Teeling The Revival 14 Year Single Malt (Volume III)
Single Malt — Ireland
I've been trying to come up with something witty here, but this is just solid, good whiskey. Similar to the frankly disappointing single cask Teeling I had a while ago, there is a distinct white peach fruitiness here, but unlike that release (a white port cask), there is much more going on here. The dram evolves in the glass - an immense topsoil note presents itself immediately...a really deep earthiness. With a few minutes to breathe, this retreats and allows that fruitiness, along with woodiness, marshmallow-like sweetness and vanilla. This is a standout in the world of Irish whiskey, quite distinctive and and a testament to how Teeling's usage of unique barrels (I had to look up pineau de Charent) can yield memorable results.