Review - Teeling Single Grain Whisky

Let's get the skeleton out of the cupboard until tonight I'd never tasted Irish Whiskey, yes really not a drop! Why? My father always said it wasn't real whisky and that it wasn't enjoyable, he couldn't be wrong could he?  Well this same man only ever drank blended whisky and never malt so perhaps he was fallible?

ABV 46% vol
Price £39

Nose 21/25 - white spirit, rocket, forest floor, cut timber.
Taste 23/25 - very light, floral, kiwi fruit and melon, perhaps even peppermint; still there is wine in there almost sake like.
Finish 22/25 - miles away from heavy Scottish malts, there's a lovely clove like peppery flavour, perhaps a hint of sage and it drifts away in the mouth.
Balance 22/25 -  really nice, perhaps ideal for spring and summer.
Total 88/100