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Teeling Single Malt

Big Fruity Irish

1 790

@MuddyFunsterReview by @MuddyFunster

27th Dec 2016


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From a 5cl bottle from the Trinity pack, bought in 2016. This is still from stock bought from Beam when they bought the Cooley distillery and still as advertised from stock aged up to 23 years.

Colour is light but deep golden.

Nose is really quite distinctive. The first whiffs of honeyish barley malt and crystal cereal notes of unmalted grains, are soon consumed by some wonderful big citrus fruity notes or lemon and grapefruit, citrus peel, fresh bread dough, baked french bread, vanilla and a little bit of banana ester and icing sugar. There's some white wine vinous notes going on here. Buttery white burgundy and lemon chardonnay.

Body is rich, full flavoured.

On the taste the citrus notes are fantastic. Grapefruit, lemon, citrus rind, slight honey and spice, some of that crystal cereal unmalted barley grain, little banana ester note, lemony white wine chardonnay or Chablis vinous.

Finish is all about the fruit citrus grapefuit, white wine vinous and some warming hotness in the back of the throat.

So good that I'm tempted to buy a bottle.

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Alexsweden commented

Sounds like a winner! I've been looking at this one for a while. Might have to get one...

6 years ago 0

jack09 commented

I've been looking at this for a while too. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. Doesn't help that it's an nas.

6 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

This is their basic NAS malt, right? So isn't this pretty cheap? If it's really delivering a "90" experience, what could stop you from buying it?

6 years ago 0

MuddyFunster commented

The only thing stopping me is the 60 odd bottles I've got stacked away and I'm not sure my wife could face another bottle!

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Ol_Jas commented

@MuddyFunster , ah yes, the eternal conflict between whisky and wives! I recently had to choose, and guess which one I kept?

6 years ago 0

bourbondrinker commented

@MuddyFunster It's also a matter of potential consumption vs purchase of new stock. Unless you're thinking of selling.

6 years ago 0

bourbondrinker commented

A Teeling single grain will be my wish for next year

6 years ago 0

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