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Teaninich 1983 BR

Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
33 years old
Casknumber
6739
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2018 2:11 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 287,60

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 1983 BR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Old School

    A 33 years old Teaninch? Here’s something you don’t see every day. The lion’s share of production goes into Johnnie Walker (mostly Red Label) and thus this malt can hardly be found as a single malt, unless you look at the offerings from independent bottlers. This Teaninich from 1983 was bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd from London.

    Ooh, this nose is a tad old school, fatty with honey, some chalk, the floor of a dunnage warehouse and heather. Underneath lurks a can of peach in syrup (opened, obviously, it would be somewhat silly otherwise). It has a scent of wood, but not oak. Think balsa or ceder. Very nice and layered nose. It even reminds me a bit of Clynelish.

    Wonderfully oily on the palate. Sweet on peach, but with a surprising drop of olive oil in the mix. Umami almost. Leather, barley sugar, again quite old school with a lovely spicy touch that does nothing to diminish the sweetness. Very, very good.

    In the long finish, it’s the oak that speaks first, but then moves over to allow the sweet fruit and the heather to shine again, with a bit of icing sugar on top. And then suddenly your mouth is left completely dry.

    While the label does not reveal it, I guess this was a sherry cask. Whatever the case, this is probably the best Teaninich I have tried to date. Around 300 EUR which – considering the quality and age of this single malt – is actually quite fair.

  2. Lovikavante scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very integrated wood on the nose, candied and hethery. Sweet and sour candies. Super rich nose on sweet wood and raw sugar, apple pie, custard, hair wax and fresh bleached paper,

    Oh, on the palate it´s really 33 years old! Huge lovely wood influence without bitterness other than in the farthest background, very spicy, sweetness of sugar canes, ripe papayas, nectarines and notes of honey.

    Takes more water than suspected, but does not change that much, other than all bitternes disappers.

    Tons of oliveoil, rapeoil and waxes on the finale.

    Not supercomplex dram, but well aged and balanced. A very lasting one for sure.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Rarely seen in recent years, a totally old style dram.
    • Nose
      Old style whisky, very dignified, melons, flowers, fresh grapes. This one is particularly creamy
    • Taste
      Very perfumy in a good way, balanced, very drinkable
    • Finish
      Medium, a little drying

  4. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/whiskylive-2018-day-1-part-1-2/

    I missed a couple of releases at TBWC stand but I’ll return for them tomorrow. Meanwhile, Nick invites me to try his latest find.

    N: That’s the ticket. Honey dunnage, glue, balsa wood,…
    T: Malty taste,…
    F: Gentle dry heathery finish.
    C: Excellent. Provisionally scores 88/89. I go off to grab my own. Take 2:

    N: Vintage, chalky yet oily rich honey blossom barley nose. How could you not like this very well-aged style? 
    T: Malty & oily, bone dry yet squidgy, chalky savoury. Just so.
    F: Sticky-sweet finish with putty tannins and sugar icing before a light honeyed heathery dry conclusion.
    C: I like it, a lot. Question is, do I like it enough at £295.Scores a B[+]

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