Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
This single malt has a wonderful aroma which smells like what you'd expect from an Irish whiskey (based on our prior experience). The whiskey itself is matured in not only one but five different wine casks which is something rare for an Irish single malt. This gives a chance to taste some unique and interesting flavours. It's also quite strong at 46% alcohol which can cause a bit of a burn on the tasteful journey. Personally, at first, it tasted somewhat oaky and left the mouth feeling dry but the more I tried the more flavours I could detect including notes of fruits and spices. Definitely make sure not to judge this whiskey too quickly.
The Bar Test
The first taste of the bar test is actually quite bitter and stays like it for the majority of the drink. A lot of the original flavour has been kicked out by the coke and is a little sweet as well if you focus hard enough. A lot of people will always tell you "never add coke to a good whiskey" and this is one of those instances. Of course there's always exceptions especially here at with coke but unless you're into a bitter whiskey and coke then stick to having this straight.
If you're going to give this Irish whiskey a try then be sure to take your time with it and avoid mixing it with coke. It's definitely an interesting single malt but not as tasty as I'd like it to be for the price. However, if you like drinking whiskey neat and discovering new flavours then I recommend you at least give this a try if you happen to find it.
1. Really bitter and flat. Avoid the one to one ratio.
2. It's better but not tasting great. Uneventful.
3. It's drinkable at this point. Similar ratio to the bar test but it's not impressing anyone without the ice.
4. Similar to the above but with more flavour drowned out by coke.
$79.99 per 700ml bottle
Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.