This Teaninich 14yo is a highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, from the Teaninich distillery, it’s originally from a Refill Hogshead, cask # 900264,and it was originally filled on the 28th of April 2008. The Whisky was then finished in a 1st Fill Château Margaux Barrique from June 2021, until finally being bottled on the 5th of October 2022. The ABV is 53.8%, and 287 bottles produced, and can be found at around £77.
We’re looking at a deeper gold here, the medium thick swirl line beads up quickly to drop slow thick legs. #thewhiskeychaps
This is coming across juicy. There’s quite strong red berries coming through, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries, and again a vegetal, and floral feel atm. Definite the back of a carpenters van here, how about jam sandwiches in a carpenters van. #thewhiskeychaps
Yes a touch of sulphur, or is becoming dirtier for me, mineral water, but mainly more red berries. #thewhiskeychaps
Nice mouthfeel, and initially not as much sulphur as the nose carried. I have to say this is quite spicy too, the red berries are here, and I’m also getting black pepper, tree bark, a black coffee with just a touch of sugar, hazelnuts and hickory. #thewhiskeychaps
Still coating the palate nicely, and still spicy, chest warming even. Bitter lemon, an earthiness, Virginia tobacco leaves, coffee grinds now. Cranberry drying and black liquorice at the end, this does come across as a chunky dram for me. #thewhiskeychaps
We wanted the bottles to look like apothecary/medicine bottles. Our original brand name was ‘Panacea’ but the SWA said no…irresponsible peddling of whisky. I get it, I suppose. I would say the consumer isn’t that stupid, but there we are! #thewhiskeychaps— Fragrant Drops (@fragrantdrops) March 12, 2023
Iv’e only ever come across Teaninich through independently bottled whisky, and iv’e come to really enjoy them. They’ve been good enough that i would take a gamble on buying a bottle from an indie bottler i like without previously trying it. But, i hadn’t come across one in a awhile, and i don’t really know why that is if i’m honest. I had my fingers crossed for this bottle being a good one.
Again it’s another very good Teaninich in my opinion, there aren’t many palate tasting notes here as i was rushing a little on the tasting, i will be going back to it again to get more. In general it’s another great indie bottling that i’d love to have in my whisky cupboard, it’s a good drop for its price tag of £77 i think.
A big thank you goes out to Rachel Dixon from Fragrant drops, for joining us on the tasting this whisky was a part of, and for the use of her tweets in this review. Fragrant Drops website can be found here.Follow @fragrantdrops Follow @thewhiskeychaps Follow @whiskeychap Follow @StillSurreal