In the Light Rough

Teeling Small Batch

Reviewed by victor


A new distillery to me. Rum cask finishes can certainly be fun, but can a relatively cheap blended (malt and grain) whiskey really benefit much from the finish?

0.5 (Yellow gold)

Nose

Super light. Ever so slight hints of citrus and fruits, somewhat overshadowed by solvent and ethanol. Light but quite harsh, somehow.

Palate

Again, very light. Much rounder than the nose, introducing some cooked fruits and a bit of sweetness along with them. Maybe this is where the rum casks show their influence? There's still some undertones of ethanol, and this whisky does not have much depth to speak of.

Finish

Rather dry and spicy. Okay, but short-lived.

Well, this was a disappointment to be honest. Easy to drink, but easily forgotten. Too much harshness and weird stuff going on for a whisky this light and featureless in general. Some nice sweetness and an ever so slight hint of the rum finish, but overall - meh. Good thing it's cheap.

Score

58 / 100
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