Tasting in a cross-comparison with the lead malt Ardmore Trasitional: The pale gold Teacher's Highland Cream remains, as you would expect, much more reserved in the peat and smoke aromas, which are nevertheless clearly recognizable after pouring. The sweetness is much stronger here, toffee-like, albeit accompanied by a noticeable sharpness, overall the association with ginger jam comes to mind. In addition there is a nice light fruitiness with grapes, prunes and - hm - is it mango? Almost no smoke is revealed in the taste, here the creamy-caramel tones dominate according to the name, at most something slightly nutty and dark chocolate is also added here. In the finish, which also has a certain sharpness, the peat genes are clearly revealed again, a short licking on a piece of partially burned, wet wood is an obvious association. All in all, Teacher's really can't deny his “father” - but for security's sake maybe a blind tasting at some point? In any case, the Teacher's remains one of my preferred inexpensive blends, ideal for every day and every occasion.