Teacher’s is definitely one of the greatest old whisky brands in the blended Scotch sector. Teacher’s Highland Cream was introduced in 1884, few years after William Teacher’s death, and was an immediate success.
The company built Ardmore Distillery and over time purchased Glendronach Distillery. The malt content in standard expression of Teacher’s was 45%, with premium editions, such as the one presented here, it was elevated up to 60%. The backbone of Teacher’ whisky has been Ardmore and until 1990s Glendronach. The bottle presented here was filled between the late 1970s and mid 1980s.
Nose: definitely ‘old school’, waxy and fruity, honeydew melon, pineapple, lemon peel, vanilla, honey, hints of leather and furniture polish and little oak.
Palate: creamy, vanilla custard, fruitcake, toffee, honey, grapefruits, dash of lemon pepper and delicate herbal and oaky notes.
Finish: long and pretty spicy, vanilla, pepper, ginger, cinnamon and hints of citrus.