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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Teeling Revival two

Teeling Revival two

This “second Coming” is a 13 year old single malt initially matured for about 12 years in ex-bourbon casks. It was then finished for a further 12 months in
an ex-Calvados, French apple brandy, cask. It has then been bottled at 46% ABV and without chill filtration.

John Moriarty Notes

Nose:

Fresh like stepping into an apple orchard in the evening of a warm late summer’s day. Newly ripe fruits, apple for sure and perhaps pears or pear  syrup. A delicate touch of vanilla with honey to the fore, reminding me of the honeysuckle which I love in the evening when its aroma is at its best. The colour is a very pale straw gold.
 

Palate:

Light in body. With spicy pepperiness
and lots of fruit as it goes down. Lingering warmth. This makes me not want to open my mouth for a while and just hold on to this beautiful taste. Those fruits I find are of nice ripe, peach, pear, giving a beautiful vanilla, honey flavour.
 

Finish:

With a gorgeous dry spice. Dare I say, a note of wood at the very end in a pleasant way?

 

Overall:

 

 

 

 

Stuart Irvine Notes

Nose:

Orange, lemon, cut grass, honeyed lemon with lovely wafts of sweet malt barley. Clean and distinct. A little  tropical banana with a nod towards banana ice cream. Orange marmalade, dried orange, candied lemon peel. Not a lot of spice going on here which allows it to come across as a fruit explosion. Green and red apple which come across
both as fresh and stewed. Beautiful mix of sweet fruit salad.
 

Palate:

Rich malt with a seriously rich citrus undertone. Sweet orange and lemon combine with a little spice which arrives with the feeling that it’s more from the
casks than the spirit. Apart from that the oak influence is restrained with the flavours from the Calvados having a lot more of a say. Ripe red apples and a little more of the green, cut grass note from the nose. The sweetness is almost overpowering on the palate but the savoury green element, along with a  minor amount of spice, just about hold it all together.
 

Finish:

Long and juicy with a little hint of
dry wood spice. This then disappears
into a heady blast of ripe red apples.
 

Overall:

Overall I have to say, I prefer this much more to the first release. This is one fruit beast of a whiskey.

 

Irish-Whiskey-Magazine-John Moriarty

John Moriarty

Bar Manager with 5* Park Hotel Kenmare, Co. Kerry for 34 years. Brings people to their ‘senses’ regularly conducts Whiskey Master Classes professionally within the hotel, the Dublin Bar Academy and throughout Ireland. Involved with the Whiskey school at Dingle Whiskey Distillery. Teaches but is a ‘Whiskey student for ever’ learning constantly from John C. McDougall, Rachel McNeill & Prof Paul Hughes. Has achieved a General Cert in distillation with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Irish-Whiskey-Magazine-Stuart Irvine

Stuart Irvine

Stuart Irvine is a whiskey blogger based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Since first getting into whiskey around 5 years ago Stuart has amassed an incredible knowledge of all whiskeys and he has since started up his own highly  respected blog “Whisky Belfast”, is active on twitter as @Whisky_Belfast and contributes regularly on Facebook. Stuart regularly attends whiskey events both in his native Belfast, and further afield.

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