The Revival from Teeling Whiskey is the first new release in the upgraded Vintage Reserve Collection & will be followed by new 24 & 33 year old releases. The Revival is a 15 year old Single Irish Malt Whiskey bottled at 46% and NCF and with an RRP of £85, distilled in 1999 and matured exclusively in ex-rum casks. The Revival has been produced to mark the opening of their new distillery, the first in Dublin for over 125 years.
On the nose I found apple crumble, with brown sugar and oats in the crumble, as it opens up there are more cereal notes, some delicate spices and pineapple cubes. Leaving the glass covered for a couple of minutes really intensifies the demerera sugar sweet notes from the rum casks.
The whisky seems quite thin in the mouth but delivers sweet tropical fruits, papaya and rambutan’s but also a touch of lime balancing the sweetness, honey then spices followed by a wave of pink grapefruit.
The finish for me is all about pink grapefruit, fresh and fruity but slightly astringent.
Overall this is a whisky which has a nose that continues to give with an almost gentle palate, I could easily enjoy a dram of this late on a sunny summers evening.