[Quick Review] Teeling - Single Malt 46%

Quick review of an Irish whiskey today with a sample sent to me by the Teeling distillery of their Single Malt Whiskey.

Distillery: Teeling
Bottler: Distillery
Age: NAS
Distilled: n/a
Bottled: n/a
Cask: mix of ex- sherry, port, Madeira, white burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon
Abv: 46%
Unchillfiltered: Yes
Natural Colour: Not mentioned
Nb of bottles: n/a
Extra: Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits competition 2020

Nose: Fresh at first with green apples and pears, lemon, peach and coconut before toffee, milk chocolate digestive biscuits and creamy fudge notes appear.

Palate: The Palate is richer than the nose, fruity, malty with some spicy notes. Caramel, vanilla, digestive biscuits, milk chocolate, nutty, a touch of pepper, grapefruit, dried fruit (raisins), apple, melon and ginger.

Finish: Malty, spicy, with ginger, pear, spiced stewed plums, white wine and hints of oak.

With water: I get more sweetness on the nose, the palate becomes creamier and there is a little more heat of the finish.

Overall a very interesting single malt from the Dublin distillery despite its probable youth. An older version of it would be even better! I also got to try the 3rd release of their Barbazon series recently which I thought was spectacular too. Definitely a distillery I will have to explore further, both through their bottles and hopefully through a visit in person soon!

Thanks again to Mark and the Teeling distillery for the sample.


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