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I have a new favourite

Posted November 1, 2015 into Food & Drink by John Birmingham

I mean it this time. I stumbled across this Teeling Irish Whiskey at a tasting in the bottle shop at Gasworks, with which Mr Monsteryuppy will be all too familiar.

I don't normally get suckered into these things, but I was led astray by my good lady wife who encouraged me to have just a wee dram.

Oh. My. Fucking. God.

This shit is insane. I tried the 20 year old, which is aged in six different types of barrel. It compared very favourably with the 25yo Highland Park I'm currently sipping my way through. Hell, it more than compared. It kicked arse. I bought the eighty dollar bottle, but would have paid more than double for it. Probably shouldn't tell the bottle shop that though.

12 Responses to ‘I have a new favourite’

AuntyLou mumbles...

Posted November 1, 2015
Eight dollars?

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted November 1, 2015
I mistyped. Now corrected.

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AuntyLou mutters...

Posted November 1, 2015
Thought that might be the case. Or it was a very small bottle! Really only interested in the true price 'cause the hubby has a birthday coming up. Might have to investigate. Thanks for the edit.

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WotanPaperClips puts forth...

Posted November 1, 2015
Should try the Talisker 10yr old or the Laphroaig 10yr old, top notch stuff if you enjoy smoky single malts

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Murphy_of_Missouri mutters...

Posted November 2, 2015
Seems more like a winter time libation if you ask me.

I wonder if it can be had here Stateside?

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted November 2, 2015
aged in six different types of barrel.

Any idea what these barrels were made of and/or where they came from?

John Birmingham asserts...

Posted November 2, 2015
Bunch of red wines and ports as best I recall.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted November 2, 2015
Interesting.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted November 2, 2015

Hmmm. Just ran out of Oban and the Lagavulin is on its last legs. I think I have a new ambition. Here's one description of this tipple (from Dan Murphys):<font face="Times New Roman">
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"To add a unique depth of character and
flavour, Teeling Single Malt consists of aged malt whiskey up to 23 years old
that has been matured in five different wine casks including Sherry, Port,
Madeira, White Burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon. This combination of cask
maturation techniques has never been done before in Irish whiskey and creates a
truly innovative Irish whiskey bursting with personality. Like all the Teeling
Whiskeys, it's bottled at 46% with no chill filtration, allowing for all the
natural flavours of the Whiskey to be retained."

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted November 2, 2015
Well that's Christmas sorted

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Peter Bradley would have you know...

Posted November 9, 2015
Got a bottle at East End Cellars here in Adelaide on Friday. Yep this stuff is the business, not cheap but lordy lordy does it deliver in spades.

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