Teaninich 2008 Aged 15 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Cadenhead Original Collection (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 15 Years Old Country: Scotland
Matured In: Ex Bourbon Oak then November 2020 Finished in ex Sauternes Wine Barrels.
Un-Chillfiltered, no added colouring.
Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the Brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units. Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service. However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.
Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invest fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensures that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. They guarantee that they never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that they bottle nor do they add colouring agents. Each of their bottlings of whisky, and indeed of their rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask.
Founded back in 1817, Teaninich Distillery was built on the grounds of Teaninich Castle just south of Alness. The most fascinating part of Teaninich is the hammer mill and mash filter, the only one operational in a Scottish malt distillery, that was installed in 2000. This removes the need for a mash tun, produces clear wort, and heavily influences the whisky’s nature: it is flagrant and floral, bringing to mind a freshly cut grassy field in springtime. In the modern whisky industry, Teaninich is mostly used for blends.
This single malt whisky was distilled at the Teaninich Distillery before being placed to mature in ex-Bourbon oak then in November 2020 it was given a long finish in ex Sauternes wine casks. In 2023 it was bottled at 46% Alc/Vol as part of the Cadenhead’s Original Collection. Bottled with no chill filtration and no added colouring.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Melted butter, peaches in syrup, fruit trifle.
Palate: Sultanas, honey, oregano, apricots, sun-dried tomatoes.
Finish: Wine gums, lots of vanilla, banana loaf, walnuts.
|35 × 12 × 12 cm
Bourbon Cask, Wine Cask
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