Scotch Single Malt

Teaninich 11 Years Old Batch 2 (47.9%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 0 Bottles, 2019)

Teaninich 11 Years Old Batch 2

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 47.9%
  • Age: 11 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £n/a
  • Origin: Teaninich distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

Built in 1817, Teaninich is a Highland single malt distillery. It’s quite unique-y really, instead of a mash tun, it uses a filter press to extract the sweet sugars from the malt. There is much mystery surrounding the distillery, so we did as all Boutique-y’s do and went to town on the label – see below.

The Label

Based on a true love story from many years ago about Captain Hugh Munro (founder of this distillery). He was shot in the head behind his eyes but, he survived! Unsurprisingly, he lost his eyesight as a result. His sweetheart was forbidden from marrying him due to his condition, so she married someone else. Despite their differing paths, she continued to love him and as her dying wish, visited the church to see him one last time.

Official tasting notes:

Tasting notes on their whisk-y way folks! Boutique-y Dave is on the case.. or should we say cask?

What I say

Unavailable as a bottling, this Batch 2 11 year old expression from Teaninich has been appearing (*spoiler alert) in this years That Boutique-Y Whisky Company advent calender & 12 drams of Christmas packs.

Sampled as part of the #TastesBoutiquey Twitter Tasting held on 25th November 2019

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Almost gin clear with a faint hint of gold (1/20), medium oily legs and tears.
  • Nose: Spirity fruity apples and melon with furniture polish, dry grassy hay and touch of milled malted barley flour and a hint musty oak, dry and dusty sawdust and honey or golden syrup
  • Taste: Light on the palate, similar musty note but with much more cereal malted barley body behind that sweetness now, vanilla and apple danish, white pepper spice and dry white oak
  • Finish: Short, slightly ascerbic, still on that dry dusty/musty note, all sweetness and fruit gone now

Overall

Very spirit driven, just the lightest hints of 3rd refill cask going on here after 11 years. Still great, the time has tamed the distillate and removed any metallic copper character but kept the barley and fruit. A raw Teaninich appreciable for its naked spirit quality.

Score 82/100

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