Best NAS blend by far, and I've tried most of them. Love a good Islay, especially in the winter. But in summertime, I like something a tad less phenolic. I used to be in love with Black Bottle, but a couple of years ago they totally ruined (I mean, "reblended" it). So now I'm back to Teacher's for summer Scotch, for economy Scotch, and for anything after my second dram of an evening.
- Rick, 26th Aug '13
I have had a part used bottle of this for some time and never drunk any. I used it for people that wanted a scotch with a mixer. I just thought I would give it a try. I was just so suprised just how good it was. Not a lot of nose and the taste does not linger but for the money. well worth a try at this price. I am going to buy some more blended to try.
- Johnny Norfolk Mar 2013, 5th Mar '13
For the price this is perhaps the finest blended Scotch on the market. It really stands out for not being overly sweet and possessing the flavours that to me really define Scotch; fruitiness, smoke and peat. Teacher's is a throwback to the days before single malts when blended Scotch whiskies all had there own recognizable character and weren't necessarily made just for mixing.
- Juergen - Netherlands, 3rd Feb '13
Amazingly good for the price! Got a litre bottle for £18. Big Islay influence here, mild peat and woodsmoke aftertaste but doesn't linger. this whisky was made for swirling in the mouth! Just the right amount of heat, sweet, very smooth. But don't like the nose! Too chemical and not defined enough. But Full of character, blows Grants and Bells right out of the water! Superb "economy" whisky
- Kermit the Phroaig, 3rd Nov '12
"Palate": The taste is sea salt, smoke, very faint peat and iodine with a bacon/malt backbone. This is a heavy scotch in the mouth, and many enjoy rolling it around a bit before swallowing. Anise, black licorice and lots of malt round this blend out. "Finish": Lingering sea salt, dulse, malt and a faint echo of peat.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 14th Jun '12
A good value for money. A dense, balanced, fruity, medium sweet and deliciously peaty blend. You can really taste the Ardmore here. This one could be so much more, but we all know they just won't do it...
- Mikko, 17th May '12
Absolutely smashing blend, my favourite, a great improvement on the somewhat substandard fare of recent years.
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 8th May '12
Teacher`s is the best blended whisky if you ask me. It`s slightly smoky and not so sugary and sweet like many blended ones and not harsh like the cheaper blended whiskies. But I`m a lover of Islay single malts, so it might be that I just simply can`t enjoy any more anything that does not have at least a hint of smoke in it.
- Thommasson, 5th Apr '12
Totally agreed. Awesome value for money, it clearly has that smoky & creamy taste to it, very interesting when taken with ginger.
- kanak, 22nd Sep '11
Easily a better cheap brand than Bell's, Grant's or Grouse, re-iterating the previous comment. ENJOY :D
- anonymous, 19th May '11
this is awesome
- Rahul, 4th Nov '10
There IS a slight 'chemical' taste, but apart from that this is brilliant, complex and flavorful scotch which, (when taken with just a little ice or water) indeed rivals many products of double or triple the price. A better bet than Bell's, Grant's or Grouse.
- anonymous, 2nd Nov '10
Very good value scotch. If I was down a few bucks, this would be my choice.
- Terry, 10th Jun '10
My favourite blend so far. Agreed with the review above,never tried Grouse and Bells but sure beat Chivas by a mile.I can't believe people say it's bad, maybe they can't stand peat. There's Ardbeg in there, probably not much, but you can tell. Slightly peaty and salty and medicinal and very smoky. Good stuff.
- anonymous, 24th May '10
Cant belive its so cheap, best of the blends, along with "Black Bottle" and "White Horse".beats stuff like Chivas, Grouse and Bells into a cocked hat
- anonymous, 1st Mar '10
Great value blend!!!!!Robust, packed with flavours, fruit, chocolate and a hint of peat and smoke.
- Barto, 1st Feb '10
PalateThe taste is sea salt, smoke, very faint peat and iodine with a bacon/malt backbone. This is a heavy scotch in the mouth, and many enjoy rolling it around a bit before swallowing. Anise, black licorice and lots of malt round this blend out.FinishLingering sea salt, dulse, malt and a faint echo of peat.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 30th Dec '09
This blend has a more pronounced single malt flavor that just about any blend I have had the pleasure of sipping. The malts stand out front and the grains reside in the background. An excellent value and a delicious whisky. If you are a fan of single malts, enjoy the flavor of malts and want to save a little cash do yourself a favor and try Teachers sometime.
- Ken, 16th Dec '09
No doubt this is one of the top blended indeed. Very smooth, sweet with lovely gentle smokey flavour lingers in the background.Teachers is a good remainer what really good blended whisky really is.
- Tom The Steeley
, 28th Nov '09
With its nice quality they should enlarge their range towards Teacher's Finest, 12yo, and so on.