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Teeling Small Batch

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  • Distiller:

    Teeling

  • Bottler:

    Teeling

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: I would strongly recommend this above the standard Jameson/Bushmills/etc. for someone looking for an entry level Irish whiskey. I’d love to try this at cask strength
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Teeling Small Batch Irish is a well executed Irish blend. It’s warm, full and tasty in all the right ways. It’s an Irish whiskey blend I won’t mind drinking on a semi-regular basis.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Upper echelon Irish blend, with good presence. Not one you swallow without even noticing.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste has a good balance of sweetness with milk chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar that complement oak, ginger, and a slight hint of almonds. The finish has a good balance of wood and spicy notes with a nice sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Moving on to the taste profile, the tropical notes fall by the way side and presents a creamy and slightly slick whiskey with barrel spices, lemon, and more honey. The proof helps to wrap up the dram in a tidy bow and you are left with a pleasant warm finish.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I don’t often use “smooth” as a descriptor whiskey but a little softening around the edges would be appreciated here. This came across as simultaneously oversweet and hot. I could see this doing quite well in a mint or citrus forward cocktail, but I’d skip it as a sipper.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It's creamy and rich with toffee notes, there's some tropical fruit and delicious rum-and-raisin milk chocolate. Not too cloying despite the sweetness, either.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: he whiskey and rum are working well together here — that doesn’t always happen — offering a sizeable bite, but one which is tempered with ample (yet balanced) sweetness. Really good stuff, with ample depth.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: This Irish whiskey finished in rum casks has a bold baked-apple character backed up with vanilla and lots of oak. Adding water unleashes grapefruit peel, a hoppy hint and clove sizzle.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This punches so far above its price point - this should be the new gold standard for a defacto introduction to Irish whiskey and it's not even close.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Teeling and finished in Rum casks, Teeling Small Batch is an affordable intro to the distillery's array of bottlings.

  • Nose:

    Light but satisfying on the nose - fresh bread, honey, a drizzle of caramel and vanilla cream. Sweet and inviting.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel that's sweet and complex. Much more complex than expected. Leads with sweet brown butter, caramel, cream, a touch of rum and brown sugar. Light pepper character to balance. Faint oak - it's young but not youthful.

  • Finish:

    Long finish - complex once more. Brown sugar, clove, pepper, rich creme brulee and satisfying.

  • Overall:

    This punches so far above its price point - this should be the new gold standard for a defacto introduction to Irish whiskey and it's not even close.

  • Score:

    7

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