A rare 10 year old from the Eastern Highland distillery, Teaninich. The Flora and Fauna series are becoming increasingly rare.
The nose is quite frgrant with fruit and a greenness. Notes of cut hay and chamomile, hints of wood resins and potpourri with a little winter spice and a gentle citric acidity. The palate is of medium-body with a pleasant dryness. There are notes of barley sugars and cereal notes. There are some oily herbal notes with more of that citric acidity developing with a hint of espresso. The finish is quite dry and of medium-length with its gentle cut grasses.
Ignored and Underated - A Highland Classic!
A good everyday dram
Sweet smooth and delicious
31st August 2014
Teaninich can be very good. This is a good everyday dram, but nothing special.
24th June 2011
What a superb malt this is! Largely ignored and unmarketed it is a pearl! A subtle floral nose of citrus, vanilla and barley is followed by a wonderful taste of soft malt and a glorious spicy crescendo. Once again it proves if you want a distillery's true taste then the Flora and Fauna expressions are the ones to choose rather than the obtuse 'finished' versions.
22nd December 2010