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Overall rating
82.18/100
votes
591
Whiskybase ID
WB59285
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottled
10.2014
Casktype
Sherry/Port/Madeira/Wh. Burgundy, Cab. Sauv.
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14 009 280
Barcode
5391523270304
Added on
24 Oct 2014 6:09 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.27

23 × in wishlist

591 × member ratings

1255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling Single Malt

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.18 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    'Dare to be different' is what they aim for at Teeling, and in that they have succeeded. Using casks from Cooley distillery, they give their Single Malt a craft presentation which is unusual for Irish whisky. On the nose, grainy and floral notes combine with lemon oil, honeydew melon and a touch of ginger. The palate features green apples, shortbread and aniseed, followed by white pepper, sour citrus fruits and herbaceous bitterness. Hints of vanilla, oak spices and lingering freshness remain in the medium finish. A malt with character despite its young age.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Excellent Irish whisky at a very affordable price under 40 euro (I paid 37,50 euro each for my bottles). Sweet and fruity dessert dram. Maybe too sweet for some people if you don’t have a sweet tooth like me. It was a big surprise when poured blind to some whisky buddies during a recent cheese and whisky pairing event that I organized at home. Everybody really liked it and rated it much higher than the average rating here on WB. Not very surprising because cheese and wine are a good match as well and this whisky has an outspoken wine finish. My favourite Irish standard expression together with the Redbreast 12y 40% which is also a true bang-for-your-buck under 40 euro a bottle. Teeling Single Malt also tastes good without cheese!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Very nice fruity white wine notes, peach, grape juice, vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong start. Sweet first, then pretty fruity. Peach, ripe pear, vanilla, candied ginger. A nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, sweet and spicy.

  4. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. hafssol scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    My first Irish whisky! A step aside from Scotch, with a peculiar and complex wood combination from wine casks, that’s already clear from the fruity and floral nose.
    Taste reveals crispy and a bit spicy, yet with some vanilla sweetness and pleasant crispy cereal notes. Once the initial fruity flavours fade, hints of fresh grass, chocolate and liquorice prevail, leaving a smooth finish, balanced between oak and slightly sour/sweet (white) wine lingering finish.
    Of course I can't have many comparisons, but surely it's goodquality for the price.

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The distillate does not convince me at all. I prefer most entry level Scotch OBs to this. Every now and then it works well on the tongue, but the finish is always a letdown.
    • Nose
      Reminds me at first of a naked Spey whisky, with apple cider, freshly cut concorde pears, and some touches of oak and cinnamon, but this piercing spirity note that occasionally mars it makes it unbalanced. Occasional musty aromas, maybe from the wine casks in the recipe? Every now and then it's sweet, fruity, and appealing, and at other times it collapses into a boozy mess.
    • Taste
      Lighter on the tongue than 46 % would lead you to expect, almost ethereal. Light gummy candy sweetness and a fairly strong booze bite, plus some spices. Pears again, and some light perfume. After a while in the mouth it loses some of its sharpness and feels more pleasant...
    • Finish
      ...but then I swallow and things go wrong. The finish is spirity, metallic, and tangy. Luckily it's short, but can it be said to be a perk in a whisky that the finish is short so you'll suffer less? Not really. At the very end a hazelnut-like woody bitterness emerges.

  7. Feorag86 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Green tea, digestive cookies, rosemary, honeydew melon and lime
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sharp, arugula, apple, peach and green grapes
    • Finish
      81 81
      Eukalyptus, ginger, cloves and grapefruit

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant fruity, not-as-Irish-tasting-like-a-single-pot-still-whisky, malt. Sourced from one of the big Irish distilleries, not a Teeling original to be sure. Fairly priced, good alternative to Scotch entry level single malts.

  9. P.K.S scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    this smells impressive.cant wait to diig in to this one
    • Nose
      sweet,frut basket,chilli,oak
    • Taste
      sweet,peat,frute basket,banana,chilli, oak sugar,
    • Finish
      oak spisyness, frut basket, oak sugar, orange, pepper, jalapeno long finnish

  10. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - good Irish single malt at a fair price
    - stored in 5 barrels (Bourbon, Sherry, Madeira, Rum and Sauternes)
    - You don't notice anything from the rum barrel, but the many barrels are a specialty for the "simple" single malt
    • Nose
      Sherry dominates, pleasantly fruity, light character, the second impression shows the sweetness of the Sauternes or Madeira barrel
    • Taste
      Irish mild style, fruity, raisins, powerful start, mouth-filling, taste stays in the mouth for a long time
    • Finish
      medium-long finish; warm finish with sherry

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