Teerenpeeli 5 Years Old Batch 1

What they say

It’s That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s very first bottling of Finnish single malt whisky from the Teerenpeli Distillery in Lahti! Released for the Wine Cask Series, this one has been aged in a Spanish ex-Oloroso sherry cask for five years. The label shows Jari from the distillery driving a Zamboni, helping to clear the streets in front of the shops, that are inside shipping containers (perhaps a reference to how the distillery matures its barrels in shipping containers…).

Batch 1 is a release of 448 bottles.

Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Fruit cake, gingerbread, and almond biscuits. Baked goods galore!
  • Palate: Red liquorice, orange boiled sweets, malty vanilla and a touch of sponge cake.
  • Finish: A touch of cinnamon and burnt sugar on the finish.

What I say

Released as part of That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s Wine Cask series. This whisky was distilled at Teerenpeeli distillery in Finland and matured in an ex-Oloroso sherry cask for 5 years before bottling at 47.6% ABV. This is my first sampling from Teerenpeeli distillery thanks to TBWC’s diverse cask ranges they have released steadily throughout this year.

  • ABV 47.6%
  • Age 5 Years Old
  • Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Bottling Batch 1
  • Cask Oloroso Sherry
  • Category Single malt whisky
  • Cost £69.95
  • Origin Teerenpeeli Distillery
  • Outturn 448
  • Region Finland
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage undisclosed

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Ruby bronze (14/20), medium-large droplet tears and tapered legs.
  • Nose Fruity, berries and cherries, red wine/red grape influence, good woody tannins and some mustiness, jammy strawberries and raspberries, strawberry tarts, woody oak, shortcrust pastry, sweet apple and blackcurrant, strudel.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, silky and a touch stickier/syrupy, fuller fruits, later some tannins and hints of woody spices, malty, chewy sweetness, cranberry sauce and plums, clears to apple and blackcurrant but no tartness.
  • Finish Long, cherry boiled sweets, soft oak tannins, leathery, brambles.
  • Overall Another great wine cask example from TBWC, I’ve no feeling for the original spirit but this felt like mostly sherry cask and perhaps not too much original spirit nature – certainly for a 5yo. The result is a very enjoyable sherried whisky.

Score 84/100

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