Origin: Dublin (Ireland)
Type: Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon and ex-Sauternes
Additional coloring: No
Owner: Teeling Whiskey Company
Average price: € 1,000.00
Official website: teelingwhiskey.com
After the 32 year old tasted some time ago, here is another exceptional ageing bottled by the Dublin distillery from some of the casks Jack Teeling took away from Cooley when he founded his own company.
Three of these 30-year-olds have been released so far: one in 2014 (with a 1983 vintage all in ex-Bourbon), one in 2018 (1987 vintage, ex-Bourbon finished for five years in ex-Burgundy white wine) and this one released at the end of 2021, with a 1991 vintage aged in ex-Bourbon and finished for nine years in ex-Sauternes.
4,000 bottles all natural for an edition that’s already hard to find despite its high price.
A very elegant and silky scent, like entering a period palace and finding yourself immersed in an atmosphere of times gone by. Candles, lacquered wood, dusty fabrics, old books… but there is also an underlying vitality, made up of tropical fruit (mango, passion fruit, papaya), peach, meringue, fudge and a slight hint of lime. Extraordinary.
The tropical fruit return to the palate, along with a distinct impression of peach tea, revealing a surprisingly fresh sweetness of apricot and honey accompanied by nuts (cashews, pine nuts), blond orange, vanilla and a hint of wild strawberry. Thin vein of nutmeg and cinnamon in the background.
A long finish that continues the palate profile with soft warmth and a slight dryness that would make you take the glass back immediately.
An excellent whiskey, deep, bewitching and caressing, the epitome of what the Irish spirit can achieve when treated with care and passion. A collector’s bottle that it would be a real crime to keep gathering dust on a shelf.