Teeling Chestnut Cask-Finished Single Cask (No. 29555), 55.1%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Teeling has cleverly exploited Ireland's whiskey regulations that specify maturation in wooden casks, not just oak, to release the first chestnut-cask Irish whiskey in the U.S. Crushed cloves, wet rocks, mint chocolate, vanilla seeds, dark roast coffee beans, Brazil nut, and antique leather on the nose. Partaking unshackles gingerbread, treacle, clove, black coffee, black fruits, and plain chocolate. Dark, gothic whiskey from a shadowy part of the warehouse to devour at midnight. (846 bottles for U.S.)