Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
29 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2013 12:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 411.74

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69 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 1983 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.23 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    First time I tried this, 91 points (4-5 years ago). Second time, 92 points. Third time, 92.5 points.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A very interesting nose, especially for a Teaninich. It's gotta be the cask influence because this is sharp, pungent, tangy, and peaty, with a layer of fruity sweetness underneath. If you would to tell me this is a very good single cask of Port Ellen, I would not disagree. Maybe it was matured in a ex-Port Ellen cask. There's a bit of the Springbank funky peat also. Is it possible that this is finished in either a Springbank or Port Ellen cask? I doubt that if this was either a PE or Springbank cask, that it was a full maturation of 29 years. The signatory label does however say "Matured in a Refill Butt", without any statement re: finishing, so maybe this was just a one-off, miracle cask for Teaninich.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Bright and expressive. Mouth-coating. Very oily. Herbs and green tea. Lemon liqueur. Quite a bit of peat. Definitely a cross between Port Ellen and modern Springbank here. One of these days, I will do an experiment combining a naked Port Ellen with a slightly sherried Springbank -- I bet the flavors can closely resemble this one. I will report back if I do that. With water, swims like Sun Yang but with good teeth.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Herbal. Peppery. Very long. Very impressive. Smoke at the end. My gosh, seriously, there's a whiff of smoke... An absolutely confounding whisky, made famous by Serge with his 93 point review.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very mineral like and floral. Feels like dishwashing water and clorox.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. tuntime scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Tasting notes from Serge / Whiskyfun:Teaninich 29 yo 1983/2013 (57.5%, Signatory Vintage, refill butt, cask
    #8071, 471 bottles)   Colour: straw.Nose:
    hold on, isn't this heavy rum? Amazingly big notes of sugar cane, petrol,
    olives and tar, we're extremely far from 'Teaninich' but I must say I'm
    enjoying this a lot. No, no mistakes at WF's sample handling department.
    Becomes a tad gentler over time but it remains mineral and kind of flinty.
    Putty. With water: more of all that! Was the cask seasoned with (good)
    plasticine? Or smoked? Liquid smoke? Was the cask stored in a Harley garage?
    Mouth (neat): whah! Same feeling, this is quite incredible, mineral, petroly,
    very nervous (lime!), with some white rhum agricole, some salmiak...
    Spectacular whisky. With water: and now there's some seawater! More lemons,
    more almond oil, gravel, chalk, crisp chenin blanc, wax, smokes... Yes, holy
    Finish: long, putty-like, salty, mezcaly... What's not to like? Just
    the aftertaste that's maybe a notch fizzy, bizarrely.
    Comments: Springbank in
    disguise? Ex-Lagavulin wood? Fortified Pouilly-Fumé? I wanna see this cask's
    papers! (just joking). My best surprise this year since Pichon-Baron 1990 in
    May - but that's not whisky, is it? SGP:373 - 93 points.

  5. DrunkenHearted did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Serge Valentin: SGP:373 - 93 points.


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