Teaninich - 2017 Special Release (200th Anniversary) - 1999 17 year old Whisky
70cl | 55.9%
|Series / Description||2017 Special Release (200th Anniversary)|
|Age||17 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||55.9 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Oak|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP8297|
The first ever release of Teaninich in the annual Diageo special releases series.
Also a special limited release for this well respected coastal north highland distilleries 200th anniversary.
Aged for 17 years in refill American oak hosheads and Bourbon barrels from a 1999 distillation.
Bottled at natural cask strength of 55.9% ABV
On the surface straightforward and zesty, it combines grassy and citrus notes to great effect, while below a rich and also light sweetness provides a welcome introduction to its true complexity.
Nose: Quite floral and fragrant to begin then a leafy, salted citrus note reveals itself along with exotic fruit, think lychee, galia melon and quince. Earthy and waxy nuances here as well with a late suggestion of almond milk,cinnamon and perfumed candles.
Palate: Combines a waxy kumquot and quince element with an earthy sweetness (think porridge oats & honey) A leafy lemon balm and salted almond with green tea and cookie dough note.
Finish: Spicy wine gums, peppery oak and more earthy oatmeal and waxy orchard fruits.
Easily enjoyable as an aperitif or with oriental cuisines, this Teaninich also rewards more subtle exploration.