Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
15 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Brown Label
Added on
19 Jun 2010 4:23 pm

Average value

€ 290,00

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1 member rating

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Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 1971 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    There are still plenty of 1970's G&M 5cl miniatures around from virtually all the distilleries [open or closed], but not so for Teaninich WB - that’s how ‘under the radar’ this distillery really is. Imagine then my excitement at finding a 1971 vintage in a bar, from a full bottle and available for reasonable dosh. Hoorah for Dornoch bar!
    N: Heinz sandwich spread [so a little corn syrup],.... and then even more sandwich spread. I must find out what's in that stuff and discover it's connection with both the whisky & food industries, as it’s a note that comes up often - apart from corn syrup that is. This is so generically G&M. Apologies for keep mentioning that, but frustratingly it's all too true. So that translates as over-ripe fruits and stewed fruits with rhubarb and a little cubed candied ginger the main players. Seriously though, those fruits are on the edge of turning into fermenting brown squished things. Settles down as a thick, concentrated nose.
    T: Starts off with a similar kind of density also with a touch of tomato/Worcester sauce - almost. Then it becomes oaky with a little varnish - very oaky in fact with oaked vanillas. Then,.... then it's lovely with super form to the finish. A good recovery.
    F: Dry, heathery butter with more ripe apples. It lingers, it really lingers. Finishes with cigars, caramelised cigars - now there's a thing!
    C: There’s much to be discovered at Teaninich but grrr, this is as much about the generic G&M 1970’s profile as it is about the distillery. I shouldn’t complain, i also love that old style. it's good whisky if you can get it, if you can get it,…. [name that song?] Before I collapse, let's try one more. Let’s finish with a Lowland WB.

    Scores a B-



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