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!