70cl / 55.9%
17 Year Old Special Releases 2017
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Teaninich 1999 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Rhubarb-and-custard sweets, sherbert lemons, green leaves and a lick of oak spice. Apples, pears and hints of nectarine follow, with spun sugar gently placed on top. Water adds a spritz of zest: lemony citrus and sharp apples.
Palate: A big hit of syrupy sweetness kicks things off, following by caramel and candied lemons. Herbal notes creep in along with butter toffee and Granny Smith toffee apples. Water adds in layers of caramel, a hint of cider toffee, more cream and lemon.
Finish: Lingering bakes apples die away, leaving behind lemon oil and freshly sawn oak.
Comment: The whisky that started our preview tasting and a great aperitif. Layers of fruit and spice, all of which changes with a drop of water.
Tasting notes from the producerAppearance: Pale golden sunlight.
Nose: Approachable and gently drying. At first citrus-fruity and fragrant; pears in syrup, lychees, mandarins and lemon sherbet, with honeysuckle and perfumed oak. Behind this there’s a spicier edge, with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg then toffee apples, green grass or moss and pastry, with a late suggestion of almonds. After a few minutes, sweet notes dominate, with candy, vanilla toffee and creamy fudge balanced by a softly spicy background. Adding a little water brings up more soft fudge.
Body: Medium. Rich and smooth texture.
Palate: Unctuous and sweet, suggesting a fondant cream with a spicy edge. An initial burst of citrus is swept away by candied sweetness and a prickle of spice, before lemon cake, digestive biscuits and spiced porridge roll in. Notes of sharper oak then fade to reveal hints of wine gum and lemon zest. Water softens the candy sweetness; revealing more leafy notes, sweet and creamy toffee, and more orchard fruit; sweet apple and ripe pear.
Finish: Lengthy and warming with spicy oak-wood, a pinch of white pepper, lingering candied sweetness.