Teacher's Highland Cream

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Teacher's Highland Cream
Web Exclusive Price £16.15 £13.46 ex VAT (£23.07 per litre)
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'Big, rounded, smooth. Full of crunchy maltiness. To drink this whisky is like biting into peanut brittle. Then toffee. Then liquorice flavours. 8.5/10' Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine April 2000

Teacher's Highland Cream Reviews

56 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 April

    It's a great four star whiskey but I am giving or five stars for price performance. Regularly $14 a bottle in the states.

  • 5
    27 April

    Nice Scotch if you can get it And I can't get it though I've tried

  • 4
    17 April

    This isn't a five-star whisky. It's a value-priced blended whiskey with artificial coloring. That said, it's the best value-priced blended whiskey on the market. The bottle (as well as most reviewers) tend to overstate the whisky's peatiness; smoke is basically nonexistent on the nose, and it only flutters in faint whisps of iodine and salt water on the palate. The overwhelming majority of the flavor is honey, followed somewhat distantly by malt. The finish isn't perfectly smooth, but it's smoother than any other whiskey at its price point. I taste none of the rancid, artificial notes you often get with bargain scotch. Overall, it tastes like an improved, less citrusy version of Famous Grouse, like Black Grouse but cheaper and with the faintest hint of smoke.

  • 5
    4 April

    Love the flavour of peat in this. Got to be the best value blend on the market now. Didn't much like it before but the blenders done a heck of a good job here.

  • 2
    28 March

    Don't care for the peaty flavor why the change?

  • 3
    7 January

    Although I have always enjoyed Teachers I do not like the recent changes which have peaty/smokey overtones. I now drink one of the other blended whiskies.

  • 4
    30 December 2016

    I first had Teacher's 56 years ago and have chosen it ever since. Goods value for the money, Not ostentatious or flashy, just a good whisky bottle after bottle.

  • 4
    25 November 2016

    Today's Teacher's is not the same as the first bottle I bought in 1968, but neither am I. It is less peaty and smoother, perhaps it has become sweeter as well. Still a good blended scotch for mixing with soda and drinking with ice, for the money.

  • 4
    21 November 2016

    It is best with ice and/or soda. I prefer it with both. Very drinkable for the price.

  • 5
    10 November 2016

    great value for money

  • 5
    20 September 2016

    I'd drink Islay everyday if I could afford it. Until then, I'll drink this. It's the only blend that really delivers on the smokey end of the spectrum. I prefer it to JW Double Black, Black Grouse, or White Horse.

  • 5
    28 August 2016

    Been searching for an everyday scotch blend. No arguments here that single malts/single malt blends are better, but I...drink it a lot. I'm not spending a few hundred dollars a month on my go-to drink. I can't stomach beer as I did in my youth. A few rocks, a splash of San Pelligrino now and then - heaven. The Famous Grouse was good but lacks finish and is a bit hotter. JW, Dewars, Chivas, all a bit too harsh for me. Teacher's HC is full bodied, a bit of smoke from front to back, and nicely balanced. Just wish I could find 1.75 bottles in my area.

  • 2
    10 August 2016

    Sorry. It is just tooooo sweet. Sugar. dominates over the flavor whiskey . A shame ... In my humble opinion.

  • 3
    1 August 2016

    good creamy taste on the most part, but occasionally flavor not consistent from bottle to bottle.

  • 5
    26 June 2016

    22 years of “professional tasting/sipping/drinking" experience. Never to get drunk, always before meals, always rinsing a mouth with a gulp of water between previous and next cycle. Have always been able to buy between $20 to $200 per litre. Huge variety of scotch, whiskeys and bourbon. Two equal #1 choices : TEACHER'S HIGHLAND CREAM (among any single or blended Scotch Whisky) & JAMESON (among any single or Blended Irish Whiskey ) No more experiments. Cheers

  • 3
    11 June 2016

    I'm a very new to scotch, a friend recommended this to me because I enjoy Islay Mist. Nose: Black licorice, Dark chocolate, Banana, Isopropyl alcohol, a hint of barbecue sauce (I picked this up once out of maybe 10 smells) Palate: , Heavy cream, copper, butterscotch, peat (you really need to roll it around Honey for awhile to taste it), Mint, a dash of citrus Finish: Mint, Menthol, Grain alcohol, Sea salt, Wheat beer (about 4 minutes after a sip) Not for the impatient. If you don't work for it all you can taste are the honey, cream and grain alcohol. The more you roll it around, the heavier the body gets. The burn is sometimes nonexistent and other times feels like icyhot.

  • 2
    16 May 2016

    "Nose" (undiluted) A gentle breeze of salt laden sea air, sweet peat, and black licorice/pickled beets. "Palate" (undiluted) Thin, light, sweet sherry that quickly turns grainy. The sherry notes are intertwined with malt and echoes of the tangy licorice and bacon, but they are only echoes. There is some peat and maybe iodine, but it is all very fleeting. "Finish" (undiluted) Ashy like a Matinee cigarette, and then it turns unmistakably bitter, glycerin-like, accompanied by the very slight heat of alcohol. General Impressions This is ok, but nothing like the old Teacher's before the new labeling. I think the reason for this is that corporate ownership has changed and as a consequence one of the key malts has changed: GlenDronach. With that malt absent it just doesn't taste the same.

  • 1
    3 March 2016

    Anyone who says the version with the gold circle on label tasted good was right. The new label version now in shops is absolutely NOTHING like the old version. The new version is foul - it has NO peat smell or taste and is a cheap, spirity overly artifically coloured and artificially tasting bland cheap caramel taste laden bottle of swill.

  • 5
    20 February 2016

    Gobsmacked at the quality of Teacher's. Now my go to blend along with Black Bottle and sits beside many single malts double the price.

  • 5
    3 January 2016

    Simply a well crafted spirit . Blended yes, with the taste of single malted Scotch. Teacher's has made subtle changes over the years to their Highland Cream but the flavor has not been compromised. The smokey chocolate is on the nose and palate and opens to fruity tannins that marvel the tongue. Truly an exceptional blended dram that warms you up on a cold winter's night. And you have more in wallet when the morn greets you.

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