Whiskey on Wednesday | Teeling Whiskey 13YO Single Grain
This week's Whiskey on Wednesday is Teeling Whiskey's latest offering, and Holy Smokes is it a good one! The 13 Year Old Single Grain has only been recently released to the market and already has us whiskey fans salivating over it. Not only that, but it has also just picked up an Irish Whiskey Master in the Ultra Premium Single Grain category at this year's Irish Whiskey Masters!
Teeling have dominated the Irish Single Grain market for quite some time with their original Single Grain, adding this beauty to the mix will only solidify that dominance. This 13yo has been crafted using an unconventional mash bill of 95% corn and 5% malted barley that has been triple distilled, matured initially in ex-bourbon casks before being given extra maturation for a further four years in ex-Bordeaux Red Wine Casks. It's non chill filtered and bottled at 50% abv
Another aesthetically pleasing bottle from Teeling, but the important stuff is on the inside.. as soon as I lifted the cork on this there was a flurry of red Berries on the nose. A vibrant summer fruit sweetness on the taste with a jam/treacle mouthfeel, followed by a slight honeyed taste. A beautifully dry, warm and spicy finish lingers making this one a very enjoyable sipping whiskey. The higher abv keeps all of the characteristics in check too. This could easily have sat into Teeling's Brabazon Series due to the age, Taste and pure quality.. but they were Single Malts. Plus, this deserves it's solitary place, even though it is deemed a big Brother of the regular Single Grain. Delicious through and through and at a decent price point of around €85 per bottle, 100% recommend grabbing a bottle or two of this while you can.
Nose: Rose water, ripe cherries, cinnamon and red fruits.
Palate: Summer fruits, berry jam, vanilla cream, soft orchard fruits with honey notes.
Finish: Spice, dry tannins, toasted oak and lingering, warm wood notes.
ABV 50% | 70cl⠀⠀
For more information on this whiskey, visit Teeling Whiskey's website.
Slán go fóill,