Teerenpeli 5 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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It’s That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s first ever Teerenpeli bottling! This single malt comes from Lahti, Finland, and was released for the distillery’s Wine Cask Series, having been aged in Spanish ex-Oloroso sherry casks for five years. But this wasn’t stored in any regular warehouse – the casks spend their days in 40-foot ex-reefer sea containers, which sit outside the distillery.
The temperatures go through some crazy fluctuations throughout the year, from -35°C to +30°C, accelerating the contraction and expansion of the casks. It’s not just a family-owned distillery, but also claims that it’s the biggest distillery in Finland producing single malt whiskies. Oh, and the word ‘Teerenpeli’ translates as both ‘flirtation’ and ‘black grouse’, so you can pick your favourite!
Candied ginger, toasted fruit cake with butter, bundles of red fruit influence (mainly fresh raspberry jam), and subtle hints of funk.
Oily orange peel, digestive biscuits, and chewy strawberry sweets, with wood spice bringing balance.
Raspberry leaf and sweet cherries appear alongside a whisper of smoky oak char.