Teeling Vintage Reserve 21 Year Old Batch 4 Single Malt Irish Whiskey (700ml)
Note: Box has come from a private collection and as such has some minor scuffing/scratches/handling marks.
Batch 4 of the Vintage Reserve series is a release of around 5000 bottles containing some of the oldest whiskey ever bottled by the Teeling company. Matured in x Bourbon casks and married in Sauternes wine casks (sweet white Bordeaux), it comes handsomely packaged in a wooden display box.
Other reviews… This promises to be a bumper year for older Irish whiskey. This example from Cooley distillery is a 1991 distillation matured in bourbon casks, then finished in a Sauternes cask.Temptations exude from the glass with apricot frangipane, whole almond, and cloved orange. After a vinous opening, it evolves through a complex palate of white chocolate, honey, cocktail grapefruit, and dried banana chips. Plum skin and cinnamon spice seem in conflict with the sweetness, and somewhat disturb the harmony. 46% Alc./Vol. 87 points – whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Summer 2014)