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09 Dec 2008

Teaninich 23y 1972 (Rare Malts)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Teaninich

Teaninich 23y 1972 Rare Malts

There seem to be different versions of this dram, because  Serge Valentin discusses a 20cl version from the same year which contains 64,8% of alcohol. I suppose my sample was meant for America, since the bottle also mentions “129,9 proof”.


Teaninich 23y 1972 (64,95%, Rare Malts 1996)

Interesting nose: wood, crème de banane, beeswax, wet dogs and some flowers. Despite the alcohol, it’s quite open. Mouth: motor oil and wax, very soft smoke. Hints of honey and syrup as well. I would have sworn this contained some light peat, but I can’t find anything about it so it must be my imagination?

Not exactly the most renowned distillery, although it used to be one of the largest distilleries in Scotland during the 1970’s. Not a common range of flavours either, and difficult to pin down. Beautifully balanced though and really interesting. At almost 65% it’s still very well drinkable without dilution.

My first Teaninich, a discovery: 90/100.

Teaninich 23y 1972 (Rare Malts) 4 Ruben Luyten 2008-12-09
  • Jorgen

    Haaa, ne 90-er, uw ‘laatste’ aankoop; de nose is precies wel ok!



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