#3 on the Whiskey Advocate's Top 20 Whiskies of 2021
"Peated whiskey is an ancient Irish style, but it’s harder to make than you might think. Teeling’s master distiller Alex Chasko ascertained that only malt as heavily peated as Ardbeg’s would enable the peaty flavors to withstand the large fraction eliminated by triple distillation. That decision delivers a superb subtle smokiness, which when put together with bourbon and sauternes casks creates a moreish whiskey alive with orchard fruit, panna cotta, and sweet floral notes, plus tangy marmalade and peppery spice. As distillers in Ireland dig deeper into peaty whiskey, you can bet on this bottle of smoke to make your day. —Jonny McCormick"
"This commendable Irish peated malt has a nose of apple, clove, bonfire smoke, pepper, thick butterscotch sauce, panna cotta, and sweet floral notes. The smoke settles down to a glowing log fire, with a fine layer of spice and a twist of citrus peel oils. Sauternes influence cultivates an exemplary combination of sweetness and spice, yielding a mouth-drenching combination of red apple, tangy orange marmalade, peppery spices, and brown sugar." 93 Points Whiskey Advocate
This unique bottling of Peated Single Malt whiskey has been triple distilled in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin. Matured in Sauternes and first fill Bourbon barrels yields notes of savoury BBQ smoke accompanied by grilled pineapple and salted caramel sweetness. This is an unconventional Irish whiskey of true character.