Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Sherry, Port,Madeira,Wh. Burgundy, Cab. Sauv.
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Feb 2016 10:20 am by vb_bembel

Average value

€ 47.99

4 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

172 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling Single Malt

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.30 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The fruitiness accompanied by this powdery sweetness is trademark Cooley Malt, and I enjoy that very much.
    This very much feels like a multi-vintage vatting, as it is truly full of flavour, but on the other hand it still feels incomplete and, sometimes at least, really young, which really shows in the lack of balance on the palate.
    I wouldn't mind the short finish if it didn't have that alcoholic note in the very end, which truly reveals it's youth.
    The 'craft presentation' is what really saves this from being 'just another differently branded Cooley Malt' bottling, as it packs a punch flavourwise with some complexity to it due to the cask variety that's been used.
    I do like this stuff, despite it's youthful flaws, especially the taste is a winner.
    • Nose
      fruity and malty, overripe papaya, pineapple, vinous (white), a sappy wood note, powdery sweetness, here and there a little coconut, later some white fudge, some white chocolate, with water brazil nut appears, the whole is quite bold.
    • Taste
      a sweet/woodsappy and vinous/fizzy arrival, then a tropical fruit salad develops, papaya, pineapple, canteloupe, coconut, pina colada, dried + sugared mango, some waxiness develops, a little licorice, a hint of salt with a fruity acidity to it, it has some depth and it's kind of lush with a good body, quite sweet with some oak, but lacks some balance and somehow still feels youngish.
    • Finish
      stale pineapple juice with coconut (pina colada-esque), fizzy with a hint of wax, a hint of licorice, some faint stale oak, a little alcoholic harshness at the tail end, shortish.

  2. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Color: Full Gold

    Nose: Not bad! The fruitiness that you're expecting and/or hoping to get from an Irish single malt is indubitably there right away. For how young this must be, one suspects the large assortment of influence-heavy cask types--look at the list in the information above, for God's sake!--are probably playing a strong role. Given that, the Teeling folks have struck a pretty impressive balance between making sure the fruity character of the spirit comes through while also working hard to round off any immature edges with the active casks. Not only that, but for having so many fortified wines, what comes across the most to me is something approaching a decently-oaked white wine. There's a little bit of wood, some honey, and some fruit. So far, so good, especially relative to expectations. As it continues to develop, I almost detect a similar profile as I get with younger Armagnac: sweet, fresh stone fruit--but all very light. Beyond that, a light note of hay, which I find helps the overall composition. Water brings out even more of this until I could almost be convinced I'm nosing young Bruichladdich.

    Taste: The success mostly continues. The arrival is rather nice: mouth-coating, no heat to speak of at the healthy 46% bottling strength, and the salience of the quintessentially Irish fruit notes is unabated. Admittedly, I'm not as a dogged in my admiration of this style as many other commentators. I like it well enough, but I often find it can be a bit one-note, even if that one note is pretty good. Again, for being as young as I suspect this is, I'm fairly impressed. If you're looking for it to taste like alcoholic fruit juice, then this probably might not be as dialed-up as you like. However, it's plenty fruity for me. As is often the case, some of the complexity on the nose is lost here, and it gets a little more one-dimensional. Water doesn't bring out additional notes for me, instead just muting things a bit.

    Finish: It gets a little bitter here. Nothing terrible, but it's not the most pleasant finish. I detect a little more spice with water. Okay.

    Comments: The nose is downright impressive, and is enough to convince me that the community score on WB is underrating this malt. The experience deteriorates somewhat at each subsequent level, but it's not enough to drop this into the low-80s for me. This exceeded my expectations, and I'm now looking forward to seeing the new Teeling stocks mature to the same ages as the old Cooley malts that have been part of the vintages over which so much positive ink has been spilled recently.

  3. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet nice single malt. Everyday Dram
    • Nose
      87 87
      Summer honey, toffee, dried fruit
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweetness, honey, vanilla, little oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet, later a little oak, becoming drier, slightly warming, medium length

  4. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    OK, but do not pull me off the stool, the fruitiness expected of the barrel variety is a bit too short, too hot and bitter and spicy. He would not be worth more than 30 €.
    • Nose
      very intense, strong, sweet (caramel, malt, nougat) and woody-spicy ... rather restrained fruity, with a little more water: apple and pear compote, elderberry syrup, banana
    • Taste
      Sweet-creamy, milk chocolate, spicy, peppery, with longer time in the mouth more and more bitter and bitter, cocoa, brandy
    • Finish
      medium, pepper and brandy

  6. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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