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Teeling 14 Year Old Revival III


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@MaltymatesReview by @Maltymates

9th Mar 2017


Teeling 14 Year Old Revival III
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The third volume of Teeling Revival consists of a 14-Year-Old Single Malt Irish whiskey distilled in 2002, initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being given further maturation in 350 litre ex-Pineau Des Charentes casks to impart an extra pressed grape and dried fruit flavor unique to Irish whiskey. ‘Pineau des Charentes’ is a fortified wine made from either fresh, un-fermented grape juice or a blend of lightly fermented grape must, to which a Cognac eau-de-vie is added and then matured in oak barrels.

Teeling Revival 14 Year Old is limited to 10,000 bottles and comes with 46% ABV. It does not include any coloring additives and is a non-chilled filter product. It is becoming available from retailers in selected countries for around £110.00

Color: Light Golden with Amber sparkles…

Nose: Strong presence of fruits… combination of fresh pineapples, dried apricots and pears… fresh grape juice… All this fruitiness balanced with the mature character of oak flavors, vanilla, honey and toffee… some darker aromas like bitter chocolate and toasted nuts on the background…

Palate: Rich, Full and silky smooth… Almost feels like a new interpretation of a fancy fruit salad… apricots, pineapples soaked in cognac, drizzled with caramel and honey, topped with almond shavings… A little bit spice and acidity lingering around…

Finish: Long but a bit dry and bitter sweet finish…

I really enjoyed drinking this expression. Besides offering some fresh fruity flavors, it also delivers more mature characteristics as you would expect from spirits like Cognac. I recommend it to all whisky enthusiasts…

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Ol_Jas commented

Sounds nice. I like how there are interesting things coming out of Ireland these days.

Question: If the fruity flavor comes from FRENCH wine barrels, how is that "unique to Irish whiskey"? I wonder whether that's just a casual word choice that we shouldn't put too much stock into, or if I'm missing something here. Thanks.

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