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Overall rating
90.84/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Wood
Casknumber
6753
Number of bottles
211
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Paul Ullrich AG, Switzerland
Added on
04 Sep 2016 5:17 pm by Friar John Cor
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 343.19

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43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 1983 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.84 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2018] Wow, what a review by good old Serge at whiskyfun: He stated that this Teaninich reminded him of old Ardbegs (at least in some aspects) and he scored it 92 points. Old Ardbeg characteristics in a Speyside whisky produced for blending purposes only - that is absolutely flabbergasting. I have to check this by myself and so I bought a bottle of this stuff even at an (to me) unreasonable price of 320 Eurobucks, but my curiosity is stronger than my rational mind (you know what killed the cat)...

    ... and to be honest: This is a flabbergasting dram but far away from being an Ardbeg-alike. It owns (very) few aspects that you can find in an old Ardbeg too but it has a class of its own. This is by far the best Teaninich I had ever and one of the best drams I had this year - thank you, dear Serge for that review (because otherwise I would have missed out this one). By the way, it is worth every buck...

    [December, 2018] I re-tasted this dram tonight and fully confirm my old review. Great stuff and dangerously quaffable - actually very, very dangerous...
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is burnished and the nose offers a very delicate and impressive profile of dozens of different flavours, among them citric fruits, different sugars, honeys, beeswax and a certain oiliness. I do not find any characteristics of old Ardbeg so far - maybe after some more breathing time ... indeed, now there are some rather strange aromas of tar and resin that you find in old Ardbeg drams too. But no, this is not an Ardbeg nose because it misses both the peaty and medicinal notes completely. But it is a great nose, for sure!
    • Taste
      95 95
      The taste is truly multi-layered and multi-faceted on the same complex flavours profile as is the nose plus an interesting medicinal add-on (bandages and the likes). Very, very interesting to explore and dangerously quaffable. The taste gets sweeter with the later layers on ripe fruits and beautiful different sugary flavours. No flaw, no off-note, no imbalance - all is pretty close to perfection. Again, this is not an Ardbeg taste but it is almost on eye-level with these beautiful old drams (but missing the peaty flavours completely, of course). This whisky is a great swimmer: At any reduction level it shows new interesting flavours and combinations thereof so it is highly advised to play around with water...
    • Finish
      94 94
      The dram arrives with a great mouthfeel on the palate: Immediately it coats the whole of the mouth with a creamy and charming feeling without any distracting moments. The finish is long and vanishes slowly in different fading waves without any bitter or astringent notes. There are more spices present now what adds a new fine dimension to the anyhow complex taste and finish. I wish this would last forever...

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Very powerful and fruity - I didn't taste many Teaninich so far but this one really reminds me on some good Irish bottlings. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Honey, peach, apricot, green apple, vanilla, hints of green tea, whiffs of bonfire, dry hay, little herbal, spices, light seabreeze - great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Punchy, oily, fruity, good sweetness, more of peach and apricot, little bit of tropical fruits as well, pineapple, mango, pepper, ginger, vanilla, little herbal, very shy oak wood, little teaish notes, even little tarry notes? Anyway, very complex and exciting - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, zesty, more spicy, little more herbal and teaish notes - very good!

  3. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    What a surprise!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Honey, pineapple, beeswax, dry fruits, classic bourbon aromas, pronounced intensity
    • Taste
      93 93
      Honey, rabarber, oily, subtle sweetness. Complex, very well balanced and mouth filling. Pronounced intensity.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Rabarber, honey flowers, a bit subtle peppery, very beautiful. Long aromatic finish.

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I have trouble finding relations to Serge's Ardbeg mention other than a multilayered fruitiness that I remember some of the old Ardbegs or Laphroaigs from the 60s used to have. However it's decades ago since I last tasted any of those.

    Thank you for the sample.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. butt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. ApricotOne scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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