I have tried the Teeling single malt before. Obviously this is purchased stock, for Teeling does not yet have its own whiskey on the market. This is either Cooley or Bushmills. Anyway, as I really enjoyed the previous batches, I am looking forward to this 2016 release.
The nose is still quite fruity, but shows more citrus this time around (lime, grapefruit and lemon). Very grassy and a touch floral too. Think heather honey, freshly peeled Granny Smith, some cherries and white grapes. It even reminds me a bit of white wine. Summer in your glass.
It is very light on the palate. Again apples and citrus fruit, but also quince and some dried peach. Fresh rhubarb. Green banana. Nicely seasoned with pepper and ginger. A pinch of cinnamon. The oak does make me pull some faces.
The finish is medium long, a touch drying and spicy.
Well, I found the batch from 2015 much more to my liking as it was much more tropical, while this one is rather a summery light weight. But still very affordable: between 35 to 40 EUR.