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Teeling Single Grain

Grain > Malt?

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@GentlemanGrimmReview by @GentlemanGrimm

10th Mar 2017

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Colour:

Burnished gold.

Nose:

Herbal, slight note wine, orange peel, sweet - toffee, vanilla and brown sugar.

Palate:

Sweet fruity notes - red grapes, toffee, leading to slight spice, nutmeg and butterscotch.

Finish:

Fruity, creamy and sweet but gives way to more bitter notes over time.

Overall:

Setting the bar high for all Single Grains I try from now on. Great range on the nose and palate. The herbal notes threw me a little but after that I felt like I was drinking a Dalmore with all the toffee, vanilla and brown sugar on the nose. Actually I enjoyed this more than their Single Malt which as it's around £5 cheaper a bottle that's nice to know!

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6 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Is this the one aged in rum casks? That might explain the toffee, vanilla and brown sugar.

2 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

The "grapes" sounds like the American Cabernet Sauvignon Finish. If so, yes, this is great whiskey, and by far my favourite of the Teelings I have tried thus far. All Irish and Scotch "grain whisk(e)y" should be this good.

2 years ago 0

@GentlemanGrimm
GentlemanGrimm commented

@Ol_Jas I know the Small Batch was finished in rum casks but not sure about this one. Certainly had some flavours reminiscent of a rum finish though.

2 years ago 0

@GentlemanGrimm
GentlemanGrimm commented

@Victor I've not explored single Grains before but after this I'm keen to try more - this has set the bar quote high though for other single grains!

2 years ago 0

@MuddyFunster
MuddyFunster commented

This was my first single grain too and yes you've set the bar high!

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@GentlemanGrimm
GentlemanGrimm commented

@MuddyFunster good to know joy I think my next Drinks by the Dram order will contain a fair amount of single grains now to see if I can find anything that competes.

2 years ago 0

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