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Teacher's Highland Cream

(70cl, 40.0%)
Teacher's Highland Cream

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Interesting fact… Teacher's Highland Cream whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Teacher's Highland Cream whiskey, instead of whisky.

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Teacher's Bottling Note

A very famous blended whisky, a rather good blend too. Jim Murray awarded Teacher's Highland Cream 90 points in his Whisky Bible.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is fruity and well malted with gentle sweetness. Some smoke and a touch of honey. The mouth feel is quite big with a supple maltiness and the vaguest whisper of muted peat. The finish is well fruited with toffee, malt and a faint hint of smoke.

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User Reviews of the Teacher's Highland Cream

WooHoo

If your love the Ardmore traditional quarter cask 46% proof, then you love the Teachers Highland cream (45% malt), exactly the same tasting notes as Ardmore quarter cask.Only tamed. Jumped on it only because of the great price of 12£ at the local supermarket discounted (from 17£).After i tasted.What a surprise, it's Ardmore! It's even stated on the back of the bottle!Should read before buying years ago! My favorite scotch whisky now, better than my favorite's. Grants Ale cask (Sweet and refined), Black Groose (Peaty and simple),13y old Whyte Mckay (aged and tad booring) that are a bit more expensive.

11th April 2014

Nothing but good

I am newish too whisky, tried Teachers a few months ago, on my 5th bottle now. all have been stunning, peaty, creamy, vanilla, very smooth. The latest bottle, is equally as nice but different, not so peaty a little more vanilla, but still smooth and delicious. so inconsistent ? maybe - still damn good though - for £13 com'on its a steal !!!

1st April 2014

Nogood boyo

Rough

27th March 2014

If you get a good bottle - 5 stars!

My 1st bottle of this was quite bad, very alcoholic - youngish - harsh... none the less reading reviews about good bottles out there I gave it another try and the new bottle is brilliant. Like day and night compared to previous bottle - amazing! That ardmore peaty malt really leaves its signature in this one, nice smoke, creamy - vanilla - honey- fruty - spicy oak. 5 stars in blended no age basic category for sure! If you get the good bottle that is. ;)

12th March 2014

A smokier taste

For those who prefer a smokier taste to their whisky, Teacher's is the perfect blend.

12th March 2014

Just a thought

As a regular teachers drinker I completely agree with the inconsistency comments, one thing I've noticed, however, is that the small bottles always seem to be of better quality?? Just a coincidence ??

19th February 2014

Did I have a bad bottle?

I've had 1 bottle and after a few drams just had to exept that it was awfull. Blended it with Ginger Ale so I didn's have to throw it away. The start was fine, but the aftertaste was just kind of bitter in a very unpleasant way. And very strongly so. I can imagine synthetic oil tastes like this. Guess I had a (very) bad bottle. Will give it another try to see if it was just bad luck. But I will buy a bottle of Ginger Ale with it just to be sure....

12th February 2014

When its good... its quite superior

AS others have said, I've had different experiences with different bottles of the same brand. That said, Teachers was my gateway whisky. Before Teachers I had no use for Whiskys and was more of a cognac/brandy man. The great bottle of Teachers I had made me change my mind and start drinking whiskys.

13th January 2014

Varies from OK to Excellent

Yes, as some reviews have mentioned it varies a lot from bottle to bottle. Some bottles are EXCELLENT. Some are closer to what you would expect for the budget blend price.

5th January 2014

Best so far

As a relative newcomer to whisky I've tried quite a few budget blends as well as a few single malts and out of what I've tried blend wise (bells, grouse, white&mackays, grants etc) I think this has the most exciting and satisfying taste, a bit of smoke and Pete and generally a very nice whisky to drink neat.

28th December 2013

good

good for the price

24th December 2013

Better than expected

Not the best smell but the taste is quite good and for the price it is even better. Like the slightly peated flavor and full mouthfeel. You can tell it's young but it deserves a try. I drink it neat and enjoy every sip.

24th December 2013

Value

Best of the value blends. You can pick up a bottle of this for £13 most weeks in one of the supermarkets.

23rd November 2013

Loved it ftrom the beginning

beautiful peat , smooth , touch of smoke ,fruity , well balanced scotch I'm a big fan and I love the price as well .

18th November 2013

For what it's worth

I'll give it a 4 out of 5, or 80 out of 100... Now I use a different rating system compared to many, including chaps like Ralfie (whom I have utmost respect for) and I should add as a disclaimer I'm not a whisky connoisseur so don't take my word for it but compared to a malt like Glenmorangie, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin or something of that character then it doesn't hold it's own but...... it's a very pleasant sip for the price, and I'd recommend it to chaps like myself who need to conserve costs whilst enjoying the scotch.

27th July 2013

Rocking

In Its own class a great whiskey

15th June 2013

hmmmm

I am new to whisky but I like whisky. So on a scale of 10 this would be a 5 or so. Why? If I had to choose from blends Chivas would outwin this by a few point. Nevertehless this tastes a lot better for me than JW red. Nice light smoke but ,no fruit for me, on the nose, delightfull creamy caramel toned with vanilla on the palette and a bit spicy aftertaste in the finish. Hmmmm...from the expirience I have till now JackD wins but this is also a good option.

1st June 2013

White Knight

When knocked back with a little water to open the flavour, the overwhelming smoky after taste draws forth in most expressions. Nose is fruity and young, early taste is reminiscent of young oak barrels with no real body to the whisky. The grassy/peaty overtones in the nose and first taste, with the smoky finish will trick inexperienced or narrow thinking whisky drinkers into thinking its classy. It's inconsistent between bottles and painting by numbers, even at the price. There is better, more challenging blends to enjoy at this price point

30th May 2013

TRY IT

WORTH A TRY.BEST WITH COCONUT WATER.

21st April 2013

Teachers is not consistent

I really like some. I really hate others. I go for Black Bottle now!

8th February 2013

Not what it used to be...shame

I have been a loyal consumer of Teachers for many years, but no longer will be. I have just purchased a another bottle after a string of duds to be confirmed it is not what it used to be. In its former glory was a perfectly suited everyday sipper. Now it tastes like cheap grain whisky. It reminds me of J&B rare(raw!!)

30th October 2012

careful what bottles you get...

Very inconsistent. Varies from bottle to bottle almost. Some is decent to good, some is just undrinkable. If you get the drinkable stuff well that's decent enough to buy it. It's a decently rich and smokey blended whiskey, shame it's so inconsistent.

20th October 2012

Lesson learned

My personal experience with Teacher's has been a good one over the years. It has enough edginess to stand out yet enough smoothness to be pleasant. Also there is just the right amount of depth and, lets say, a robust elegance. I feel this is good, honest and fairly uncompromised whiskymaking.

17th October 2012

You can't go wrong with Teachers

If you are looking for an outstanding Scotch whisky that is an affordable daily pleasure, also delicious, here it is. Smooth, full-flavored, some nice peaty honeyed smoke, this makes the taste buds and olfactory sense very happy. And did I mention it costs but a pittance? Whether neat, with water or as a relaxing beverage over ice, Teacher's is outstanding. It is also a great compliment to a nice cigar.

13th September 2012

A good friend....

Only can say Teachers Highland Cream is the poor mans Lagavulin!! divine for this price!! The best you can have in blended scotch!!

12th September 2012

More than a whisper...

There is far more than a "whisper" of peat in Teacher's. While it isn't overpowering you don't have to quiet the crowd to taste it. I'm new to scotch and am looking to develop a taste for peat which, initially, I found off-putting. This is just enough for me, as I think I'm starting to appreciate it. Dare I say, a nice introduction to scotch for those who don't want to spend $100 and find they are no fan of peat.

13th May 2012

Very Alcoholic

Aroma very alcoholic, something sweet on the palate and dry final. You might get different than the original since I bought it at an Argentine market, and the bottle is not bottled in Scotland, is fractioned in Argentina. I hope the test bottle bottled at source to compare.

7th May 2012

spicy

very spicy and creamy

16th March 2012

special

very good and special at this price

16th March 2012

a lovely blend

This is by far my favourite of the readily available budget blends. Subtle smoke and peat. Deserves a place in every whisky cabinet (at least the cabinets of those of us who need to pace our spending), though in all honesty I think I'd still drink Teacher's if I were a rich man.

25th January 2012

A grand old fashioned dram

Tasty stuff without breaking the bank. Very moreish.

27th November 2011

Primski Dyk

just tasted Jameson, Teachers and Ballantine's. Teachers got the most complicated taste. Not too sweet, very slightly smoky.

11th September 2011

Really great blend

Smooth, spicy, fruity and slightly,slightly smoky. Contains 45% of malt whisky (Ardmore).

26th April 2011

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