Tasting Notes For Teeling 15 Year Old Single Cask - LMDW 15th Anniversary
Nose: Butterscotch ice cream with a bouquet of fresh fruits and hints of cracked pepper with soft, malty tones.
Taste: Soft, creamy, floral and decadent with an explosion of fruit, lush vanilla and clotted cream with malt toffee notes.
Finish: Long, coating, warm and toasty; the decadent, fruity and floral tones linger, fading into gentle spices and sugars.
This whiskey was distilled in 2005 and aged for 15 years in a single ex-Bourbon cask. It was selected and bottled for French spirit merchants La Maison du Whisky to celebrate their 15th anniversary in Singapore. Bottled at cask strength of 60.10% abv.
This whiskey sold out almost instantly, so this is likely your last chance to get hold of this special bottle.
With the opening of the Teeling distillery in 2012, whiskey making has came back to the city that was once the epicentre of the world whiskey trade. Following the relocation of Powers to Midleton in Co.Cork in the 1970’s, not one drop of whiskey had been distilled in the Irish capital for almost 40 years, and not one new distillery had opened in 125 years.
In a sense, this is also a homecoming for the Teeling family, as their love affair with Ireland’s national drink also started in Dublin, when in 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area of Dublin. The family have been involved in the whiskey industry since that day, with John Teeling being responsible for setting up the first new distillery in the whole of Ireland in over 100 years when he opened the Cooley distillery in 1987, with his sons Jack and Stephen following in his footsteps by opening the Teeling distillery. On the very forefront, and one could argue partly responsible for the revival of whiskey making in Ireland, big things are expected.
With that kind of pedigree behind the project, you could rightfully be very excited to see what Teeling come up with, and they certainly don’t disappoint. Marrying Irish whiskey making traditions, with modern innovations, every whiskey that has came out of this distillery has won multiple awards. It’s still early days, but all indications are that this will be a most triumphant return of whiskey making to the world’s original whiskey making capital.
Producer Teeling Distillery Style Single Malt Irish Whiskey Age 15 years Volume 70CL ABV 60.10%