Holzwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ThorstenH scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Spicy notes in the nose and mouth, slightly nutty, medium-length finish.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82


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