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Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2009
Bottled
01.02.2017
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
01/02/17 162258
Barcode
5020613061514
Added on
08 Mar 2017 8:21 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 38.81

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Whisky Reviews for Teaninich 2009 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    It's a fair whisky, until you concider the price.

    Think I paid no more than £28 for this bottle.

    Then it's a "no brainer" in terms of value for money.
    • Nose
      Very fine fruity sherry nose.

      At the edge it's light and a little citrusy, deeper down it's more musky. 

      Fresh cut apples, a light hint of banana.

      Blue grape juice and raisins. Light fudgy undertone.

      Clean and fresh.
    • Taste
      First impression bitter coffee and dark fudge.

      Very gentle undefined spice.

      Maybe a little salty liqorice.

      Light fruit of the nose is out done by dry and heavy concentrated sherry.
    • Finish
      Lightly spiced grape juice with bitterness of the skin.  Chocolate brownie. Some faint but very pleasant nuttyness.

      First impression is rather short but it seems to last longer for each sip.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/bottle-polishing-2017-part-1/

    The first GM bottle I’ve bought that’s bottled at 46%. About time!

    C: It’s only in context of the Balblair 1975 & 2003 [reviews to follow], that I truly start to appreciate this has more going on than first meets the eye. This distillate-led young malt displays some distillery character [malty, sweet-cereals, caramel, leather, apple crumble], whilst showing a maturity way above its 8 years. Well worth the punt, especially if you’ve not had Teaninich before.

    Scores a B-

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/yet-more-loose-ends-april-2020/

    This is a sample from a bottle I polished some time ago. This is the last [5cl] drop. Not sure why I took such brief notes before. No doubt it was my daily drinker at the time. I can’t remember why I bought this bottle. Oh, that’s right, it was £36!

    N: One of those refill sherry noses that I often read as bourbon. What’s the character like then? With oily nutty cereals, a touch metallic, and a hint of lapsang souchong tea, it’s young but competent and true to its ingredients. SW tells us Teaninich’s fat stills give us the oiliness, and the absence of a mash tun makes for a clear wort which promotes the exotic grassiness.

    T: The sherry cask maturation is clearer for me on the palate and decidedly & desirably refill. You can imagine this as a CS presentation could be tricky to tap into. Here, I think 46%abv is spot on. The profile talks of soft grassy-dry malty raisin-y cereals and a hint of char.

    F: Attentive yet relaxed raisiny and chalky/milky into a varied [chocolatey] confectionary grassy ashy < mashy fading finish.

    C: I should replace this bottle with something similar. It was good.

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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