Overall rating
90.63/100
votes
209
Whiskybase ID
WB89128
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Teeling Whiskey Company (TWCo)
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

€ 823.11

66 × in wishlist

209 × member ratings

343 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Teeling 24-year-old

42 users have left 46 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.63 points.

  1. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 89 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.

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  3. Foamy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  4. Janci234 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Beautiful

  5. Dan0 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    amazingly fruity, complex nose and palate, long finish

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Amazing.
    Smell: beautiful deep fruity aroma, almost to pot still character, berry fruit, burgundy to violet character
    Taste: liquid dessert, wonderful sweetness profile, purple bompar.

  7. DannyHill scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      woody, old furniture, furniture glue, white grapes, orchard fruit, vanilla, tart, plum
    • Taste
      92 92
      super fruity, mango, white peach, apricot, lightly earthy, very palatable
    • Finish
      92 92
      fruity, tropical fruit, gentle

  8. Dr.Ago scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Excellent

  9. Cloverdram scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Nose --- 94

    Palate --- 92

    Finish --- 93

    Another superb, uber-aged Cooley fruit bomb from Teeling. Nose is heavenly tropical squared, and the creamy palate is refreshing and full of ripe fruit. The finish is long, warm, and has echoes of heather honey and peat smoke. I first tried this at a modest ski-in cabin at Copper Mountain after a long day of skiing. And (no joke), the staff had put a chilled "Welcome !" tropical fruit sampler on the kitchen counter. Drinking this beside the firepit at sunset, I had no need of the actual fruit.

  10. Cloverdram scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Splendid fruit salad on nose and palate. Mouthfeel is lively and creamy, and the finish finds spices and a touch of tobacco amidst the citrus and tropical fruits. Rather dangerously drinkable.

  11. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Durian… love it!!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dodol durian!
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Bart-msb scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  13. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blenders glass.
    Herb spices, in aroma and taste, vanilla, bitter wormwood, black pepper, lemongrass, cilantro and many more different herbs that I can’t isolate (Sicilian mixtures of herbs for fish).
    The aftertaste is long, tart.
    Interesting hammer.
    3322'90
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Mvk_dub scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

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

  18. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.

  19. Foudos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Superb exotic Teeling, and particularly expressive. (01/01/2021)

    Tasted again a year later (12/26/2021), we also have a slight superb floral nose on the nose. Even more exotic than in my memories.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is very pretty and immediately seductive.
      You immediately feel a creamy side.
      We start with the exotic, with papaya, mango.
      Pistachios and roasted almonds, aromatic herbs.
      A very light white truffle, with a little undergrowth.
      A little burnt caramel.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth we continue in the line of the nose. It's creamy and immediately intense.
      Papaya, mango, citrus, lemon, yuzu.
      White pepper, milk chocolate.
      Light leather and tobacco. Light wood.
      Aromatic herbs (thyme, coriander, basil?)

      Simple but terribly effective.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Fairly light finish, on exoticism, fresh herbs (mint, coriander), salted butter caramel, lime zest.

  21. whisky_garage scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Teeling 24 YO
    The most comfortable whisky that I have had a chance to drink ????????????
    Vintage 08.2016
    Bourbon & Sauternes Casks
    Number of bottles 5000
    alc. 46% vol.
    The aroma is light, casual, sweetish.
    Vanilla, sweet berries, watermelon rind, some spices, noble spirit of the tree.
    We breathed O2 for 5-7 minutes and new horizons are opening before us ????. Berry sourness has appeared and now these are not easy sweet berries, but a berry mix, an assortment of berries, dark and red, sour and sweet, ripe and overripe. Chewing gum is a cross between bubble gum and love is. Not without tropical fruits and banana ????????????????.
    Class, I love these scents. where there is no excessive pressure and concentration, where everything is in its place.
    Taste. The first sip is practically nothing, the second sip and the same ????, maybe yesterday's 63.7% killed my receptors to hell ????????????. On the third sip, everything fell into place ????.
    Sweet, full-bodied. Vanilla, some citrus peel, tropical fruits, sweet berries. There is pepper, noble tobacco, wood and they complement the overall picture wonderfully.
    The finish is long, sweetish with a pleasant bitterness. Vanilla, berry sourness, wet wood, delicate chocolate trail.

    This is probably the most comfortable whisky in terms of drinkability that I have ever tried, but this is not the most important quality of this drink.
    This whisky is "alive", it changes, it develops and constantly plays with you with new aromas, flavors and shades.
    ⚡90⚡

  22. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Whisky Spring 2019
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Irish tasted
    • Nose
      Malty and yellow fruits
    • Taste
      Passion fruit takes over
    • Finish
      Long

  25. Moses scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Thanks for the clarification of "dutchdrammer"
    Since both whisky are the same, I also put my notes in the next bottle:
    base no.132877

  26. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Golden smell. Nose: Ah, this fruity flavor, citrus, passion fruit, grapefruit, a fruity smoothie with cream. Maple syrup muffins, hot cocoa, raisin bread and some tiramisu, some smoked wood.
    Taste Palate: some red grapes, grapefruit, creamy cocoa, smoked, spices, whole wheat toast, oak, bitter end rhyme Finish: long, cream cake, dried apricots Body: watery, light

    Nose: 88/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 87/100
    Body: 84/100
    Overall: 86.5/100, the wine body pulls the hips, delicious and easy to drink

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo 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!

  28. 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!

  29. mkpraios scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    A unique whisky in so many ways.

  30. 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.

  31. ezioaudit scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  32. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Snacking on a tropical fruit platter with icing sugar next to a Diesel pump station. Big oak extract that integrated so well with the sweet fruit liquid resulted this unique chains of aromas. Malty, popcorn with chocolate caramel, orange marmalade with fruit peels, dragon fruit syrup, cut white onion with savoury sweetness and lastly a tea-ish tannin. Distinctive, bright, solid and highly evolving, can't take my nose away from this beauty, pretty much ticks on all boxes, a winning aroma for sure. (96/24)

    P- Creme brulee, orange, then nice creamy soursop with underlying tannin. Some nice phenol smokes to go with it, followed by the chewy strong black tea. (91/22)

    F- Medium, nose dive after all the hypes, oak-y sweet, orange smokes, still feel elegant and the finesse. But surprisingly lacking and wee shallow. (87/21)

    B/B- 89/22

    Cereal- 2, Fruity- 4, Floral- 1, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 1, Woody- 4, Winery- 2, Spicy- 2

    Weighted Rate- 89pt
    • Nose
      N- Snacking on a tropical fruit platter with icing sugar next to a Diesel pump station. Big oak extract that integrated so well with the sweet fruit liquid resulted this unique chains of aromas. Malty, popcorn with chocolate caramel, orange marmalade with fruit peels, dragon fruit syrup, cut white onion with savoury sweetness and lastly a tea-ish tannin. Distinctive, bright, solid and highly evolving, can't take my nose away from this beauty, pretty much ticks on all boxes, a winning aroma for sure. (96/24)
    • Taste
      P- Creme brulee, orange, then nice creamy soursop with underlying tannin. Some nice phenol smokes to go with it, followed by the chewy strong black tea. (91/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, nose dive after all the hypes, oak-y sweet, orange smokes, still feel elegant and the finesse. But surprisingly lacking and wee shallow. (87/21)

      B/B- 89/22

      Cereal- 2, Fruity- 4, Floral- 1, Peaty- 0, Feinty- 1, Woody- 4, Winery- 2, Spicy- 2

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

  33. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Perhaps a 89 pointer now. 3 months later after oxidised. It has lost its charm of being refreshing on the finishing.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Nose is still magnificent. Similar notes as before however, this time with added charred brown sugar. Reduced sugar in a pan.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Same as before, minus the pistachio sweet nutty ness. Add on some quakers oatmeal.
    • Finish
      86 86
      No more tropical sun basking. Damp end, medium finishing. Maybe sitting under a tent in a rainforest while it's pouring outside.

  34. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Rated 90 freshly opened bottle. 3 months ago ish
    • Nose
      93 93
      Pineapple, honey, lemon, ripen banana on the verge of being fully brown, jackfruits that have been left outside for over 2 hours. Some mango perhaps. Overall a fruit punch.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Delicious scrumptious fruit bowl. Orange pudding that has been flambé. Slightly woody from the oak, light milky chocolate. Nutty, a slight bit, pistachio to be exact.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Refreshing feels of basking under the tropical sun not by the beach but rather by a rainforest under the shade.
      Long long finish.

  35. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Extremely fruity, huge on white fruits like peach, grape, apricot. Lots of mango as well. Lovely fruity treat on the nose. Hints of dried nutmeg, with some butter cookies, and more fruit sweetness. Lots of spices appear after a sip.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Mouthwatering, lots of fruit sweetness. The sweetness reminds me of Sugus (fruit flavored chewy candy). Quite jammy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, with some orange peel, lemony. Biscuity. Pretty fruity as well.

  36. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy, peaty and farmy, what a surprise! Not your typical Irish whisky, not fruity at all! Robust malts and bread, very similar to old Irish whisky in the 60s.
    • Taste
      QUite light and mellow, sweet and floral malty barley.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying and fresh, very herbal.

  37. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Kaleidoscope

    This 24 years old Teeling is part of the oldest stocks that the Teeling brothers were able to ‘liberate’ from the old Cooley stocks. The whisky first matured in former bourbon casks and then got a finish on Sauternes casks. Sauternes is of course the sweet dessert wine from France.

    It is quite a fruit bomb on the nose, with apples, pears and some tropical notes. Banana flambéed! Nectarine, red berries… there is also a soft smoky note in there! And guimauve! Hurray – I love guimauve and I do not come across it often in whisky. A beautiful nose that in all honesty reminds me a bit of Littlemill.

    Stop the press! It is tropically sweet on the palate, but with benefits! Some smoke, earth, putty and heathery honey. Peat? Yes, I do believe so. I reckon a cask of Connemara went into the mix here. Delicious. A veritable kaleidoscope of taste.

    The finish is long, truly long. The peat smoke clears slowly to make room for the sweet, dried, but still quite exotic fruit.

    Boy, simply grand, yes. But not cheap in the least with a price tag of around 400 EUR. But what a whisky…

  38. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
      Apples
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spruce needle, pepper, moss, mild and smooth. Not my style.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Vanilla and spruce needle, forest.

      ----

      Blind tasting. 1 of 6. This took me by surprise, i didnt like this at all.

  39. chichibufan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.

  40. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  41. Romansen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. 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.

  43. AlainMalt09 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  44. 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

  45. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  46. fileosoph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. greg_0277 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Less to my taste than the # 8381 but very good and dangerously drinkable! After aeration note reviewed at 92/93. It is in a different register than the # 8381 but just as good if not more.
    • Nose
      Patissière and yeast notes, slightly smoky (dried hay), less fruity than expected despite the presence of yellow and exotic fruits. After a few days of aeration, the fruity and peaty notes are even more present.
    • Taste
      The reduction is perfect, the alcohol is not aggressive but the beginning of mouth offers punch, on the smoked side and even slightly peated. A fruity kick, mango, pineapple appears in the second part of the mouth. This peaty feeling gives it a lot of relief. After a few days of aeration: the fruity side is more present. It's really excellent.
    • Finish
      The final, of medium intensity, continues on the fruity side and a light smoked

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