|They Inspired III Whisky Icons
|Exclusive for Dutch Whisky Connection
|White Wine Finish
|In Original Container
Teeling 19 Years Old Exclusive for Dutch Whisky Connection: A Whisky Journey Crafted for Connoisseurs
Prepare to embark on a whisky journey crafted exclusively for the Dutch Whisky Connection with Teeling 19 Years Old. This exceptional expression, distilled in 2003 and bottled in January 2023, is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Teeling, one of Ireland's most renowned distilleries. This particular release, matured on a White Wine Finish, offers a unique flavor profile that is sure to captivate whisky connoisseurs.
The Dutch Whisky Connection, a community of passionate whisky enthusiasts and collectors, has curated this exclusive release in collaboration with Teeling. The partnership celebrates the shared love for whisky and the pursuit of exceptional drams. As a result, this bottling holds a special place in the hearts of whisky lovers and collectors alike.
At a robust 56% ABV, this Teeling expression showcases the depth and complexity that comes with nearly two decades of maturation. The nose entices with a symphony of aromas, inviting you to explore further. Rich notes of vanilla, honey, and dried fruits harmoniously intertwine with delicate floral hints from the White Wine Finish. It's a sensory experience that captivates from the first whiff.
On the palate, the whisky delivers a layered tapestry of flavors. The sweetness of ripe orchard fruits dances alongside the warmth of oak and hints of toasted almonds. The White Wine Finish adds a subtle yet distinct dimension, infusing the spirit with delicate grape notes and a touch of acidity. The combination of flavors creates a balance that is both sophisticated and inviting, showcasing the artistry of Teeling's craftsmanship.
The finish is long and satisfying, with the flavors lingering on the palate. The whisky leaves a gentle warmth, reminiscent of shared moments and cherished conversations among whisky enthusiasts. It's a fitting finale to a truly exceptional whisky experience.
Adding to the allure of this release is the artwork and design by Hans Dillesse, titled "They Inspired III Whisky Icons Series 3.6 Jon Beach." The label captures the essence of the whisky, paying homage to the passion and creativity that go into every bottle. It is a testament to the dedication of the Dutch Whisky Connection and Teeling in bringing this exclusive release to life.
With its exclusive availability through the Dutch Whisky Connection, this Teeling 19 Years Old bottling is a prized addition to any whisky collection. It represents the culmination of craftsmanship, passion, and collaboration between two pillars of the whisky world.
Whether you are a seasoned whiskey enthusiast or a collector seeking exceptional drams, Teeling 19 Years Old Exclusive for Dutch Whisky Connection is a whisky to be savored and appreciated. Raise your glass and celebrate the spirit of collaboration and craftsmanship that shines through in every sip. Cheers to the Dutch Whisky Connection and Teeling for bringing us this extraordinary whisky experience.
The back label is more worth it than the front label, as it's featuring our friend Jon Beach, of Fiddler's Drumnadrochit fame, Speyburn collector extraordinaire. This baby was finished in a white wine cask – or was it full maturation? After all, all sherries are white wines.
Colour: gold. Nose: this is why Cooley and Bushmills can sometimes be challenging to tell apart. Pink bananas, passion fruit, acacia honey, fresh mangos, oranges, granny smith apples, honeysuckle, dandelion flowers, with a hint of fresh pineapple... With water: the same, just a tad more herbaceous. It's like a stroll through a fruit market.
Mouth: quite good, but I'm not entirely convinced that the white wine cask has contributed anything beyond a somewhat chalky and herbaceous edge. Sediments, grape clusters, leaves... That said, the fruitiness is very much there, with plenty of grapefruit, green apples, green bananas... However, the wine and particularly the wood it was in seem to have introduced an additional tension. With water: the water rounds it off nicely, bringing out the honey and the well-ripened exotic fruits, like guava. What a remarkable fruit, guava.
Finish: medium length, with more pronounced honeyed notes, pine syrup, but also a slightly tannic black tea. Some curious notes of cranberry in the aftertaste.
Comments: have I mentioned how magnificent the portrait of Jon Beach by Hans Dillesse, featured on the back label, is?