Teeling Brabazon 3
This limited edition (10,000 bottles) is a single malt aged for 14 years in a combination of ex-bourbon casks followed by a finishing period of three years in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from a family-owned winery in the Jerez region of Spain. Bottled at 49.5% ABV and RRP of €95.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Alcohol vapours are the first to hit but once they dissipate it reveals some lovely sherry characteristics. Figs, sultanas and Plum jam combine to provide sweetness with some almond nuttiness for balance.
I get an immediate blast of juicy satsuma mandarin followed by those figs and sultanas again. Some caramel, chocolate and poached pear jump in too.
Medium to long that brings me back to those satsumas. If you’ve ever chewed them down a segment until the inner skin is left, that’s what the finish delivers for me. A cinnamon spice lingers just long enough.
Medium to long that brings me back to those satsumas. If you’ve ever chewed them down a segment until the inner skin is left, t hat’s what the finish delivers for me. A
cinnamon spice lingers just long enough.
Al Higgins notes
Chocolate covered raisins, roasted nuts, grapes, red fruits, cinnamon, dried figs and toffee.
Rich but well-balanced. The distillery character is obvious (Bushmills) with the finishing casks not so pronounced to begin with. Dried fruits, chocolate, raisins, dates and prunes with a freshness throughout that means the whiskey never becomes cloying like some PX examples.
Rich, fruity and long lasting.
I had a small sample and wanted more! There are hidden depths to explore in this one. The PX finishing is impressive and never becomes overpowering.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
Over 20 years of experience in drinks retail and a member of the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop since 2003. Alastair is chief tester and taster at the shop and is also coordinator for the Irish Whiskey Awards. When he is not working he is either training for ultra-marathons, parenting or drumming with his band Le Galaxie.
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