Malt of the Month: October 2020
We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the greatest whiskies in the world. Some of them are age-old classics, some of them are great new releases, but whatever it is, you can be sure that it's something we love. This month we've chosen:
Released in the distillery’s 200th year, this single malt was distilled before Teaninich underwent significant expansion and reflects its older style of whisky. Distilled in 1999 and matured in first-fill casks for 17 years, it was released in 2017 as part of Diageo’s annual Special Releases. Initially sweet and zesty, this dram layers herbal notes under its toffee, lemon and apple flavours, making it a wonderful aperitif or a partner to Asian cuisine.
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About the producer
Founded in 1817 by Captain Hugo Munro, Teaninich was one of the first legal distilleries built in Ross-shire. Sold in 1830 to Hugo’s younger brother, Lieutenant General John Munro, Teaninich began a period of tenancy that lasted until 1904, when Robert Innes Cameron became the sole proprietor until his death in 1932 when the distillery passed into the hands of Scottish Malt Distillers Company Ltd. The distillery was expanded in 1970, the new building housed six stills and became known as ‘Site A’, while the original four stills became ‘Site B’ until it was mothballed in 1984. Site A was dormant between 1985 and 1991 and has been active ever since, producing whisky used in blends and featuring in the Diageo Flora & Fauna range.
1 Customer Review
I treated myself to a bottle of the 17year old Teaninich last Christmas and it is firmly established as a favourite. It’s expenive ( for me) so I indulge at times of need or worthiness thoughout the year and the bottle is now just over one third remaining. The nose indicates a vanilla waxy character. This follows through with a delicate sweetness of apples and caramel. I wanted to provide a real world experience rather than using words such as a beautifully sublime whisky but it really is.