A Teeling 15 Year Single Malt Aged in a Virgin Cherry Wood Single Cask
The second release in Teeling’s series of Wonder of Wood bottlings is a 15 Year Single Malt. Aged initially in bourbon barrels and then in virgin Cherry Wood. Challenging the conception of traditional whiskey flavours, this unique Irish whiskey is full of floral notes, dried fruits and mellow spices. A Teeling Whiskey Distillery Exclusive.
Teeling Wonders Of Wood Cherry Wood Whiskey Information:
Mashbill: Malted Barley
Cask: Bourbon & Virgin Cherry Wood Casks
Age: 15 years
ABV: 57.1% – 114.2% Proof
Filtered: Non-Chill Filtered
Teeling Wonders Of Wood Cherry Wood Tasting Notes:
Bottled at a whopping 57.1% AVB this is a monster of flavour. I’m looking forward to tasting every release from Teeling’s Wonder of Wood series if the first two releases are anything to go by. The first bottling in the series, was a single cask in aged in virgin Amburana Brazilian hardwood. If you see a bottle buy it or if you are a collector it is definitely one to stick on the shelf. If you have tried any of these releases let me know what you think in the comments below,
Cherry, leather and freshly cut wood are all steeped in deep spice. Dark brown sugar melts in your mind, as you take a second inhale. Think of baking. Dark fruits simmering in a pot as you reduce the sugar and the prunes, raisins, sultanas and spice fill the room. Imagine all these flavours simmering under a lid and then you lift it and breath deeply. Amazing!!
This liquid is almost chewable, like eating a Fruit & Nut bar and Turkish delight in one mouthful. The virgin wood is strong and spicy, cut wood and sawdust sit on your tongue like an imagined texture. But there is no graininess. Sandalwood, Rosewater and more spice appear if you add a drop of water.
This is one of the longest finishes if have ever tasted. It’s intense, spicy and full of unique character. The cherry wood adds a fantastic quality of woody cherry notes not found in many whiskeys.
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