Teeling Single Malt

Teeling Single Malt

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Cooley / Teeling

Region: Ireland

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in sherry, port, madeira, white burgundy, and cabernet sauvignon casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Pale gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Pears, white wine, malt, honey. Very airy and light.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Grapes and cinnamon, wet oak, and sugary barley, floral

Finish: Gentle warmth and medium length, fruity, gentle oak with bits of caramel

Thoughts: Light and fruity would be the words that come to mind, a step up above Jameson and the like, but I actually preferred the single grain Teeling a touch more.

Score: 77 out of 100

 

Teeling Single Grain

Teeling Single Grain

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Cooley / Teeling

Region: Ireland

46% ABV

Mashbill: 95% corn, 5% malted barley

Aged For: 5 years

Cask Type: Ex-cabernet barrels

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: Unknown, unlikely

 


 

Color: Straw

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Airy, slightly floral, with oak, and bits of honey

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Buttery, with white wine, apples, floral, and hints of dried fruit.

Finish: Raspberry and vanilla with a medium warmth and length

Thoughts: Surprisingly fruity for a single grain whiskey, but the cabernet casks are to thank for that. The lack of a nose really impacts the score with this one.

Score: 78 out of 100

 

Teeling Small Batch

Teeling Small Batch

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Cooley / Teeling

Region: Ireland

46% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Rum

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: Unknown

 


 

Color: Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Honey, rum, sugar, vanilla, and alcohol

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Pepper, oak, bit of rum, ginger, leather, tobacco, and honey

Finish: Medium length, lasting pepper and cloves with vanilla, a bit to hot

Thoughts: The rum cask has a decent effect, but this drinks to hot for what it is.

Score: 78 out of 100

Knappogue Castle 14 Twin Wood

Knappogue castle 14 twin

Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Cooley / Castle Brands

Region: Ireland

46% ABV

Aged For: 14 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Golden Barley

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Cranberry, lime, apple, oak, custard, orange, and heavy citrus.

Taste: Orange, ginger, leather, citrus, clove, and mint.

Finish: Slight warmth and short to medium in length. Vanilla lemon custard.

Thoughts: Much better than the 12 with the fruit flavors popping and the higher proof and lack of filtering greatly improving the palate.

Score: 78 out of 100

Knappogue Castle 12 Year

Knappogue castle 12

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Cooley / Castle Brands

Region: Ireland

40% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Golden wine

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Cherry, heather, barley, honey, and apple with a lot of astringency and copper.

Taste: Vanilla, butter, apple, and sugar. Very watery.

Finish: Short, with vanilla and oak notes. Very straightforward and simple.

Thoughts: The low proof takes the wind out of the sails, the palate and finish don’t really deliver.

Score: 73 out of 100