Day Twenty-Four: Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Countdown

DEC 24 – Teeling Whiskey 24 Year Vintage Reserve  46%   Cost = $350+   Score:  A-

Nose:  the nose is stunning – best part; peaches, apricot, cream, white grapes, grilled pineapple

Taste:  old leather with a floral quality, apricot, spiced peaches, drying element from the wine with a slight touch of smoke

Finish:  lingering peach with spices – nice long finish

Overall:  this single malt is finished in ex-Sauternes wine barrels; has won lots of awards – including World Whiskies Award Best Single Malt 2019 – and I can see why; really, really nice but for that price it is a tough call







Click the links below for the introduction and other Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar Reviews. The top 2 from the third round of 6 whiskies shown above were the The Irishman Single Malt and Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year Special Reserve.

Day 1: Tullamore D.E.W. 18 Year Old
Day 2: Paddy Irish Whiskey
Day 3: Teeling Irish Whiskey Single Malt
Day 4: Kinahan's 10 Year Old Single Malt
Day 5: Glendalough 13 Year Mizunara Oak
Day 6: West Cork Glengarriff Series Peat Charred Cask Finish
Day 7: Writers Tears Copper Pot
Day 8: Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey
Dec 9: Hyde No. 6 President's Reserve
Dec 10: Teeling Whiskey Small Batch
Dec 11: The Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey
Dec 12: That Boutique-y Whisky Company 8 Year Old Irish Single Malt
Dec 13: Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey
Dec 14: The Irishman Single Malt
Dec 15: Connemara Peated Single Malt
Dec 16: Hyde 6 Year Old No. 3 Aras Cask
Dec 17: Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Special Reserve
Dec 18: The Pogues Irish Whiskey
Dec 19: The Dubliner 10 Year Single Malt
Dec 20: Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Bottling Series 2
Dec 21: That Boutique-y Whisky Company 13 Year Old Irish Single Malt
Dec 22: Writers Tears Cask Strength (2017 Release)
Dec 23: Glendalough 7 Year Porter Barrel Finish

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Senior Staff Writer, Wes, was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina and attended college at the United States Air Force Academy. After flying helicopters for the Air Force and teaching at the Air Force Academy, he retired in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, after twenty years of military service. He now works in public school education, is married with three children, and leads the monthly Proper Pour Whisk(e)y Club. You can follow him on Twitter @WesModernThirst and e-mail him at

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