Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 Year Single Malt
Teeling // Ireland
Distilled in 1983, the Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 year single malt release included just 250 bottles. Each sold for approximately 1,500 Euros, while the Dublin distillery offers its scant remaining drams for 115 Euros. The whiskey spent its entire 30 years of aging in ex-bourbon casks, a marked difference from Teeling's typical finishing processes. Review from bottle #147.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Enticing vanilla breaks ground first on the nose, backed up by toffee, dry oak, and spice. The palate offers light honey and raisin, more oak and spice, and a steady dose of vanillins, with a touch of saltiness lurking in the back. A long, smooth finish lingers leisurely for minutes as various notes continue to meander and circle around, offering even more time to savor what is an absolutely lovely whiskey."