Review No.109. Teaninich 10 Year Old

Whisky: Teaninich 10 year Old Single Malt Whisky, 43%

Nose: Grass, vegetal, citrus, barley, tea

Taste: Icing sugar, buns, honey, orange, grapefruit, black tea

Finish: Malt, sour lemon

Score: 2.5

Summary: If you are a fan of Compass Box then you will have noticed that they use whisky from Teaninich in a number of their blends.  I was curious to see why.  This is a light and delicate whisky.  I can see how it could be used as a neutral ingredient to balance of stronger or more bold flavours.  On the nose there is a nice freshness that comes with the grass, citrus and barley notes and then the palate opens up to sweeter flavours – but not too sweet, the black tea at the end keeps things in check.  The delivery is clean and crisp and the finish is very dry.  This is an inoffensive and pleasant malt that will not offend your taste-buds.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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