Drink Magazine

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt Review

By Josh Peters @TheWhiskeyJug

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt Review

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt is a distillery exclusive whiskey. I’ve never been, but I got this sample from a very generous friend who has and as you can see from the photo it was a wonderful red hue to it which means one thing… sherry. Specifically this Teeling 23 Years Single Malt has been aged entirely in Oloroso sherry casks and is made from a malt known as crystal malt –  a malt that seems to be a favored specialty malt by Irish distillers.

Founded in 2015 the Teeling distillery has become a popular tourist destination and Irish whiskey brand, but how does a 2-year-old distillery have 23-years-old stock? Well they sourced it from their original distillery – Cooley.

During the sale of Cooley to Beam the Teelings made a deal where they were able to source whiskey from Cooley until they had their own stock ready to go. They also got to keep some key barrels, like these ones, with them after the sale. The deal they got from the sale is truly incredible and I’d love to know the details of how they worked that out, but that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here for the Teeling 23 Years Single Malt review so we should get on with it.

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt Info

Region: Ireland

Distiller: Cooley (Teeling)
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley (crystal malt)
Cask: ex-Oloroso Sherry
Age: 23 Years
ABV: 46%

Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Price: $270

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt Review

EYE
Tarnished copper

NOSE
Sherry, cocoa, candied citrus, toasted nuts, molasses, dark fruit, fruit cake spice, toffee and light bits of malt and gingerbread. Dense, deep and complex it has layers of dark rich aromas.

PALATE
Cocoa, sherry, bergamot, candied nuts, dark fruit, clove, anise, citrus peels, molasses, cinnamon, toasted fruit cake and bits of malt, ash and oak. It’s everything you could want in a well aged heavily sherried whiskey.

FINISH
Long layers of sherry, spice, malt, cocoa, citrus, ash, black currents and black tea.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, full body and a slick oily feel.

OVERALL
Teeling 23 Years Single Malt is a deep complex sherry bomb of a whiskey. Huge layers of rich dark fruit, dark sweets and complex spice. The aroma is heavier on the fruit and dark sweets while the palate is heavier on the spices and the finish is a balanced amalgamation of the two as it fades to a darkly sweet and fruity black tea.

I want this whiskey in my life every day. The Teeling 23 Years Single Malt is a rich, balanced and overall excellent representation of the beauty and elegance that can come in a dram of Irish whiskey. Especially when it’s well aged and treated properly before bottling. Cheers!

SCORE: 93/100 (A)

Thanks to Alex for this Teeling 23 Years Single Malt sample!

Teeling 23 Years Single Malt Label

Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review
Teeling Years Single Malt Review

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Verdi Project: Stiffelio

    Verdi Project: Stiffelio

    Verdi battles the censors with an opera about religion. by Paul J. Pelkonen Preacher man: José Cura as Stiffelio at the Metropolitan Opera.Photo by Ken Howard... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • I Still Managed To Shop These In Mauritius!

    Still Managed Shop These Mauritius!

    Travelling to Mauritius? Thinking of what you should buy? Here is a list that SSU contributor Sakshi bought and she has some honest take on Mauritius markets.... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Shoppingaholic
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING
  • Food Review: Katz’s Delicatessen, New York City

    Katz’s katzenjammer sandwich Katz’s deli in the lower East side of New York comes recommended by most guidebooks and travel websites, and someone we know said... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Healthy Lunch Salad!

    Healthy Lunch Salad!

    Yesterday, I invented this lovely healthy lunch or dinner. I even eat it like breakfast this morning! So good, So yummy! You can eat it just like this but I wil... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Sophies Foodie
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
  • Skincare Empties #8

    Skincare Empties

    Hi All,According to the Instagram polls am posting an empties post first. I am so into powder cleansers that I ended up using two of them both are my favorites. Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Skincarevilla
    HAIR & BEAUTY
  • The Most Important Mission Of The Modern Mormon Church

    Most Important Mission Modern Mormon Church

    Previously: A Plea Unto Every Latter-day Saint On the shelf directly behind me is a hefty Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, which I like to browse now and... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Rockwaterman
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY
  • 6 Ways To Be A Business Leader As Well As A Developer

    Ways Business Leader Well Developer

    Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their idea of a new technology or required service. These idea and developer... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER

Magazine