- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
- Bottling serie
- Vintage Reserve - Silver Bottling
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- American Oak
- Batch No. 4
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 29 Mar 2015 12:54 pm by mad69
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
- Pear juice and mango - dangerously tasty
- Very drinkable, not too sweet
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
Punchy, oily, little sweetness, fruity, more grapefruits, spicy, herbal, pepper, ginger - very good
Long, warm, zesty
- Exotic fruits, tobacco, leather, Christmas spices, toffee, marzipan, herbs, very drinkable.
- 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.
- A beautiful whisky. The only complaint is that it is just 46% and therefore lacks the intensity to score 90+.
Quite mineral (limestone) and tropical fruit (lychee, mango, papaya, pineapple). Further, fresh cut grass and vanilla.
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!
It leaves a layer of thick, sweet fruit, some drying wood spice, and fresh green notes.
- 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 !
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 !
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 ?
More citrusy here, with the trademark pink grapefruits. Metallic touches linger along with drier tones of tobacco, cherries. Fades on fruit-flavoured yoghurt.
- It's bold, balanced and rich. And different! This is not a flavour profile you'll soon find in a Scottish single malt.
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.
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.
Pretty long with a sweet fruitiness.
- Very tasty peeling from the good old days. Unfortunately
modern bottlings can no longer match that.
- 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
- 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.