Highland

Teaninich 19 Years Old Batch 1

Teaninich 19 Years Old Batch 1

(That Boutique-Y Whisky Company)

Image courtesy of Master of Malt

What they say

The very first bottling of Teaninich single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company has arrived! It’s a 19 year old expression, and features quite a saga of a story on the label. Teaninich was founded by Captain Hugh Munro, who lost his sight after surviving a gunshot to the head during a battle. He was due to marry a woman after returning from the skirmish, but her father would not let it happen. However, many years later, her dying wish was to see Captain Munro one last time at the local church, which is the scene unfolding on the label. Told you it was a saga.

Batch 1 is a release of 862 bottles.

Official tasting notes

  • Nose Hazelnut spread on rye bread, buttery croissants and fizzy oak spices.
  • Palate Floral at first – almost vegetal at points. Soon enough, the sweet baking notes from the nose return in full force.
  • Finish Honey, pear and hints of fresh barley.

What I say

An overdue review from the sample archives, I received this Teaninich 19yo Batch 1 from That Boutique-Y Whisky Company a while back and filed it under distilleries starting with a ‘T’. If the timing is right then this Teaninich was made in 1999, shortly before the Mash Filter was installed in 2000 to replace the more traditional washbacks. So due to the different extract I would expect perhaps to find more cereal nature present here than in more modern Teaninich expressions such as the 11yo Batch 2 we reviewed here?

Thanks to That Boutique-Y Whisky Company for provision of a sample of this product.

  • ABV 48.6%
  • Age 19 Years Old
  • Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Bottling Batch 1
  • Cask undisclosed casks
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £67
  • Origin Teaninich distillery
  • Outturn 862 bottles
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2018
  • Vintage Undeclared

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Chardonnay (7/20), numerous fine tears and legs.
  • Nose Green apples and honey, bursting with fresh fruit, some barley, both milled and husk, grassy hay, vanilla, pear, peach, foamy lemon meringue pie, pear drops sweeties, woody oak and more crunchy green apples.
  • Taste Light-medium bodied, creamy, soft caramel, biscuit, fruity, apple, pear, peach, melon, sugary syrup, honey, even a touch of beeswax here, apple bubblegum and oak wood.
  • Finish Medium, spirity and vaporous, then more honeyed fruits.
  • Overall A super or juicy fruits expression, bright and lively some spice from the wood and touches of solventy/spirit nature but overall a very enjoyable and affordable aged Teaninich expression.

Score 86/100

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