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Overall rating
89.14/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB66026
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve - Silver Bottling
Bottled
20.01.2015
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Casknumber
Batch No. 4
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391523270045
Added on
29 Mar 2015 12:54 pm by mad69
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 152.43

7 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

145 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 21-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.14 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pear juice and mango - dangerously tasty
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very drinkable, not too sweet
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, grapefruits, green fruits, something leafy, spices, herbs, honeydew, also a bit mango and pineapple, whiffs of leather and smoke, cigars, wet tobacco - really good
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, little sweetness, fruity, more grapefruits, spicy, herbal, pepper, ginger - very good
    • Finish
      Long, warm, zesty

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Exotic fruits, tobacco, leather, Christmas spices, toffee, marzipan, herbs, very drinkable.

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Emptying this beauty a few days ago after years of pleasure filled me with nostalgia. This bottle will remain my first "exceptionnal" bottle that I ever bought ... for far less than it goes nowadays !

    Teeling 21yo Silver really propelled the whole Teeling range to the main scene indeed, and it's just super easy to understand why. I've still to meet anything else that has such a beautiful note of pink vine peach. Paradisiac nose. To any of those who still have a bottle, whatever the batch : please ... open, enjoy, split, share, sip ! More than anything else, this one was designed for pleasure.

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful whisky. The only complaint is that it is just 46% and therefore lacks the intensity to score 90+.
    • Nose
      Quite mineral (limestone) and tropical fruit (lychee, mango, papaya, pineapple). Further, fresh cut grass and vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Rather thin, because of the ABV. Very sweet, with all these tropical fruits again, plus eucalyptus, plus mint, plus cut grass and vanilla. Nothing really complex, but the tastier it is in this case!
    • Finish
      It leaves a layer of thick, sweet fruit, some drying wood spice, and fresh green notes.

  6. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's just damn super good. Ultra seductive but not "too easy" thanks to the drier notes and the metallic sides. Sexiness and nervosity here found a middle ground. Much recommended !
    • Nose
      Hugely fruity (of course) with a certain tartness that might come from the wine. Truckloads of peaches, melon, honey, grapefruit ... damn. To offset this very sweet structure, some metallic touches appear, along with a growing lactic side. Quite a few fresh spices as well with mint and green tea. Buttery. Rosewater, honeysuckler ... it's so flavourful, so enticing !
    • Taste
      Great velvety texture. Arrival on the metallic-lactic duo that was already there on the nose, then takes off on a fabulous fruitiness with a massive dose of fresh peach again, pineapple. You can also find apricots and white chocolate, typical Sauternes markers ... The spiciness has grown but it's still very sweet and elegant : light cinnamon and a certain hoppiness. Hoegarden ?
    • Finish
      More citrusy here, with the trademark pink grapefruits. Metallic touches linger along with drier tones of tobacco, cherries. Fades on fruit-flavoured yoghurt.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's bold, balanced and rich. And different! This is not a flavour profile you'll soon find in a Scottish single malt.
    • Nose
      An interesting fruitiness. Lychee, melon, pink grapefruit and apricot. It has a slightly dusty feel to it. There's also a fairly distinct grassy note, as well as some honey.
    • Taste
      Thick and oily with more of that pink grapefruit and lychee, as well as peach. Very big on the fruit, although there's still plenty of room for cumin, pepper and cinnamon. Rich and bold palate.
    • Finish
      Pretty long with a sweet fruitiness.

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty peeling from the good old days. Unfortunately
    modern bottlings can no longer match that.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    This was a very very disappointing H2H for me, in fact it was dire. The only conclusion I can honestly come up with is that Teeling Whisky is rubbish, and almost tasteless and obviously the quality/price ratio is off the scale in a negative way.
    As the ages increased the quality dipped.
    I usually like Irish Whisky but Teeling needs suing under the Trade Descriptions Act, I have had £10 blends that were better than these 7 offerings.

    For what it is worth, here are the average scores, tasted in this order.

    1 -Brabazon Series 1 49.5% bottled March 2017 - 79 points WB ID 95806
    2 -Brabazon Series 1 49.5% bottled February 2018 - 78 points WB id 110662
    3 - Single cask 11 year cask 10191 53.6% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Cask
    Bottled for Bresser and Timmer - 70 points WB 82649
    4 - 14 year 46% The Revival volume 3 - 70 points WB ID 92715
    5 - 21 year 46% bottled 2015 Batch 4 - 65 points WB ID 66026
    6 - 24 year 1991 port cask 8474 54.3% Netherlands Exclusive - 67 points WB ID 83807
    7 - 30 year 36% bourbon cask no 1, Platinum Reserve - 67 points WB ID 57821

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    An ok nose and I suppose typical Teeling, green apple and a little vanilla, it has more depth than the first 4 Teeling's I had tonight so at least things are looking up as H2H go.
    The mouthfeel is a little thicker and it is definately on green apples but they are sour and this reminds of those kids sweets that are jelly with a sour side.
    With a few drops of water, it is basically weaker but still sour with a bitter finish.
    I am trying not to be unkind to members who have this up for sale for 700 euro but if I paid more than 25 euro for a whisky that tasted so lacklistre I would still think I had been ripped off, what a disappointment this is.
    It is bland, end of, it is like a whisky with it's heart ripped out.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      58 58

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