Whisky Review #70 Teaninich 10yo ‘Flora and Fauna’ 43%

imageTime for another bottling from Diageos Flora and Fauna range, and this time from the Teaninich distillery(the pronounciation will forever remain a mystery). Teaninich single malt bottlings are quite hard to come by, as most of their whisky goes into blends as a filler.

Nose: Spicy and herbal. Quiet and restrained. Is that chinese food I’m getting in the background? Water makes the spicy herbs grow in the glass. Getting some fresh hops now..

On the palate: Very wet. Lovely mouthfeel, very juicy and floral. Perfectly balanced cask influence. Love the woody notes.. With water it gets a bit sweeter, and reminds me slightly of quality apple cider. A very clean palate all in all, with loads of malt. The finish is warming and juicy with hints of baked apples and cinnamon.

I love this! The mouthfeel + the palate/finish is top notch, absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to find something to criticize, other than the slightly quiet and futile nose.. But hey, maybe I just didn’t give it enough time in the glass.

91/100 points

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