Teaninich 1976 2001 Hart Brothers

Teaninich 1976/2001 Hart Brothers

Teaninich is one of those big Diageo distilleries that produces mainly for blends. The only official bottling is a 12 year old for the Flora & Fauna-range. Teaninich does pop up fairly often as an independent bottling. Today I taste a an oldie from the seventies, bottled by the Hart Brothers at the beginning of this millennium.

Teaninich 1976/2001 (43%, Hart Brothers)

Nose: Slightly dusty. It has a sweet, caramel edge, which becomes more noticeable after a while. Some cardboard and a tiny hint of glue. Some fruit (white grapes, little bit of grapefruit). A hint of porridge. Fair amount of wood shavings.
Taste: There’s that caramel again. Sweet, but with a burned edge this time, which I don’t particularly care for. Cardamom, cumin. Certainly interesting. A pinch of pepper. Feint traces of stone fruits as well. Nectarine, peach.
Finish: Orchard fruits. Ends on a minty note. Fairly short.

Rating: 82

A decent dram, but nothing to get too excited about. The burned off-note on the palate was too bad.


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