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Teeling The Rising / 11 Year old / Limited Edition

Fruity but bland

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@Pierre_WReview by @Pierre_W

26th Dec 2018


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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This Teeling single malt whiskey was released in 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising (an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter week in April 1916). It was bottled as a limited edition for the Irish whiskey collection at Dublin and Cork airports, with a total output of 1,000 bottles. This review looks at bottle #649.

The nose is light, sweet and fruity. The dominant flavours are pineapple and orange, with a touch of fudge appearing after a while. Not a bad nose but there is not much going on.

The palate is medium-bodied and fruity. The pineapple flavours are back, now together with notes of vanilla and a hint of salt.

The finish is long and comes with lovely notes of pineapple and honey.

This is one of the less exciting Teeling releases that I had the opportunity to try. Personally (and perhaps funnily) I liked the finish best and think that it easily trumps the nose and palate that are somewhat bland. From experience I would expect more depth and complexity from an 11-year old Irish single malt.

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