Style: Dignified and Complex
Intoxicating concoction of overripe fruits, jasmine fragrance, honey wax and sandalwood. Flipping to the drier side as we dig deeper, wood spice gently incensing, dried apricots, lavender mint, black peppercorns gradually convert into a faint hint of peat smoke. Magical.
Honey oak juice flowing, malt water, more dried apricots, pineapple tart, white rose petals, leather and a subtle reminder of grandma’s armchair nicely blended together. A very compact palate. Moving onto some oak tannins, dry grass, almost vegetal at times. Black pepper and chilli spice dive into fizzling chocolate milkshake. Cereal notes make a swift return and leaving a light smoky trail of haystack peat to finish.
Drier components building on an oak under-layer. Dark cacao, cinnamon bark leading to a final hurrah of honey baked fruits.
Time has certainly stamped its mark on this whisky. The spirit has been well-tamed while waxy, honey oak signature are in abundance. Maybe a tad oaky for some but it works for me. Smooth and compact. A workhorse distillery, but a well-matured Teaninich can be quite magical. Delicious.
☆☆ [Highly Recommended]
[50.8% • Independent Bottling • 1983 Distilled • 2016 Bottled • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Cask Number 6744 • 1 of 190 Bottles • **]