I managed to get myself into Turku Teerenpeli some time ago, and there were two very interesting choices to sample. I’ve noticed that in bars the overall experience with whiskies is always much more shallow than it is at home or another more suitable environment – but at least you get a nice idea what those whiskies are.
The palate’s first impression was a burn. This dram burns much more than it should. After the first shockwave, it organized itself into more sweet line, showing signs of depth. The depth disappears towards the end sooner than I was expecting. Due to this one’s smoldering hot iron start, I added some water – which is an exception. It made the overall experience a lot better, cooling down the worst burn and energized the dram for a wider range of taste.
Teerenpeli cask 10 yoTeerenpeli bars have their own casks for this whisky. The interesting is that those 16 liter casks had earlier Pedro Ximenes sherry and in the cask the whisky is maturing/finishing every day. So if you taste it once, you can to get back there to check how it has changed in some months.. They are cask strength (58.5%) so I was getting ready for some intense meeting.
The nose is … whisky. Raw, spikey, bourbon. Some oak and a bits of sherry.
The palate however, is from a another world. It is strong – yes, wide, intense and seducing. Sherry gets mixed with Vanilla in a way I don’t recall earlier (a positive). This is already the best Teerenpeli whisky I’ve had so far! The whisky has a interesting rough structure, which marks the map with X and gives it +5 boost.
Learning from the previous dram, I added some water into this one too. It helps to bring out oak and vanilla, resulting a more complex result.
The nose after finish is a splendid one, sherry mixed vanilla reminded me a lot about Cuban result.