Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve Collection
Stated Age
24 years old
Bourbon & Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L16 001244
Added on
11 Nov 2016 10:46 am

Average value

€ 1463.12

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176 × member ratings

306 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 24-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.46 points

  1. chichibufan scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Important information about the 08/2016 vs. 08/2017

    **Teeling 24 Year-Old Single Malt – 2016 & 2017 Release clarification**

    There has been a few queries about whether it was the 2016 or 2017 release of Teeling 24 Year-Old that recently won the world’s Best Single Malt at the World Whisky Awards. Both releases are from exactly the same vatting with the whisky being distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks before being further matured in Sauterne sweet wine barrels. These casks were then vatted together and split into two batches, half for the 2016 release and half for the 2017 release. The whisky entered into the awards came from this vatting and was from the tasting stock rather than being from a particular release. This explains why all the whisky is bottled as 24 year-old despite the 2017 release being bottled a year later. 2016 release was the stock image used when the award was first announced but both releases are the same fantastic whisky.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I would never have believed that everything would turn out like this. For 3 years I've been drawn to the thought: "I have never tested the Teeling24". I had the dull feeling that I had missed something special. Actually, I don't really care much about prices and placements or, like here, “The best whisky in the world”. I suspect everything. But now a bargain has made me enjoy it in peace. Sorry in advance: I'm sure a bit euphoric and angry with these notes. That doesn't really suit me, but it goes very well with this “one-of-a-kind” in a masterly guise. Just the design of the box plus this decanter are made so elegant and the contents are so much more. EVERYTHING fits here for me! I'm always looking for it sample after sample and there it is again:
    "The Unicorn". Thank you for this wonderful hobby.
    • Nose
      Rich tropical fruit notes in banana pineapple style. Sweet and sour grape and berry basket with a touch of Ex-Sauternes and a delicate Connemara peat note. Certainly also wanted in Vatting with their own good old barrels. Now there are also lighter fruits in the background. Very discreet and very well done. Hopefully the nose will hold out. Then it becomes a complex matter. Time is of the essence here. No rush please!
    • Taste
      I have to tell you something beforehand. The Master Distiller Hunt explains in a video by Rex & Daniel: https://youtu.be/sujKBgETkLo how they discovered a special yeast variation for white wines from South Africa, which was also used here. It is said that it gives the impression that you are actually eating a "pink grapefruit". I only had to smile when I heard that, because I know this absolutely special taste very well. This is my favorite fruit in winter. I thought it was a little joke to conjure up this effect in a whisky. Hey guys i can tell you Those who like that cannot avoid this bottle. The hammer! The entire texture is dominated by this Pink Grape mouthfeel that you feel exactly like that when you enjoy the fruit. In addition, some peat and tobacco notes are mixed with salty almonds. Tropical sweet, sour and bitter alternate. Work very harmoniously. Masterful barrel management. Mineral and earthy, it goes into the transition to the finale. I would like to pause here. The unicorn experience :)
    • Finish
      Without question, very long. Sweet, sour, bitter and salty, it says goodbye with an exotic aftertaste on a high level. Thanks to the “Master Hunt” team. This yeast was a stroke of luck. But also the masterful craft around it all comes to the point. Milestone! For me the whisky with the highest recognition value and the most beautiful one on the shelf. The No.1!

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Typical austere fruitiness of Irish whisky - this one is powerful and balanced with great complexity and most of all extremely creamy - fantastic!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, austere, grapefruit and lemon peel, little herbal, honeydew, spices, hints of vanilla, little leafy and grassy notes, cookie dough - very good!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very, very creamy and oily, thick, mellow, punchy, good sweetness, very fruity, more grapefruit, lemon, peach, banana, pineapple, little mango and apricot, spices, little herbal, fine woody notes - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, zesty, fruity, more herbal, austere, more grapefruits, more peels - great!

  4. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    For the first time, I get a very strong durian fruit flavor in a Scotch whisky.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fresh cut fruits on a metal tray with ice, sugar glazed pineapple, sugar-coated corn flakes, candied roasted almond, pu-erh tea. After a sip, dry sauna wood with spilled bourbon. The bourbon note is noticeable stronger after sips.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Yellow fruits bomb! First is the pineapple, ripe banana, mango, and it keep on becoming sweeter yellow fruits. And at the end, the king of fruits - Durian! Definitely the first time for me to get durian in a Scotch whisky! Some really delicate smoke and light lapsang tea dryness behind.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, with durian sweetness and slight bitterness with pineapple sharpness.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose: 5/5 Palate: 4/5 Final: 3/5 Whisky n ° 1754
    • Nose
      Exotic fruits that are intense but tend to fade. Almonds, caramel. We are in the Littlemill sphere. Golden malt, chocolate. Vanilla rising in strength. Evocation of a bourbon.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, sweet, creamy, greedy, on the fruits. Very just spicy and juicy. But I admit that I waited a bit more complexity.
    • Finish
      The fruits are more supported in the final, but on the other hand it lacks impact, become almost too wise. The opening is good for him.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Here’s another one I’d missed previously, hidden from view.

    N: Smells like one of those flawless noses, one mainly talking of meaty-putty dry fruits. There’s some poke but it doesn’t mind some water.
    T: Woody, meaty putty-dry fruits - so more of the same really. Pokey, somewhat blocky/clogged, and the palate at least doesn’t free up with the time I allowed.
    F: Thankfully at the tail it relaxes into a deep fresh and heather honey, wrapping up with a crystal-heathery sugar finish.
    C: Very good but I’ll take the 14yo over it.Scores a B

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Austere, herbal, and the typical fruity notes from earlier vintages, very good

  8. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Mvk_dub scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    World’s Best Single Malt at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.

  10. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one reminds me a little of the Nose Art Monkey Mask from Whisky Doris with the same earthiness but less punch. Not a bad comparison.
    Dangerous and excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      Gentle, a bit closed at first but it opens after a few minutes. Tropical fruits (pineapples, grapefruits, passion fruits, mangoes), a touch of vanilla, hints of pencil shavings, earthy notes. Hints of red fruits syrup. A veil of peat smoke. With time, custard notes.
    • Taste
      Creamy and fruity with red berries at first and then grapefruits, pineapples, passion fruits and lemons. A touch of earthy peat again. Orange peels.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering tropical notes, light mentholated notes, a touch of spicy oak, a pinch of salt.


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