Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Aquavitae - Die Spirituosenmesse
de Germany
Added on
20 oct 2016 3:04 pm by XVII
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 375.00

10 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 1991

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.98 points

  1. waal scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    "Lovely, sweet fruit basket"

    First impression:
    Typical bottle (without outer packaging) of the older bottlings of Teeling with pale golden content.

    The nose is so typical of Ireland. Allegedly "distilled only" twice, the Irish single malt is still very soft and round. Is probably then the 24 years owed. An incredible fruity sweetness flows out of the glass, in which more flavors hide. This sweetie is not only sweet, as it is often found in whiks (e) y, but the sweetness itself is already very complex. Like putting your nose in two hands full of different sweets. I did not have that either. The whole thing is certainly dominated by the lovely scent, which rises from a supposed honey jar. In addition, I enjoy fruit notes of melon, apricot, mango and ripe banana. Quite subliminally something spicy is recognizable. The alcohol (at least 50% Vol.) Is practically non-existent. Vanilla plays a not insignificant role in the overall impression.
    You could spend hours on it and always find new nuances. Very fine!

    A wonderfully supple, silky-soft body with subtle aromas from the spice compartment. Vanilla ice cream, melts slowly in the mouth and only moderately strong tickle the alcohol at the tip of the tongue. The fruits I recognize here much less than in the aroma. I would say here that the floral notes outdo the fruity notes. The Irish single malt offers me in the taste above all a creme brulee in which pepper, cloves, cardamom and other fine things were incorporated. Is not to be despised [wink]

    Retirement / Nachschmecken:
    Minimal bitterness and long-lasting sweetness with alternating acid balance each other. The spices are still to taste here clearly. Here comes after a few minutes, the apricot extremely (!) By. Gorgeous surprise!

    A beautiful old Irishman with enough complexity and at the same time palate flattering aromas and consistency. Really nice. Too bad that not even 200 bottles were bottled. I'm curious how the flavors will develop with some air.
    I could not say anything about the barrel. If I had to type, I would tap on pure ex-Bourbon barrel ripening. But if there was not a sweet wine? Unfortunately I do not know. But it would not surprise me ...
    Anyway, a single malt, which one would know from many. I actually had a high expectation, but at the same time the fear that I will be disappointed (I'm not the biggest Teeling friend now). In summary, an Irishman, which one should have tried. Pungent out!

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Again, a genius older Teeling, which delivers a great combination of flavors with its fruit notes and fine spices.
    • Nose
      Freshly crushed banana with mixed apples, cinnamon, anise, ginger and marzipan crumbled into small pieces. The flavors are not intrusive, but not too subtle. You could say: "dignified".
    • Taste
      With bananas and green apples, it goes straight on the tongue. At first the fruits dominate, the whisky itself is warming and at the beginning oily and dense. Over time aromas of well-stored wood, which cause an increasing dryness. Now also more exotic fruits like papaya, mango and passion fruit, as found in many older teas. Here maybe a little less dominant than in other bottlings.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry. The fruits of the nose and the palate are still there, but no longer as fresh as in the nose by the ever-increasing dryness.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Stone fruits, peach, pear, malty, toffee, sour, mineral ( reminiscent of old bottle effect?), rather flat and not tropical at all. Kind of diappointing but let face the truth, not all those 80/90 babies are meaned to be super fruity. This one is still decent.
    • Taste
      Salty and toffeeish, oily, minty, touches of gunpowder.
      Dried sour spices.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, toffee.

  4. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. butt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89


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