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Teeling 24-year-old

Overall rating
90.47/100
votes
151
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve Collection
Bottled
08.2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L16 001244
Barcode
5391523270595
Added on
11 Nov 2016 10:46 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 502.03

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151 × member ratings

264 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teeling 24-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 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. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/whiskysquad-2018-day-2-part-1-2/

    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

  5. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I would never have believed that everything would come this way. For 3 years I have been thinking: "I never tested the Teeling24". I had a dull feeling that I had missed something special. Actually, I don't give much on prices & placements or like "The best whisky in the world". Everything is suspect to me. But now a bargain has made me enjoy it in peace. Sorry in advance: I'm certainly a little euphoric and angry with these notes. That doesn't really suit me, but it does very well with this “one-off” in masterly guise. Alone the presentation of the box plus this decanter are made so noble and the content is much more. EVERYTHING fits for me here! I'm always looking for it sample by sample and there it is again:
    "The Unicorn". Thanks for this wonderful hobby.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Rich tropical fruit notes in banana and pineapple style. Sweet and sour grape-berry basket in the spirit of ex-Sauternes and a delicate Connemara peat note. Surely also wanted in vatting with your own good old barrels. Now there are even lighter fruits in the background. Very subtle and very well done. Hopefully the nose holds out. Then it becomes a complex matter. Time is the order of the day here. Don't be in a hurry!
    • Taste
      94 94
      I have to explain something beforehand. The Master Distiller Hunt explains in a video by Rex & Daniel: https://youtu.be/sujKBgETkLo how his team discovered a special yeast variation for white wines from South Africa that is used here. It is said that it gives the impression that you are originally 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 this effect in a whisky was a little joke. Hey guys i can tell you The one who likes it cannot avoid this bottle. The hammer! The entire texture is dominated by this pink grape mouthfeel that you feel exactly as you enjoy the fruit. A little peat and tobacco notes are mixed with salty almonds. Tropical sweet, sour and bitter alternate. Look very harmonious. Masterful barrel management. Mineral and earthy, it goes into the transition to the finale. I would like to press pause here. The unicorn experience :)
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long without question. It says goodbye to sweet, sour, bitter and salty with an exotic aftertaste at a high level. Thanks to the Master Hunt team. This yeast was a stroke of luck. But the master craftsmanship around it all comes to the point. Milestone! For me the whisky with the highest recognition value and the most beautiful on the shelf. The No.1!

  6. mkpraios scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    A unique whisky in so many ways.

  7. Jpspecial scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Bright gold. Thin long slow legs.
    Massive big tropical fruits. Heaps of passion fruit and guava. Fresh fruity and fragrant. Lemon sponge cake and icing sugar. Petrol fumes. Passion fruit and petrol.
    Thick and chewy mouth feel. Quite delicate entry Quite creamy and oily. fresh lemoncello. Candied fruits like the nose on the palate. Passion fruit purée. Very fresh. Finish is quite tart. Nose and palate is excellent. Little short on the finish though.
    Just a delicious whisky.

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Mikill scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Fantastic

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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