Teeling Whiskey unveiled the fourth bottling of The Revival, the series of bi-annual commemorative expressions to mark the opening of its distillery in June 2015. The fifth and final Revival will be released next year ahead of Teeling Whiskey’s own Single Pot Still distilled in Dublin coming of age.
This release was matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 14 years and then finished for 12 months in casks that held Moscatel (Muscat wine) from the Douro valley.
Teeling Revival volume IV won the award for 2017 Irish Whiskey of the Year at the recent Irish Whiskey Awards.
Teeling Revival 15 yo
(46%, OB 2017, Muscat barrel finish, 10.000 btl.)
Nose: bright and fruity, with the Muscat bringing extra sweetness (pear drops) as well as a floral touch (rose petals). Fresh pineapple, apricots, hints of passion fruits and tangerine. Candied peels. Just a hint of vanilla. Very good.
Mouth: sweet and fruity, slightly tropical. Tangerines, peaches, lychee, pink grapefruit. Light grapey notes too. Hints of vanilla cake, orange oil, with some pepper and ginger. Light chocolate.
Finish: medium long and drier, with fruity sweetness but also light tannins and spices.
Another excellent Revival expression, with great use of the Muscat wine to underscore the tropical notes. Is it me or do they keep getting better? Starting to arrive in stores.