Ireland

Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 1 (49.5%, OB, 12500 Bottles, 2017)

Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 1

Whisky Review

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What they say

The first release in Teeling’s Brabazon Bottling range, which will explore the impact that fortified wine casks have on the flavour profile of Irish whiskey. This initial bottling features whiskey drawn from six Sherry casks, resulting in big ol’ bundles Sherried deliciousness.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Earthy dried fruit and roasted hazelnut, with marmalade, peach, plum and burnt toffee.
  • Palate: A rich Sherry sweetness, red berries, nuttiness and toffee, with a hint of liquorice and clove.
  • Finish: Lingering mixed spice, trail-mix, crisped marshmallow, dry tannins and spice with toasted wood.

What I say

Sampled during the Darkness Instagram Live tasting with Kristianne Sherry and Dr Sam Simmons from Master of Malt on 15th April 2020.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Full amber gold (10/20), medium-fine tears, slow, tapered to fine legs.
  • Nose: Hazelnut puree, linseed oil/putty, sticky toffee pudding, peanut brittle, cookie dough, raisin, plum, dates,
  • Taste: Lighter on the palate, more hazelnut puree, spun sugar, then dried fruit, quite drying and oaky, cadbury’s caramel, clove and cinnamon spice,
  • Finish: Medium-long, dry a little spicier, more nutmeg and clove returns

Overall

Great balanced sherry dram, not overtly sherried – I’m not sure I’d call this a monster?

Score 86/100

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