Irish Blended – Premium - 2014
The Irish Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Irish Whiskey - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Irish Blended Whisky No Age Statement - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Irish Whiskey - Blended - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Irish Blended - Standard - 2013
Irish Whiskey - Blended - 2013
Nose: Cut grass and orange blossom. Allspice, hints of vanilla, apple pie and blackberries.
Palate: Spiced, rich palate with rose petal jelly and lemon curd. Creamy vanilla, hints of dried herbs and cinnamon.
Finish: Floral, herbal finish. Caramel on the tail.
Overall: A deliciously creamy, spicy and rich Irish blend.
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I really *want* Teeling to do well. I think the people behind it did amazing stuff with the Cooley range over the past 15 or so years, really providing a credible alternative to the big players down in Middleton. But.. But... Despite excellent marketing I feel like Teeling haven't found their feet yet. I've tried the small batch on a few occassions and no matter how I want to like it I find that it's a very rough product. Tastes like a very young whiskey. The grassy and floral notes are there, but this is no Green Spot, there's an unforgiveable bite at the back of it all. Short finish. Come on Teeling - let's have future offerings of "The Spirit of Dublin" live up to the marketing blarney!
15th December 2014
I'm a bourbon guy! Have been, always will be! But recently, the bourbon posse of posers and collectors have caused me to stop chasing the elusive great bottles of bourbon and to start chasing the great IRISH WHISKEY that is now available in the US.
First, there's not enough of the great Irish Whiskey's available in the US! We NEED MORE! I live in a country where I can't buy Teeling Single Grain, Teeling Silver Reserve and I've never seen Teeling Gold Reserver, although I don't think I can afford that bottle. Even the Teeling Poitin, I would buy, because of how the Teeling Small Batch has changed so many people's belief's about Irish Whiskey. Here's how that happens in my world.
Any time I'm introducing someone to this present new breed of Irish Whiskey, I reach for a bottle of Teeling. It's floral, light, sweet, has that "green apple" and "sweet dewy meadow on a spring day" flavor, that anyone who is new to drinking whiskey or thinks Irish Whiskey is only the two standards found in every bar, they are overwhelmed with this beautiful, complex, delicate, "entry level" flavor and gentle warmth Teeling brings. I LOVE IT!! And when someone who says, "I don't drink whiskey," or "I don't drink Irish Whiskey," and they come back for seconds? They're hooked.
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey is special. So special. Go get yourself some today!!
7th December 2014
Day two dram on the advent calendar! What a surprise. The high ABV and non chill filtering and rum cask make this a very different Irish whiskey. Never a fan of irish whiskey before but this has opened my eyes.
4th December 2014
Never been a fan of Irish whiskey and this has done nothing to change my opinion. Sharp, acidic, harsh.
2nd December 2014
Day two of the advent calendar, and after the Haig Club of day one I;m apprehensive. As it turns out I needn't have been.
Definite citrus scent backed up with vanilla and brown sugar. To taste it begins promisingly enough but once the alcohol hits your tongue it overwhelms the flavours, almost like a cask strength without the body to back it up. However...
Add a splash of water and it's a revelation. Toning down the alcohol opens it up and lets you taste the spice and vanilla and an undertone of dark rum and smoke. Wouldn't agree with the tasting notes above on the herbs and floral side but a dark caramel at the end is definitely there,
Not one for peat lovers and not overly complicated but for a wee drop on a cold evening you could do a lot worse.
Nose: Cut grass from the fields of Valhalla. Allspice from the table of Asgard, hints of Odin's Mother's apple pie.
Palate: If the 300 had tasted this on the eve of the Battle of Thermopylae, then history would have turned out very different. Spices, Cinnamon, exotic fruits abound.
Finish: Mountain wildflowers, caramel like Grandma used to make, hints of Sadness and Regret if it's the last dram from the bottle.
Overall: Indescribably good offering from people who really know what they're doing around a still full of Alcohol.
LIKED THIS BUT TOO EASY TO DRINK IF THAT IS A BAD THING
27th November 2014
Having tasted this on a recent trip through Dublin Airport I bought a bottle! So much flavour and very unexpected from an Irish whiskey! Hoping my wife takes the hints for Christmas as my bottle is almost empty!
25th November 2014
Yummy just tried this in a hot toddy and perfect even without any sugar!!
Think I will have to buy another bottle for my husband for Christmas.
24th November 2014
Got this as a gift loved it! going to try the single grain next!!
just cracked another bottle from a different batch date and got to say just as good as the first one. rum aging just imparts enough to make this very interesting
...for nail polish with rubber taste.
22nd November 2014
No idea where good reviews for this whisky come from. It smells bad, has a decent taste and a tiny finish. Forgotten in a second... and therefore was destined for the 2014 advents calendar. Nobody would purchase it voluntarily.
A few dross across the guns reveals a complex and amazing flavor, but enough to touch the tongue reveals a young alcohol flavor that disrupts everything. Avoid this whiskey until it matures.
13th November 2014
Too much alcohol taste och too strong, not a plasure as a whisky should be
7th November 2014
Loved it! One of the best Irish I've tried. Smooth and balanced.
27th October 2014
Went to a tasting in Christchurch and really enjoyed this whiskey. In the past I have drunk Scotch Whisky but bought a bottle of this it was so nice, smooth and flavoursome and dare I say even better with a splash of water.
25th October 2014
Help! When I pour my self a glass of this i get one sip and my wife takes it away and drinks it.
21st October 2014
This whiskey has a higher alcohol content than usual (46%), and the alcohol flavor really overwhelms any subtle flavors this whiskey might have. There is no sweetness to it, but a harsh alcohol flavor and smell to it.
4th October 2014
I have liked Pot Still whiskey better than malt Irish. For example Redbreast 15 year was for me the best. My first taste of Teelings taught me better. A mast can doesn't have to taste like Scotch or Scottish malt. It can have its own character and taste. What is compelling about Teelings in the full bouquet of tastes and flavors. And the long lasting after taste. If you demand a sipping whiskey whose flavor is full, but not peaty, this is the whiskey for you. It is excellent and something new. Try it.
10th August 2014
Remarkably smooth with a perfect finish. One of my favourites in quite some time.
1st August 2014
The above review was meant to be for "Feckin Irish Whiskey". I happen to like Teeling very much.
5th July 2014
I don't know if the recipe has changed since 2013, but this is NOT $40 good. Get one of the bigger name Irish whiskies that's been in the game longer, you'll be much happier.
The aroma is beguiling. I love the texture on the palate, which I prefer to non-chilled filtered whiskies. There's a pleasant oily residue on the tongue. And I don't find the 46% abv overpowering at all. Along with Laphroiag, my favoured whiskey.
28th June 2014
Even when I might not actually drink this Whiskey, I sometimes open the bottle and enjoy the splendid Rum tinged aroma. The Whiskey itself is so drinkable, smooth, warm vanilla and spice, and then the Rum aftertaste lingering makes it even more special. I have sampled a number of new (to me) Whiskeys in the past few weeks and this one really stood out. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
16th June 2014
Having a glass right now very good whisky one of the only once I drink neat
23rd April 2014
I get really fed up with whiskey snobs "I only drink malt" Get a life!! I have been drinking whiskey for over 40years, (im 46....not!) This is a great whiskey, however at 46abv (92proof for our colonial drinkers) it needs a splash of water to release the flavour. On the nose vanila and floral,on the palate lingering oils with a rumbustious rum finish...gorgeous. My favourite whisky is Ardbeg,this is my 2nd favourite. Just get some
17th April 2014
Here in British Columbia... bought a bottle and was pleasantly surprised! Love Irish whiskey and have a new favorite!
6th April 2014
My grandmother was a Teeling!! I am looking forward to a wee dram soon.
Tried this at City Airport... beautifully smooth and a long finish from the rum barrel. Can't wait to get over to Dublin to drink it at the distillery!
20th March 2014
We share the Teeling name and can't wait to taste Teeling Whiskey here in the states. Hope it's coming soon.
10th February 2014
Santa was good and got a bottle of this. Disappeared too quickly and couldn't believe the ladies really got stuck into it.
1st January 2014
I wouldn't fancy your chances with a cask strength dram then!
4th December 2013
Completely taken aback by this Whiskey, so smooth and easy to drink and for the price is best in show
17th October 2013
Very nice whiskey that does taste typically irish.
The rum finish is a nice bonus. @ £30-ish per bottle its a value for money whiskey,
however @ a higher price I would not buy it.
22nd August 2013
This is a superb new whiskey that has character that suits the modern age and at 46 per cent should have a dash of your favourite mineral water to suit your taste. No more Mr Macho. Enjoy!
1st August 2013
Was suprised that this was a blend. Malty mouth feel. Starts with cream, then sweet blood orange. Vanilla custard and tropical fruits dominate. The maturation in Flor de Cana barrels, give it that spiciness one would expect from the Nicuaraguan rum style. Great bang for your buck whiskey. Fantastic addition to the growing Irish whiskey,s in the world.
For a blend 10/10.
I dont understand why the person just before me tastes something harsh. In my case its so easy drinking. Noharshness at all
31st July 2013
A nice enough wiskey with interesting tastes from being matured in a rum cask however I guess due to its 46% strength it has a fairly harsh taste which unfortunately masks a lot of the subtle taste for me and the others I do advise having a try though since it does have a unique taste
21st June 2013
I didn't think Irish whiskey could be this complex...rum cask finish and non chill filtered@46%.. thank god for online retailers for further due diligence!!
20th June 2013
Good and interesting dram - like the rum influence.
14th June 2013
Love the sweet and smooth taste of Irish and this is just more of what I like. Great mouth feel probably from not being chill filtered with extra molasses sweetness from the rum makes this dangerously drinkable especially when you consider it is 46%. Definitely worth checking out.
29th May 2013
Teeling out does itself ! the hint of vanilla is the first taste as i had my drink at the Palace Bar in Dublin. The smooth finish is fantastic. Creamy. but it is whiskey and a really good one .
14th May 2013