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Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Single Grain  Irish Whiskey It's that national day that is celebrated throughout the world more than any other of it's like, yes that's right it's St Patricks Day, the celebration of Irelands patron saint is one you will find celebrates throughout the world.

Teeling have begun distilling their own whiskey but these releases are likely to have been from packages that they have purchased from other distillers. Unlike Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey do not have to declare who distilled it.

This Single grain has been aged exclusively using Cabernet Sauvignon casks from the Napa Valley California which the distillery describe as imparting a red berry note.

For me there's not much red berry in here, if any at all, and I'd say it's definitely more apple notes with hints of window putty and acetone. It's a grain whiskey and sometimes they can brilliant and sometimes they need longer in a cask for to impart more flavour and for me this is more of the latter as it really is a bit too light for sipping.

This would likely make a great base for a cocktail, but as a sipper there are others out there i would buy first.

Available to buy from specialists like Master of Malt

Thanks to Maverick Drinks for the sample

Tasting Notes & Details


Like most single grain whiskeys this is quite light, and for me the red wine cask hasn't added too much of that tannic note I'm not keen on. There's a hint of backed apples, including torched apple skins, toasted sesame seeds, vanilla essence, a familiar light putty note, touches of acetone.


Light and sweet, brown sugar (muscovado butterscotch like rather than demerara) that acetone and putty is back again, more sesame seeds, fresh ones and toasted, then the apple skins and baked apples, apple pie innards including a touch of undercooked pastry


Like toasted sesame, some fruits more apples again

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Teeling
Bottler: Teeling
Type: Single Grain
From: Ireland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 17/03/2019 by Tom

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