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Overall rating
91.47/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB53303
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask
Vintage
21.12.1973
Bottled
23.12.2013
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
20237
Number of bottles
200
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Mar 2014 9:12 am by Cube13
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 410.98

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17 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 1973 MMcK

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.47 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is getting into the dumb whisky range... Like 40 years and a single cask that is still fresh and ready to drink.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose smells like the 70's whiskies. Tonnes of fruit and leather, oil and marshmallow. The nose is so deep, fruit oils and candles was, pur'eh tea and horse barns. Cardboard and Rose oils, saunas and soft smoke.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The palate is luscious. Rich and ready, wacks of oil fried fruit, dense pine and florals. Olives and excellent chocolate, and fermented fruits. Mustard and peat, Chinese greens and something akin to Japanese natto or white miso. There also a twinge of old bottle effect here too. That perfume note.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is quite long, intense oily and fruits. #OBE and more and more fruits, rotten peaches and nectarines. More spice comes in to perk up the finish, tonnes of caramel and oak, more of that natto note with a whack of fermented malt and elegant Sherry.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    gold
    Nose:
    Fine leather aromas combine with soft earthy notes. Autumn leaves, toffee, dark chocolate, coarse salt, chocolate mousse, espresso and cold cocoa with cream. In addition, tart fruity notes (avocado, lychee and pomegranate) - what a rich nose!
    Taste:
    Spicy and full steaming: pepper, salt, avocado. Leather, wood, coffee, oranges, again lychees and now with more and more intense chocolate. Dark notes, which are provided with a certain tartness, take the scepter in the hand. And so it goes into the finish - great!
    Finish:
    Medium length - slightly dry and woody and still slightly fruity. Add some coffee, chocolate and a fine spice.
    92 points
    N: 92P / G: 93P / F: 91P

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. z-imaging scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose is a bit closed and more matured than the 1973 Rare Malts, bigger cask influence, more wood, needs some time distillery profile to shine. Missing the pure cleanness of the RM. Very powerful in the mouth even wild, a bit hot but this goes fast, body is slightly lighter than RM. A little bit more oak and bitterness, still sweet, finish is shorter.

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Interesting sweet notes of tropical fruits, apple, gali-melon, barley and malt - pleasant and stimulating.
    • Taste
      In cask strength actually barely drinkable. The alcohol is too present (aggressive) and suppresses the flavors. Set to 47% with water: Green apples, a light pepper seasoning. The wood is naturally felt at this age, but does not prevail.
      Can not keep up with the nose unfortunately, too bad!

    • Finish
      Spicy and sweet-fruity with logging at medium length.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tonights Morrison and Mackay ‘Carn Mor’ masterclass included: Glentauchers 2010; Arran ’96; Glen Grant ’92; Macallan ’89; Teaninich ’73 & Ledaig ’08. Presented by Peter MacKay on 14/10/15, ‘last up’ was the Teaninich:

    N: Virtually at of Teaninich’s output goes into Johnnie Walker, so its a treat to be tasting such a vintage single cask bottling with this many years on the clock. Fruity with pineapples, fresh apples and limes, quite winey with some fermented grapes but its more distinctively candy/lollipop styley with lime lollies and dusty ‘Opal Fruits’. A light highland style, simples

    T: Sour=dry, savoury>sweet, grassy and a bit course. Its not acting old although there is plenty of heavy, yet soft oak.

    F: Theres actually a nice balance here, the oak and spirit unified. Dry woody malt remains till the last.

    C: An easy reader and fairly balanced but theres nothing that id call outstanding here. Unfortunately as is so often the case with these masterclasses, i didn’t have the time this whisky deserved so take this into account with my judgement and score.

    Scores a B-

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