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Teeling Amburana Cask (The Duchess)

Teeling Amburana Cask (The Duchess)

Amburana is a kind of Brazilian hardwood. These asks are usually used to age cachaça, the sugarcane aguardente. Whereas not an allowed cask kind in Scotch whisky manufacturing, different producers like Plantation (rum), WhistlePig (American whiskey) and lately additionally Teeling used it so as to add a novel twist to its Irish single malt whiskey.

There was a Wonders of Wooden launch and now Dutch bottler The Duchess offered an unique single cask launch that was completed in Amburana wooden.


Teeling 15 yo 2006 – Amburana (57,8%, OB for The Duchess 2022, virgin Amburana cask #6210, 216 btl.)

Nostril: a really typical aroma of apple crumble, with baked yellow apple in addition to some buttery notes and cinnamon sugar. Star anise and golden raisins. Then some coconut shavings, marzipan aroma and a whiff of tonka beans. There’s a touch of vanilla frosting as properly. Fairly good, nearly a baker’s whisky.

Mouth: extra of this baked apple and cinnamon mixture, though there’s now a (harsher) woody facet to it, with an earthy edge. Liqourice, ginger and a faint tannic / bitter notice. Resinous hints. Then some fruit and honey granola as properly. The fruitiness of the spirit remains to be there (some apricot possibly) however the alcoholic facet and a spiciness are inclined to overtake it a little bit.

End: lengthy, with the spice lingering on. Cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg till it dies. Nonetheless hints of baked apple.

The cinnamon and baked apple pie on this Teeling Amburana is sort of distinctive. Teeling says these casks result in carrot cake flavours they usually’re proper. It’s a profitable experiment however I’m unsure I may drink an entire bottle of this. Nonetheless accessible from Better of Whiskies.




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