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.
INTRODUCTION 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