Appearance – This is a mid Gold in colour, very viscous again on the glass with super thick slow legs.
Nose – There’s a slight savoury meats note to this, almost light smoke, light green fruits, green grapes, greengages, candied lemon slices, and quite sweet, perhaps royal icing. Yep and slowly red fruits and berries are coming through, definitely cranberries and red currants.
Palate – The palate is quite light fruit wise, it’s quite elegant, has a very oily mouthfeel, a mix of icing sugar sweetness and some dark chocolate bitterness, candied lemon slices again, definitely a wine influence, and the spices are coming again, perhaps chilli, and Dijon mustard?
Finish – It has a long finish, sweetness, spiciness and a little bitterness like the palate, there’s icing sugar that runs throughout, black cherries and the chilli and dark chocolate are there again, and it all slowly fades.
My thoughts – I’ve really enjoyed this bottling, it nicely balances sweetness, spiciness, and a little bitterness. I found it to be light green fruits initially, then slowly it becomes spicier, with a darker fruits feel, finished with high cocoa dark chocolate.
Would i buy a bottle? – Yes, it’s not what I expected, but it’s rather nice, the flavour profile is like no whiskey I’ve tasted before tbh.
Notes – This whiskey is natural coloured and non chill filtered.
Thanks to – Teeling whiskey, and @JamesKilgannon (Twitter).Follow @TeelingWhiskey Follow @james_kilgannon
Picture credit – Prestige Whisky.