Teaninich 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manager's Dram
Stated Age
17 years old
Refill Cask
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
02 Mar 2010 8:44 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 234.36

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Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 17-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  After a very fine Teaninich from Cadenhead (WB id 42559) yesterday I am in the mood to have another one tonight - this time one of the very few "official" releases:  This Manager's Dram edition from 2001 was distilled around the same time as the Cadenhead mentioned above.  The Manager's Dram series covered one distillery per year and it was available to Diageo employees only.  They were not allowed to sell it until they left the company or retired but nevertheless a lot of bottles found their way to the whisky connoisseurs.  

    Another fine and easy-to-drink Teaninich but to be honest:  I prefer the Cadenhead bottling from last night because it was more impressive in the nose and offered a better mouthfeel and finish (through a fatter oiliness).  Nonetheless this is a pretty excellent selection of casks to present the typical Teaninich malt profile without too much wood influence, hence a good dram to try if you want to get better acquainted with this rather unknown distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is pale gold and the texture shows medium tears with slow legs. The nose offers a comparable profile to the Cadenhead with subtle grassy and herbal aromas in a shy fruity and spicy wooden setting. After some time of breathing delicate mocha and chocolatey aromas join in but this nose is by far not as impressive as the Cadenhead's was.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is very delicate and layered on fine honey, chocolatey and spicy flavours - I really like that! It is not the most complex one but it shows delicious flavours in a perfectly balanced setting without any flaw. Water releases more aromas and flavours both in the nose and on the palate but somehow the dram looses its subtle delicateness this way. I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming in the mouth without any distracting moment but the coating effect and chewability is much lesser than with the Cadenhead's. The finish is of medium length and adds an interesting saltiness with a minor drying-astringent ending.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A saturated, strong and already not so young highlander, there is absolutely no significant strength, except that the aroma is a little rough, a narrow range of components, but good depth and power.
    • Nose
      Clear, soft, mineral tones prevail, a little lemon zest, malt and grain notes.
    • Taste
      Saturated, cowberry, viburnum, pepper wave against the background of astringent oak, creamy notes in the background, wormwood bitterness.
    • Finish
      Spicy, peeled lemon and grapefruit peel, viburnum, cowberry, sour-bitter, tart.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great Dram with a lot of distillery characters
    • Nose
      90 90
      Teaninich 17 managers dram
      Grassy, earthy, used leather, ginseng, wet grassland, barbecue meat. With water, it brings out the green apple fruity aroma, caramelized ginger, hints of lemon cream. still have that earthy smoke. 90
    • Taste
      89 89
      ginseng scent, caramelized green fruits, Citrus nutty, Green apple sweetness. With water, it brings out more rich citrusy vinegar sour,the citrus bitterness, earthy grass, more of the lemon peel kind, biscuit sweet, ipa, also some liqorice. 89
    • Finish
      90 90
      Hints of smoke, grassy, herbal, juicy lemon, mint, peppery spices, liqorice. 90

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: bright golden smelling fragrance. Nose: heavy alcohol, cream, sea salt, herbs, raw beans, light smoke, shells, slightly salty, not my favorite style. Palate: salty, no sour, medium sweet, Slightly bitter, a little burnt. Crude salt, thick cream, tobacco, coke, jackfruit, custard apple, grapefruit, salt-baked cashew nuts, soil and green plants, pistachio jam, a little pepper and chocolate. Finish: long, strange peanuts, grapefruit, orange peel , Plant ash, rose salt Body: medium-light, oily, not solid enough

    Nose: 83.5/100
    Palate: 88/100
    Finish: 87/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86.5/100, how can you play with the wine you drank today? First reduce expectations and then give a surprise? ? ?

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Green pine under snow, fruit tart, orange, vanilla cake, honey, hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Citrus cake, toasted nuts, toasted barley, honey, almonds.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet barley.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. raithrover scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Colour: syrup
    Nose: a rich seem of resin and pine wood followed by apricots and oranges. There's syrup and grated lemon zest with a real citrus intensity. Crushed almonds and a vanilla sponge cake round off a fun trip.
    Taste: I've written sweet and sour down here, with a charcoal coffee finish. Backing up again its a medley of jelly beans, root ginger, more almonds and wood sap for the majority of the palate.

    Overall: mixed thoughts on this one really. I actually prefer the more engineered 10-year-old expression, whereas this bottling is a decent enough cask strength release it just doesn't say enough to really engage. I'm not thinking Teaninich when I taste or reflect on the whisky, it could just be another ex-bourbon cask from a host of distilleries.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      80 80


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