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Teacher's Highland Cream

(70cl, 40%)

Teacher's Highland Cream

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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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fruity, malty aromas. Just a hint of peat smoke with a good dollop of gooey toffee.

Palate: Soft smoke, barley malt and manuka honey. Hints of Malt-driven palate with soft spices.

Finish: Malt and smoke on the finish. Classic.

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Teacher's Highland Cream Reviews

Great for the price

Great whisky that in a blind test against single malts like Bowmore and Laphroaig came out on top by non-Islay specific lovers. For less than half the price, it’s a true skint Scotsman’s dream.

14th September 2020

Nice but with shockingly short finish

Please allow this whisky to breathe before consumption. I made the mistake of drinking it immediately after pouring and it was flat and a bit dull. After 15 minutes and a little aeration with a horn spoon, it came alive. This is very well blended into a cohesive, peat-forward dram. Unfortunately, after the finish is extremely short. I wonder whether this would have been the case 15 years ago. Actually, I am pretty certain it would not have.
In light of this, I believe it is best viewed as a blending whisky. I suspect it would go well with Grant's in a 50/50 mix.

14th September 2020

Great value, good taste

I am a single malt drinker, just can't afford it on a daily basis. During the week I drink Teachers neat and really enjoy it with just a few drops of water. If I couldn't afford SM I would be happy with Teachers or black and white.

3rd September 2020

Still a good blend, but...

Still a good blend, but with less Ardbeg in the mix it's not as good as it used to be. Blame cost-cutting and complaints from peat-haters for the change.

21st August 2020

Good, but used to be better

It used to be better when it was less sweet and had hints of seaweed, smoke and marine diesel fuel. It is becoming less special and more ordinary.

8th August 2020

Excellent. An everyday drink

Excellent. Smooth, but a bit of a bite. Stimulates the senses.

2nd August 2020

Give it a try!

This is my go-to blended whisky. Smoky, smooth, not bad drunk neat. I really like this blend. For the price you could do a lot worse...

31st July 2020


Hopeless, in one word. Should not be labeled "Scotch"

15th July 2020

Smoothy for a social drinker of Canadian

As a social drinker in Canada, I like the smooth feeling from this compare to the hursh of the Canadian Club. It is similar to Royal Crown. Only problem is it doesn't has characters of anything, nothing left into my taste memory. Well, might be the old time changed to globalization?

8th July 2020

Value for Money

Best budget Scotch. Better than JW Black.

23rd June 2020


This whiskey is your friend, it's for your friends and for you. It's smooth and delicious, despite reviews before purchase it's not too oily or heavy on it's own, and with a bit of water or with soda water it's amazing. The smoky end can hit a bit too hard so keeping a bit of ice cold cola on the side to cleanse the palate is my personal favorite way to have some. The price is the finisher, affordable and within reasonable reach of anyone looking to get into whiskey.

15th June 2020

Good blend

I finally had this one earlier this month and I gotta say it's a smooth blend, no harsh notes or burn like from other younger whiskies.

It is definetly creamy like it says on the label, what I mean is that I found cream note in it, very pleasant. But it's not that malty like other blends.

But I will probably not buy it again, not into blends anymore at all (unless it's JW Black). Teacher's has 45% malt in it, if I remember correctly from one of reviews, which is low scale in my opinion but they did a good job though, though it's not anything to die for.

8th June 2020

Worth every single penny with good flavor

Worth every single penny with good flavor

18th May 2020

5 star value for money.

I've always overlooked this bottom-shelf blend, but when my local reopened after the lockdown with pretty much nothing I either know I like or haven't tried before on special, I thought why not give this a go. A quick check of this site to make sure it wasn't JR Red label calibre toilet cleaner and I walked out with a bottle. I can now say this is my favourite screw-cap scotch. Game is on to beat it.

18th May 2020

Confine to the past

I don't usually drink Scotch and prefer Irish whiskey. I was a bit shocked at how different this tastes to Irish whiskey. It has a very harsh taste and I genuinely wanted to throw it out. I've since got more used to it. But once the bottle is gone I will never drink it again.

14th May 2020

If you've never had a blended whisky, buy this first!

I'm no connaseiur, I've tried a few single malts but this whisky is a beautiful, mellow flavour without ethanol burn on the finish. I tried it first at a mate's place and thought I must purchase a bottle. Incredible value for money. If based on value alone I would give five stars but overall a damn good whisky so four stars.

12th May 2020

whisky blend con muucho single malt

In my opinion the best blend in quality price that I know. Even comparing it to single malts. Perfect balance sweet, malt, smoke, peat and salt.Perfect.

19th April 2020

Great whisky teacher's

Great whisky Ardmore and glendronach distillery heart.. little smoke little salt Sherry pepper vanilla honey great stuff!! Quality very good and price cheap!

2nd April 2020

Smooth with a full rich flavor. Caramel and a slight whiff of smoke...just right!

Have had some fine blended as well single malts. Living here in Japan I was browsing in a local establishment and found this on sale for 1180¥ a liter so I figured what the heck and bought it. Arrived home to a cold rain and wind...opened it right there in the parking lot poured a ‘taste’ in the accompanying Teachers glass that was included ( another selling point) and Tate’s it in this foul weather! It tastes wonderful!!!
Imagined I was in Scotland it was so good. This blend is very fine my new go to Whisky! Buy it you will find it a delightful and new friend.

1st April 2020

Cant buy it anywhere. Why not?

Best whiskey ever made. Very smooth.

25th February 2020

Worth a try in my opinion!

My go-to Blended Whisky, I really like this blend. Very smooth, I drink this neat. And it's usually got a really great price as well. I've had a lot worse for more money. Not bad for a lower shelf item...

23rd February 2020


Pretty close to JW Black. Not as much fruit. Not as long a finish but on par otherwise.

11th February 2020

A Keeper !

very flavourful-smoky-malty,too-what a Scotch is supposed to taste like ! Flavour and Taste is Primal-for a (Scottish) Whisky !

1st February 2020

Amazing quality for the money.

Tried and enjoyed many blends, but this one looked unique and I gave it a try. Tastes like a much more expensive blend, and leaves many higher priced Scotch's in the dust. For the price? I buy in quantity, always keeping a bottle on hand. Drink it neat on a wet or snowy evening and you're evening will be complete.

20th January 2020

Very very good blend

I love the smokiness and the maltiness in the nose I also love the salty notes I get in the taste. I am surprised how good this blend is it’s dangerously delicious. I never gave it any attention because of its low price but I was wrong

10th December 2019

Still best for taste without price consideration

Have been drinking Teachers for more than 40 years and have never been disappointed. Notice it is not peated as much as in the past. Have tried several high priced single malts and they are not any better than Teachers.

8th December 2019

Amazing Value For Money

In the UAE we get a1 litre for anything between US$ 15 to US$ 30 depending on where it is purchased.
I do not believe that there is any brand out there with the same quality at this price range.

15th November 2019

Legacy lost? Peaty but sharp.

Bought a 2019 bottle, where the label no longer mentions Ardmore.
Sharp and peaty. What I would term a one sip whisky, where after the fragrant first sip the flavour gives way to the bite and sharpness.
Tried a lemon cocktail but the peaty saltiness did not complement surprisingly.

21st October 2019

A good middle range ( price) choice..

I don't love peat always.... But, when Teacher's Highland Cream is concerned, I 'm left with no other choice...

20th October 2019

this is my every day go to blend

excellent inexpensive blend for peat lovers...I found a store that sells 1.75 liter bottles for $22.50
here in Long Island, New York

10th October 2019

Disappearance of Teacher's Whisky.

My favourite blend for nearly 60 years, but suddenly disappeared from all my local supermarkets, who say that they cannot obtain it any more. Teachers tell me a load of clap trap about 'allocations' etc., but cannot tell me where I can buy it in my local Penzance area. Do you hsave any idea why this situation has arisen, please? I would be looking for 1 litre bottles. Thank you.

9th October 2019

As good as it gets

For long, my favourite whisky. It's quite a character, though, so you might desert for a moment. But you always come back.

11th September 2019

Best Bang For Your Buck!

Beats the crap out of Johnnie Walker Red, Bells or Dewar's with it's super malty-peaty-smokey flavor. It's rumored that every bottle contains 45% Ardmore Single Malt and I don't doubt it. Ridiculous value for money as either a neat shot, with ice, or even a splash of dry ginger ale. Thank God some of the best things in life still don't cost an arm and a leg!

16th August 2019

From Russia with love.

Not bad everyday dram. Real value for money.

8th August 2019

Not good after recipe change

Found a 25year old bottle of this in my grandpa's cupboard after he died, was a really great drink, bought a fresh bottle afterwards but the new stuff is awful, all the peat has disappeared and it's nowhere near the old stuff, the recipe seems to have changed.

5th July 2019

Smooth blend better than the usual base models

How can these reviews be the same scotch?
It seems some people have stumbled on FAKE stuff to review it as poor.
I used to visit the distillery (and others) in Glasgow when I was working, and this was the most impressive whisky process.
After a long layoff from THC (I prefer Islay malts) and having bought online recently because supermarkets don't stock any more, I was pleased it was the same as I remember - a fine blend with more malts than the usual , making it a good nip-a-day bottle to have in.

26th June 2019

Rocket Fuel

This stuff could definitely make a rocking horse buck, I was gifted some recently and thought I was being punished, it was very harsh and reminded me of petrol. Aside from nearly blowing my head off, the peat really came through, so much so it's like I was licking the charred remains, definitely would have been better as a mixer, not sure I'm ready to try again just yet, but if I do I'll be sure to mix it and review again.

21st June 2019

A good mid priced blend.

I drink whisky, a lot of it and try as many as I can; single malts mostly, some blends and bourbon too.
I don't think this blend deserves the disparaging comments it has received from some of the more pretentious reviews.
It's not very complex and doesn't have much of a finish but it's smooth and palatable and better than Bells or Grouse in my humble opinion.

1st June 2019

Best value so far

4 star blend. 5 star price. My every day dram.

18th April 2019

Now, a bottom dwellers.

THC used to be my daily respite. However, I gave up on it a while ago as it changed and became too harsh to enjoy. After a long hiatus, I thought I'd pick up a bottle to see if we could become best friends again. Alas, not to be. In fact, my old friend has stooped to even lower on the pole. I wouldn't say I had great expectations, but my tiny bit of hope has been quashed.
Virtually no peat, skinny, lightly colored alcohol. Most likely I'll dump it in my blending bottle and hope a miracle happens when introduced to other bottom dwellers.

22nd March 2019

one of the best

Definitely my favourite blended whisky, ufortunately none of the main supermarkets now stock it so I need to order from a small independant store

15th March 2019


Ten years ago this was good .it taste like oven cleaner or something now.its awful.i put loads of cinnamon in the bottle.then maple syrup.and use it on my porridge.but even after that still get that chemical taste leaking out

4th March 2019

Threw it away

By far the most foul whisky I’ve ever had the displeasure of drinking. We took a few sips, and ended up pouring it down the sink. We both felt quite ill afterwards due to the rank aftertaste. Won’t be drinking teachers again

14th February 2019

Best value blend

It’s under $20 for a 1.75 liter at my local liquor store. Very flavorful. Wonderfully high malt content. The peat is a higher quality flavor than all the johnnie walkers in my opinion. Grants is a fine blend but more money and less flavorful. Famous grouse is very poor compared to teachers highland cream side by side. There is no better valued scotch on the market in the US.

10th February 2019

Okay. Much prefer Famous Grouse

Very woody. Certainly smokey taste.
Enjoyed making hot whiskies with cloves in slice of lemon and adding sugar.

31st January 2019

Unable to purchase teachers whisky

In the 40 years I have had my nightly double tots of highland cream I have not found any other brand of whisky to match my tastes however I find the supermarkets I have always purchased teachers highland cream whisky from no longer sell teachers whisky is there a reason why.

8th January 2019

This is a nasty liquid

Do not like this whiskey, I am an avid whiskey drinker, and always drink it straight, however, not only could I not drink this whiskey straight, I could barely stomach it with various mixers. It tastes as if there is anaseed in it and it is an extremely powerful taste that lingers in the mouth for much longer than you would like it to. I do not recommend this whiskey, but, yanno, do you or whatever

5th January 2019

Surprisingly great!

Had a miniature bottle unopened on the fridge, which I’d received as part of a secret Santa gift last year! I’d recently finished the last of my ‘finer’ whiskies & was after a quick dram. Wasn’t expecting much, but was quite literally blown away. A very tasty blend indeed. Perfect balance of sweet & smoke & surprisingly smooth! Would highly recommend for a budget dram. Could easily pass for a more expensive whisky!

17th December 2018

Shockingly good for the price

It's not high-end, but this is a fantastic budget scotch. Very flavoursome, and well-balanced. Good luck finding a better one at this price point.

1st December 2018

Nice balance of smokiness and smooth flavor.

Over the years I've bounced back and forth from scotch to bourbon and now back to scotch. Teacher's is my favorite scotch because of the nice balance of smokiness and smooth flavor.

28th November 2018


Simply can’t be beat for the price. Only whisky I will entertain under 42/3 percent. Fantastic stuff this.

19th November 2018


I don't understand how anyone can taste anything other than smoke in this. It literally tastes like an ashtray. Disgusting.

10th November 2018

Have one in the coupboard at all times!!

My absolute favourite cheap and cheerful. Even managed to fool a couple of whisky snobs that it was single malt.....
Very smooth

9th October 2018

My absolute favourite whisky

I live in Scotland but am unable to buy Teachers in any of the leading supermarkets. It's my absolute favourite with just the right balance of malt.

20th September 2018

The Stuff of Legends!

My uncle, Jack, used to drink Teacher's Scotch neat and smoke Senior Service cigarettes. Amazingly, he's still with us! I'm pleased to say, he's given up the smokes but not the Teacher's because he loves the taste of peated malt! Oh, did I mention the fact he was a master mariner for the British-India Steam Navigation Company too?

15th July 2018

Old BnW Label is what I am grading

With the new bottle comes a different flavour, and in my mind if it was 45% Ardmore before it can't be the same now if it tastes different.
Luckily a local store has about 10 750ml bottles and the same in the 1.14L bottle so I have a stash of the good stuff! Gone are the days where anything under $40CDN/$30AM/25€/£20 is pretty much trash in the new market. slainthé!

28th May 2018

You can't go wrong

I agree with a previous review who mentioned that this whiskey changed because it definitely has. I'm not saying that the quality has nessescarilly slipped but rather that it seems like a new whiskey entirely.

The peat is still there but it's not as front and centre as it was before they changed the bottle. It used to be the main attraction (in my opinion) because it offered a nice peated whiskey at an affordable price.

Now... I can't explain it. I really can't put my finger on what's different about it. The brine seems to be gone and replaced with a toffee and vanilla note, which is still nice but it's not as rough (in a good way) as it was.

Definitely give it a go. For the price, you can't go wrong and if you don't like it, it's not as if you wanted much money on it.

This will forever, for as long as they produce it, be a permanent member of my collection :)

20th May 2018

A Seriously Good Blend

At a low cost you can savour a taste of the highlands and hints of Islay. This dram carries the sweetness and the slight peaty character of these areas at an uncompromising cost. Worth every penny. Cheers.

7th May 2018

My Favourite Blend

A blended whisky not too dissimilar to a single malt with a good peat flavour.

7th May 2018

Great quality budget blend

A great Whisky especially from my corner shop where it's branded with £13.49 rrp.
I have to comment on the last review about Ardmore Malt.
Peated malt whisky is NOT exclusive to Islay. If you think that then you have fallen into the Islay marketing trap. Well Done!
Go get a bottle of Ardmore Legacy for about £20 from Tesco. It's a lovely peated single Malt from Aberdeenshire.
I'n Scots, but not from Islay either.
Cailean MacCoinneach

20th April 2018

No Islay, that I can taste, but goes well with a decent pint

In deference to the reviews, I don't taste much Islay in this, nor does it taste like the Highland Cream that I grew up with in Glasgow, back in the 60's. Tastes awrite though - no complaints for the price point. The new bottle says it's got a "high percentage of peated malt from Ardmore distillery." Ardmore's near Aberdeenshire, which is on the east-side. Islay's off the west, floating in the Atlantic. If you are looking for good, inexpensive, Islay blend, try Islay Mist - 8 year. Tastes like a youngish Laphroaig or Bowmore, cut with a little rectified spirit (which is probably what the blend is). Nay, this din'nit taste like the Teachers me mar (who's Gordie) used te'put in me hot milk. Goes well with a decent pint, though (the whiskey that is, not the hot milk).

20th April 2018

Teachers whisky

I think it's one of the best whiskeys going smooth creamy I used to like it as it is can't find it for love nor money wish supermarket's would sell it again

17th April 2018

Honey, smoke, and spice

Good value. Straightforward flavors of honey, smoke, and peppery spice. The finish is quite spicy and not particularly smooth.

4th April 2018

For the price, splendid.

Decent dram, nice texture, OK.

29th March 2018

The new blend is indistinguishable from Black Grouse

This was an important whiskey for a long time. It was an affordable way for the discriminating scotch lover to have a daily dram, and one with a little complexity, a little peat, and no off flavors.

Well, Teacher's Highland Cream has updated their image. They've updated their bottle, and they've updated the whiskey inside it to appeal to more modern tastes. The former aromas of earth and oak have been replaced with caramelized sugar, orange peel, and vanilla--the characteristic notes of Famous Grouse. The peat remains, albeit in a much diminished form, just lingering in the back like a distant memory.

I drink a lot of scotch, and I would be hard-pressed to discriminate the new Teacher's from Black Grouse. It's a sweet, approachable blend now. Nothing wrong with that, and it's certainly cheaper than Black Grouse. Fans of the old Teacher's, however, would do best to look elsewhere. Specifically: White Horse.

24th March 2018

Great price point with great flavor

As a scotch/Peat flavor fan....this is very good and has become my go-to brand.

23rd March 2018

Closest thing to an Islay single malt I've found.

Closest thing to an Islay single malt I've found. Amazing at this price point. This is my new everyday go-to.

21st March 2018

OK is on a budget and you can get it for less than £11. If not anything else is probably better

DO NOT PAY £17.63 for this whisky. For that price you can by a decent Islay single malt from ALDI and have a few pence change. I got this for £10.77 from ALDI and for that price it is just OK. You can taste abit of peat, but there's definitely something not quite right about it. Not the teachers it used to be 3-4 few years ago

16th March 2018

Teachers 2018

Teachers 2018 Comparable with jw black.... Peated.. very good price. Teaspoon water makes it even better a neatglass or Ander 1.0 glass will work too.

27th February 2018

Lovely but hard to find

Cost me a tenner in a Co-op (couldn't find it in the other major supermarkets). So glad I found it, especially for that price, as it's delicious. Perfect for a daily blend dram and for a nip out on the hills or long winter walks. Very nice.

21st February 2018

Very nice. Cherish Islay taste for less money.

Well balanced for a cheap blend, a bit spicy towards the end but still quite enjoyable, especially after nice savory meal. An Islay dram available at your local supermarket every time you crave for the smoky taste. Mouth watering. Shows you how powerful the peaty malts can be. Caramel added of course but not that much, in a glass is has nice bright colour.
Honest, simple and good scotch blend. Recommended.

16th February 2018

Back on Form!

Had almost given up on Teachers after few poor examples a couple of years ago, however thought would give another chance, glad I did! Latest bottle is back to previous standards of 10 years ago, providing a good value balanced blend! Nice malty cream with a rich understated peat, some iodine and seaweed sweetness. Good effort Teachers, keep it up!

12th February 2018

A real surprise

First whisky I was ever brought and boy was it a warm welcome! This lovely blend opened the doors for me to the world of whisky ! I mainly drink single malts these days but im never disapointed to be brought this dram 😁

12th February 2018

I could stop here

I'm always tasting new whisky.
Love high end single malts and bourbon.
Have been searching for a full flavor every day/night whiskey that's affordable. Teachers fills the bill.
I could stop my search here, but I won't.

12th February 2018

Fabulous smoky almost-single-malt

For the price it is unbeatable. Much more depth, complexity, and soul than any other blended whisky in a similar range.

8th February 2018


It's undrinkable and I am a lifelong whisky drinker.

27th January 2018

6th January 2018

Affordable Blend that Tastes/Smells like Islay Single Malt

I've been drinking Teachers Highland Cream on and off for years but keep coming back as it's the by far the best tasting blend I've tried, and serves as an affordable alternative to my favorite but expensive Islay single malts. Although some dislike the subtle peat smell and taste, it's this characteristic that sets it apart and draws me to it.

29th December 2017

Premium whisky at reasonable price.

Very smooth for this price range. Nothing to complain. Premium taste at an affordable price.

24th December 2017

Superb if you like the flavour of Islay malt

For a blend this is a 'big' whisky. It tastes as though it has a high proportion of Islay malt in it. That is the iodine nose and flavour in it which some will love and some will hate. I have seen this characteristic described as remeniscent of distilled seaweed - take that how you will! If you like pungent, full-flavoured whisky this is a real treat and at a bargain price, but be warned - it's not to everybody's taste. But why is it now how hard to find in the UK?

13th December 2017

Can't believe it is low priced.

Best scotch I've tasted. I love Mezcal and Johnnie walker red. This is like a combination.

1st December 2017

Top marks

Surprised by the peat level, had to remind myself it was a blend. Never tried before today. Will definetly get again

30th November 2017

Great quality for a great price

I agree with the many others that have said Teacher's is the best blended whiskey for the price on the market. I honestly can't think of anything better between this and Grant's 10 or Glenfiddich 12. I think the quality did drop for a bit when the bottle was changed, but the last one I recently picked up seemed to me like it was back to form.

Some have complained about the peatiness/smokiness - limited but it's there - but I think that and the mouthfeel are the main draws here. For an Islay freak who can't afford to drink Ardbeg or Laphroaig regularly (as much as I wish I could), Teacher's is the go-to option. And bonus - it's usually the cheapest scotch in the shop.

29th November 2017


Best blended whisky by a long way and the best whisky of them all in my opinion .

25th November 2017


Nothing comes close to this for an every day whisky. Malty, sweet and smoky with just enough peat.

11th November 2017

Very good blended Scotch.

Smooth and creamy taste with delightful hint of peat.

25th September 2017

Is the blend for the UK market different?

I've just finished my second bottle of Teachers bought in London "for the UK market." I drink it in the States because for the price it's a decent blend with some peat and a full finish. I want very much to say this UK Teachers is better, with more peat. I'm willing to admit, however, that my insight my be tarnished by starting the first bottle with no sleep for nearly 30 hours. But continuous, rigorous testing after a good night's slumber seems to confirm my original hypothesis. Anyone have thoughts on this issue?

16th September 2017

Mezcal Whisky

Mezcal-like smoke with tingly peat malt leading into sea salt finish.

24th August 2017

Totally the wrong taste for whiskey

I bought a litre bottle of Highland Cream and was very disappointed to find it had a very strong taste of dettol. I will not be buying any more Teachers. I have tipped the whole lot down the drain.

23rd August 2017

Great value

For those wondering where splendid Teachers had disappeared to, I had the same problem and eventually found it in Asda.

30th July 2017

Very nice

Very good flavour, it tastes thick and crisp at the same time.
£13 B&M

20th July 2017

Brilliant blended whisky

I have found Bargain booze stores stock Teachers 1ltr for £18.49. It would appear all supermarkets have stopped selling this whisky. I'd like to know why.

8th July 2017

Please let me see Teachers on the shelves again soon.

I love Teachers but can somebody explain why main stores have stopped selling it.

2nd July 2017

price wise can't be equaled

We prefer Teacher's to all the other reasonably priced scotch. None of the others have the smoothness.

2nd July 2017

still refreshing, balanced

buggy my first bottle a few years ago in just showed up in Pennsylvania...or at least I just noticed! $16.99... for the so-called bargain bottles, this, along with Grant's, steals the show. deft blending at both distilleries.

creamy spicy ghost-smokiness slight peat sweetness...and beck, I'm a teacher 😉

1st July 2017

Budget Black Label

Teacher's Highland Cream is wonderful. One of those rare blends at an affordable price, with no compromises. While previous years (2010-2014 I reckon) showcased a drop of quality, this bottle bought in 2017 redeemed the Teacher's brand for me. On the nose there is an abundance of citrus notes, vanilla and undertones of peat.
On the palate, Teacher's has a very mild oaken barley body with none of the usual sugary/ heat of budget blends. In the finish, Teacher's is reminiscent of Johnnie Walker black label as it gives a lingering peat flavour. While this blend does not bring the complexity of single malt, it is enjoyable enough to sip straight. Easily the best budget blended Scotch whisky I have ever had.

19th June 2017

Very disapponted as my two local supermerkets have stopped stocking

One of the best, if not the best, blended whisky on the market, leans towards a malt whisky. Very good rating from Whisky Magazines. Obviously it all depends on ones palate but very enjoyable for an evening in with feet up in front of the television

2nd May 2017


it is good scotch thats why i purchase

20th April 2017


It's light for me even everthing else is ok

16th April 2017

Still a good blend but not sure I will buy again.

Good but not as good as it used to be. Seems they have decided to over do the peatiness.

31st March 2017

I like

Really quite nice, especially for the price! Great for a weekday sip...

18th March 2017

New version = quality drop as usual

Ok. As usual, ie. Black Bottle, new renditions of once peaty blends come with new presentation to mask the fact that they have cut down on the malt content. Ir says peaty on the lable which it is certainly not. Evento so, its still above average for the price. Just not the same anymore.

13th March 2017



19th February 2017

I Like Teacher's Highland Cream a lot>

To my palate, Teacher's is as smooth as JWBL at half the price. Love it.

14th February 2017



30th January 2017

Excellent quality - leaves other blends in the dust.

Smoke, peat, smooth, almost single malt like. For the money this leaves Grouse, Bells, Grants et al far, far behind. I like my whisky, live in Speyside, and maintain that for an everyday whisky, possibly to add water to, you can't beat Teachers, it actually tastes of something other than young, harsh blended whisky, which is the characteristic of the other blends I have mentioned.

27th January 2017

teachers is top of the range for me

perfect , one of my favourites.

26th January 2017

Good value, tastes good - Close to single malt with ice

For the price this stuff is fantastic. It's reminiscent of highland park in that you have a sort of speyside sweetness with a noticeably subtle peatey overtone, which I like very much (Something old fans of the blend don't seem to really appreciate, as it used to be unpeated or had next to none. And peat is all the rage now!). Neat you can taste the grain, so I prefer it with ice which masks the raw alcohol pretty well, as it does most blends. It tastes almost like a single malt with ice, so if you can tolerate a cold scotch, it will be quite enjoyable . Of the cheap blended scotch I've had this one is my favorite so far.

17th January 2017


Good in taste

16th December 2016

highland cream is fab

I remember trying some of this at my grandmothers..and thinking yuk! I was bout eleven...but tried it recently and it has become a lot more like single a huge fan of are more and you can clearly taste that malt in teachers whisky..very fine everyday whisky...

14th November 2016


I read the good reviews and took the bait. $14-$15 for a 750 ml bottle. Cannot drink this stuff! Strong but not pleasing. I have a similar aversion to JW Red. There are many better ones in the slightly more expensive $19-$35 range.

27th October 2016

Taste has changed significantly w/the new bottle/label

The new bottling is an enervated imitation of the Teachers produced before the distillery was sold. If you come across older bottles (large paper label), stock up, but I find the most recent incarnation is very disappointing - and I`ve been a fan for decades.

11th September 2016

This is it

Been searching for an everyday scotch blend. No arguments here that single malts/single malt blends are better, but I...drink it a lot. I'm not spending a few hundred dollars a month on my go-to drink. I can't stomach beer as I did in my youth. A few rocks, a splash of San Pelligrino now and then - heaven. The Famous Grouse was good but lacks finish and is a bit hotter. JW, Dewars, Chivas, all a bit too harsh for me. Teacher's HC is full bodied, a bit of smoke from front to back, and nicely balanced. Just wish I could fine 1.75 ml bottles in my area.

28th August 2016

Go to Scotch

For the price can't be beat!

5th August 2016

great whisky

No smoke, no fun! :) this stuff is full of smoke and I definitely love it's strong smell and full flavour!

15th July 2016


Nice blend with a strong peaty taste.

10th July 2016

Great product but

How do you open the bottle??? This is the 4 th bottle that I have had problems with the plastic insert that will not allow product out...what a pain especially if travelling and screwdriver and pliers are not available...

1st July 2016


Very good

26th June 2016


I can't even rate it..
Is WAS my lovely blend for a last two years, since the first time I exposed to that whiskey.
Of course I'm talking about the OLD version of bottle - Good balanced, tasty and little bit peaty whiskey that can be finished with a couple of friends in one evening...

The NEW version of Teachers is a complete disaster!
It just a tastes of grain whiskey, without the peat, toffee and even a nose sense said to me - "run Forest, RUN!!!"😠
Teachers Management, PLEASE bring the old version back, no matter what it takes! You will lose market for sure!!

18th June 2016


Not a big scotch drinker, picked this up on sale at local liquor store, thought I'd give it a try. Holy smokes, it tastes and smells like an ashtray, gross!

3rd June 2016


За тези пари, 6,5 до 10 евро в България е просто много добре! Заедно с Ват 69 много го пия. Има даже и лек снобски елемент в марката у нас, останала от соца.

16th May 2016

Not one of the Great Scotches, but one of the better values.

This is one of my favorite "good value" day-to-day scotches. Little to offend that can't be quashed with a drop or two of water. It has tantalizing hints of peaty greatness which don't quite emerge, but which keep making you come back for more. I do, however, switch to pricier others from time-to-time for a different daily blend, such as Cutty Sark Prohibition, or (for a lighter blend) Chivas Regal.

15th May 2016

Excellent value

Have been drinking Teachers off and on for 30 years now. I don't notice any decline in quality with the new it actually a new blend? I rather think there may be issues with particular batches rather than a radical change in the blend recipe itself, although naturally a whisky changes over time due to a number of factors. I'm enjoying this new label as much as previously. Scotch in Australia is terribly expensive and Teachers continues to represent excellent value. It has subtle complexities that I generally don;t find in other whiskies at this price point.

6th May 2016

Grants is good, Teachers is better

I love beer. Learning to like scotch. Starting with the inexpensive blends to acquire a taste for it. This is the best so far. Mixed with water on a one to one ratio.

Cheers from Canada

5th May 2016

Teacher's may be a fond memory

Old label by the way...

29th April 2016

Teacher's may now be a fond memory

I once turned to Teacher's as my regular scotch. It became a bit sharp on the tongue. I switched to The Black Grouse as I like a bit of Peat for Pete's sake. On a whim just picked up a bottle of Teacher's again hoping to learn I should turn back. Smooth, easy on the start and finish, but missing a bit of Peat for me. Nice to see that it isn't heavily colored, but not ready yet to take my go to blend. I'll finish it of course, but look forward to the local shelves being restocked with the black Grouse. Am worried though that that too will fade from the glory days!

29th April 2016


Oh dearie me! Out here in the South Pacific it looks as though there is plenty old stock classic Highland cream. malty smooth and punching well above its weight as a quality whisky. Aaàaaah the dreaded new blend aviation fuel!! poor Devils.

22nd April 2016

New Label

Having drunk highland cream for more than 50 years I am dismayed by the taste of the new label version.Bells reluctantly got a new customer.

2nd April 2016

Tastes like clorox mixed with dettol

I poured the entire glass away, washed my sniffer, rinsed my mouth and poured myself a glass of Glenfiddich 18.

21st March 2016

Cheap taste

The wow below is right but the stars are wrong. Would've been good if the person could say if it's a new label or old label version. How Anyone could say the bottle shown above is good is beyond me. It just a tastes cheap like grain and some kind of artificial toffee

17th March 2016


This is outstanding blend visky

13th March 2016

Old Teachers was much better

It would be useful if reviewers can indicate which label they are now tasting eg. the review by Tomas below does not state if it is the new label. Anyone who has tasted the old label cannot surely think the new label version tastes any good, in fact whether you are comparing it or not. It tastes so cheap and artificial. If Tomas tasted the new label version and thinks it is 'alive and vibrant' then his palate is pretty bad and not very objective. I have tasted over a hundred different whiskies and bought many of them and I can tell you this new Teacher's is at the bottom of the list now.

12th March 2016

Wow... Really nice

I was looking for a good blended whiskey, with no real budget in mind. I stumbled upon Teacher's and did a quick check up on it here on MoM. It has gotten some mixed reviews indeed.

Decided to make up my on mind, and bought a bottle. And now I am baffled how good this is. The maltiness combined with a hint of smoke and toffee, both on the palate and the nose, makes this the best blended I have tasted.

Some proclaims that the Teacher is dead. I say that the Teacher is very much alive and vibrant.

Tomas, Sweden.

4th March 2016

new teachers changed taste, badly

The new labeled teachers highland cream scotch whisky is no longer the same. Recommendation: NOT Recommendable.
The new product lost its beautiful taste. I drink around 7 teachers a month and now
I will have to change to Devils Cut.
Teachers Management, bring the old version back, no matter what it takes, or you will lose market (dedicated customers) Brgds.

3rd March 2016

Terrible new version

I have been drinking Teacher's for years. This new version is nothing like the old version. No peat smell or taste whatsoever. Tastes cheap and horrible.

3rd March 2016

New Label version is rubbish

I was a huge fan of Teacher's until trying a bottle of the new label version shown on this site. The peat smoke from either the Ardmore malt or ex-Laphroaig barrels is now non-existent. The smell is a cheap spirity nose not unlike McAllister or elements of Johnny Red. The taste is a cheap artificial toffee caramel type taste and the colour is darker from all the added colourant compared to the old label version. This new label is a real and unfortunate step backwards.

24th February 2016

Incredible value

As a novice I'd struggle to distinguish this from a single malt costing 3-4 times as much, so unless you're a whisky snob you have to keep a bottle of this in the larder. There was always a bottle in my parents' larder when I was a kid, and now I understand why - it's probably the best Scotch blend you can buy, as well as being incredible value for money. I think Teachers suffers from an image problem - it just doesn't have to look of an expensive Scotch. That's fine by me if it keeps the price low!

24th February 2016


I have my go to blends that I enjoy but after reading up on Teacher's I decided to grab a bottle after dismissing it many years ago. I was blown away by it, easily pushing many decent single malts to the back of my shopping list. I can't quite believe how good Teacher's is.

20th February 2016

One of my favorites

Really excellent taste for what it is. Especially for the price tag it has. I by one of these every few months. Tastes great and goes down very smoothly neat. Fantastic value for money.

30th January 2016

Good value for the price

A nice whiskey with good price / value average, not great though if you like peated - smoked whiskeys. This not an alternative, it is far for it, the smokenes is very light.. But overall it is nice blend, better than many well known advertised whiskeys probably the best up to 20€ range..

28th January 2016

My favorite blend!

For the price, it's a really great find. Smokey, smooth, and in my humble opinion it's a great sipping scotch. A little chilled water added makes this real bargain...

26th January 2016

too cheap to be good

I agree that Teacher's Highland Cream is probably the best whisky for its price. However, tasting it reminds me once more why I have not yet found any whisky in its price range realen Welt enjoyable. Whisky life for me still starts above 20 EUR German retail price. JWB, CR12 and, of course, Monkey Shoulder. Still desperately looking for proof of the opposite :-)

25th January 2016



23rd January 2016

More Peaty

I really like this one. I like the peaty taste. Great value for money. Would happily buy again.

17th January 2016

Well surprised

After my disposable income has disappeared due to my baby I have been looking for an affordable blend. Chivas 12yo is $50 NZ and very nice too, but teachers at 1 litre for about $36 NZ is more like it. I heard mixed reviews but just bought a bottle for my birthday, ( I must admit I bought some Coke just in case it was undrinkable straight). I am happy to say I think it's really tasty, lightly smokey with a nice finish and worth every cent. If I have to say a negative it is pretty sweet like all cheap blends but miles better than say Glen Moray. I can wholeheartedly recommend teachers if your budget won't stretch too far you won't be disappointed.

29th December 2015

Proof that whisky isn't just whisky.

I'll admit to being a beginner with whisky and wanted to try something more challenging then the light sweet stuff I had so far. Nosing Teacher's got my mouth watering (how can that possibly be a bad thing right). An aroma of menthol and smoke greets you, tasting it gives a rich malt sweetness that really coats your mouth and stays after you swallow. If you're looking for something that gives a taste of how varied whisky styles are without spending a crazy amount of money, this can be a good choice.

14th December 2015

I've been drinking much better in it's priceclass

To much straw in it, found much better in it's price category. Talisman, Bell's, Stewart's, Lauders etc. I do even think Royal Canadian was better..

7th December 2015

Teacher Teach Me.

The most complex blended Scotch out there bar none. Comparable to some single malts at triple the cost. Smokey and fruity notes make it a great every day libation. Cheers !!!

2nd December 2015

Too bad

Once my all time favorite. Can't put where it went wrong. Keep trying every year but no change too bad. I hope it's gonna change because this was my first whisky.

2nd December 2015

The Teacher is dead

I think it's destroyed now. Could be my palate that's changed, but this year in a few months it seems to have gone from, 'big drop in quality', to unrecognisably bland, thin and weak. Used to be rich, creamy and consistent; great value when ASDA would sell it for £12.
My theory is the price of peat smoke is causing once great blends to cut corners to stay cheaper. I'm done with Teachers. I don't think it is easy to find a rewarding blend for under £20 any-more. Probably teachers would cost £22.00 today, if it had upped the price instead of dropping the quality. From the limited range I can get hold of where I live- The Black Grouse is the best deal, when the supermarkets drop the price from £20 to £15. Grouse is a brand to watch now- I think they're savvy to holes in the market left by a quality crisis among other brands..

13th November 2015

Medicinal !

Bought two bottles about 5 years apart assuming the blend must have improved by now.
Tastes like TCP.
Never again.

7th November 2015

One Of The Best Value & Tasting Blends.

I buy this Teachers Blend often for its value and great taste [Peat,Smoke and malt].Teachers has a very high malt content for a blend.It can change taste sometimes from bottle to bottle but I stick with it because it has never been bad.This is a famous old blend that has stood the test of time and I will always buy it for its great taste and superb value.

14th October 2015

Burnt plastic

What has gone wrong in the process of making this. The flavour that predominates is that bin fire taste not nice at all.

9th September 2015

A walk around the lochs.

I tried a large Highland Cream with a dash of chilled water. The nose of this blend takes you straight to the highland lochs of Scotland. There is a sweet peaty smell and as you close your eyes you are there. On tasting, there is an explosion of peat followed immediately by the distinctive bite of whisky that fills your mouth and then the sweet flavours of honey and straw follow. This is a great blend recipe that has stood the test of time.

24th August 2015

Not quite refined, but tasty nonetheless.

This blend is a little rough around the edges, but take your time with it and you might love it. This was the first blended Scotch whisky I ever bought, and I've kept coming back to it time and time again, even with my single malt collection as impressive as it is now. Teacher's was love at first sip for me.

This is a very malt-forward blend. If you've ever had Ardmore as a single malt, you'll find it's presence unmistakeably at the forefront of Teacher's.
There is a fair bit of smoke here, but it's NOT dry, salty, meaty smoke like you'd find in an Islay malt. This smoke is rich, earthy, vegetal, and has more than a hint of tobacco notes which reminds me of a nice, dark maduro cigar. The smoke intertwines beautifully with sweet, syrupy butterscotch, honey, and raisin notes, with a satisfyingly oily texture and rich, malty flavor.

This is a full-flavored blend. While it is young, a bit rough around the edges, and with a few mild off-notes in the background (most likely coming from the grain whisky), it is robust and hearty. I find it to be a delicious and masculine blend. I recommend it to all of my friends who like whisky. Cheers from the U.S. (P.S. - Scotland makes better whisky than we do here in the States.)

8th August 2015

teachers whisky

This is the first time i have tried this Scotch and i have to say it is the worst i have ever had, the after taste is revolting.i may just had got a bad bottle but ive never heard that before in a advice is stay the hell away.

24th July 2015

Best blend in the price range!

I live in Canada and this is readily available for $25, which cannot be beaten for the quality of whisky that you are getting.

Nose: salty, iodine, caramel, a tad smell of alcohol
Palate: creamy and smooth, can barely taste the grain whisky, VERY well blended
finish: long and lingering, with effects of smoke

This is quite delicious, excellent value for money. It tastes much more maltier than Johnnie Walker Black, and also much smokier as well. Simply for the price that you are paying for this there is no other blend that is better.

23rd July 2015


Wonderful beverage, I enjoy it everynight when im relaxed it works great with everything I eat and with the smooth gentleness it delivers.


14th July 2015

actually rather good

I paid £14 at co-op, which is unbeatable value for money. I feel that the negative voters below are comparing this blend unfairly against Whisky costing much, much more.

Immediately it has a smokey, peated nose - which is surprising for a blend, probabily down to the 45% malt in the blend (mostly Ardmore to be precise). From then on it's nothing special, but certainly I could find nothing wrong - this is good basic whisky. I'll probabily use it as a 'base' and do some home blending by adding a judicious amount of malt with more age.

Maybe the 'Dram' sippers should try again

12th July 2015

Bad, bad, bad

Nothing exceptional about it, to me. Not smoky, not sweet, just bland and completely off-putting. Deliverer of a surprisingly powerful headache, too.

29th June 2015

think it's changed -hmm

Not sure if it's as good as I remember it a couple of years ago. Has my palate changed or the whisky? Think there was a hint of smoke before, but maybe just a bare trace now. Nose is a bit like I remember it, but weaker- tiny hint of acetone. Taste- Vanilla and cream seem to be the starring notes- with a bit of liqourice and toffee. Bit of fruit- slighly melon- Feels lighter in mouth than of old. A quiet, longish finish with a lingering touch of bitter. Still a lot better than Grouse, Bells, Grants, Whyte and Mackay. A ghost of its former self though. Those I would give 1 to 2 out of 5-

27th June 2015

Never Again!

Smells like solvent and does not even testes like Whsiky. It´s just bitter and sweet. When the store won´t take it back, it goes down the drain.

22nd June 2015

Impossible to star

The problem with Teacher's is when you buy it you are taking a gamble. It can be a blend of great quality (I had one that was absolutely stellar once - would knock entry level single malts out of the park) and it can be absolutely terrible. They seriously need to sort out their batch variation problems.

25th May 2015

It was once the greatest blend

OK,I'm a geezer.Teacher's was rich, balanced,smooth & complex in The Day. Schieffelin ( sp!) told me in '72 that they'd gotten the same blend since Repeal. No, it ain't the same now! I'll venture that what's missing is a Glendronach signature (Teacher's once owned it). I also miss Bell's 12 & Vat 69 Black, but that one's on Diageo.

20th May 2015

John Pritchard

How disappointing as it is now not the Whisky I will purchase. It was our favourite drink and has been for years. I've just bought two litres , it would normally only stay in the house for a couple of weeks. This will be in the cupboard for years.
Absolutely HORRIBLE!!!

13th May 2015

I am done with Teachers.

5 years ago thc was great. It had some highs and lows in the interim. The last two bottles from different stores made me know that teacher's as we rememer it is gone. It is awful!!!! It now has a very menthol smel and taste. Disgusting. BTW Ardmore traditional now has the same menthol flavor. I know that I am not an idiot. I hope the distillery tasters are not either.

12th May 2015


Rare, because I can´t find Teachers in Austria. Isn´t it.
Reinhard König, a man who loves Teaches.

1st May 2015

Excellent Value

Teachers Highland Cream is the best low-cost Scotch I have tried. A half-gallon ( 1.75 litre ) is only $32.99 at my local shop and it is better than many blends that are twice that price.

14th April 2015


I have been drinking White Horse. I could no longer find it in my area, so I tried a bottle of Teachers. I found it to have a chemical taste and very rough. I had some non scotch drinkers taste it and they thought it was awful, too. I thought I must have gotten a bad bottle. Don't they have any quality control ? it all couldn't taste like this ot they couldn't stay in business

12th April 2015

Blending Teachers

I know this is probably a cardinal sin, and I face a severe lambasting from aficionados of the Malt, but I added an almost homeopathic drop of Laphroaig 10 to a glass of Teachers... its an interesting dram I can tell you. They should do a smoky edition of Teachers, I would love to see what they could do with the Islay Malts.

4th April 2015



30th March 2015

I like it

I have received bottle as a gift. It's no Dimple or Chivas, but a totally do able blend for a good price. Wouldn't buy it myself though, I prefer the single malts and high end bourbons

27th March 2015

Absolutely Fabulous

Fantastic value too! Though a bit one dimensional!

23rd March 2015

Great Tasting blend at this price range.

I buy this blend often fot its value and taste [smokey & peaty].The blend can change sometimes from bottle to bottle as many others do in taste but are never bad.I bought one this week at £14 and thought at first it was almost a full peat malt,Superb tasting.The Best bottle yet of this blend i have had.Which is why i have left this review as it deserves a mention.This blend is always worth a try.

6th March 2015

best basic blend out there!

It's true that there are bad bottles out there that are of somewhat lower quality but none the less... best basic blend out there hands down!

Creamy with that hint of smoke always lingering in the background, brilliant!

People whining about "harshness" and whatnot should go back to their soft drinks, not everyone can handle a proper man's drink.

12th February 2015


I'm Teacher's virgin. So far so good. Hits the chest quite hard,nice and neat of course. but that's how i like it. Lol.

20th January 2015

Hint of sweetness? That stuff is so sour and bitter that I cannot drink it with my usual spring water but lemonade. Will not buy again - this purchase only came about because it was a pound and fifty pence cheaper than the cheap and cheerful supermarket own brand. Rating minus zero.

15th January 2015

chemical taste

Maybe I had bad luck with this bottle, but this one tasted horible. I imagine that paint thinner would have a similar smoothness :-(

8th January 2015



1st December 2014

My Favourite.

Of all of the different types of alcohol I've tried— this is the best. From Ale, Lager, Vodka, Cognac and of course... whisky; This is what I find myself coming back to. I'd happily fork over some extra cash if the price ever rises. Buy this!

28th November 2014

Fantastic blend that offers great value.

Do I profess to be a sophisticated Scotch drinker.....simply put no, but what I do know is what flavors, tastes and aromas I like. Teacher's simply has a lot of what I like in a Whisky! If you're new to Scotch this is a must try, I've spent 4 times more on a highly rated Single Malt that left me deeply disappointed and is till sitting on the shelf. Teacher's is easy on the tongue and smooth all the away down with a slightly smoky after taste, do yourself a favor and don't rule it out.

19th November 2014

Good allround whisky

Not a peat bomb (but more peaty than most standard blends) - more like a dry and discrete smokiness compared to islaywhiskies and thet let some of the dry fruits, maltiness and oak take part on the palate too - easy but in this case distinct markers of good allround whisky in my opininon. Good for the price and differs from the mainstream blends like Grant's, Famous, Ballantine's, Bell's, JW Red.. Besides Islay Mist the best blended whisky I've tried.

13th November 2014

classic, traditional, good blend - but, joining the critics chorus - variable recently

Always had a soft spot for this one. It comes across as honest and well made. When it's good I find notes of mellow oak, bacon, smoke (not Islay smoke but rather dry highland smoke) and dried fruits and vanilla, some hint of honey and even sherry. The mouth-feel is substantial and the finish okay (when you get a good bottle) and even great (when you get a great bottle). I refer everyone to the great Ralfy (online)as regards to batch variation and reviews of teacher's overall (he's done two; one in 2009 I think, and another in 2013)...

9th November 2014

Like the start but not the finish

On the west coast of Canada I haven't come across Teacher's very often. In that price range it's Grant's, Ballantine's, Dewar's most of the time and Dewar's is my preferred choice. This was about $3 less on the day so gave it a try. I liked the promises of peat in the nose and the initial taste delivered but it quickly turned into a pure grain alcohol, I could have been drinking vodka as the taste evaporated. I'll stick with Dewar's, it's more consistent from start to finish.

4th November 2014

The most awful taste in the existence of time an space

Completely undrinkable. Me and my friend came to the concussion that this is what a gas chamber would taste like. Don't wast your time and money.

1st November 2014

A let down finish...

It starts with an excellent nose, continues with a nice balanced palate but finishes with an aftertaste, shorter and flatter than expected. What a shame...

30th October 2014

This is simply the most superb and affordable blend on the market today

I love smoke and peat. And while this isn't a characteristic whisky that's heavy on those notes, it has just enough of a presence to make it my new every day dram. It handily bests the more commercial JW Black that I'd kept in my cabinet, with a LOT more character.

The Nose: A fair amount of citrus and honey mix in with the solid oak notes, with peat and smoke providing distant highlights. This is the smell of a promise.

The Palate: Here is where the character of this blended whisky lives. Very solid and earthy. There is a slight fruitiness to the base of this palate, but it's quickly sublimed by the heaviness of the oak and peat and smoke in the background.

The Finish: A moderate finish. There is that alcohol presence as it's a 96 proof blend with plenty of leather to its belt. But it's not a punishment, more of a reminder that this is a dram meant to be substantive and enjoyed on a regular basis.

This is NOT a dram for the effete whisky snobs that have so recently glutted the market who love to rave about "the hint of vanilla from the thighs of fresh island girls who helped rake the malt" nonsense. This is a working man's dram. One that provides quality at a more than reasonable price, and will leave you warm and feeling incredibly fulfilled after no more than your second glass.

Final Notes: Don't let the price fool you. While this is an eminently affordable everyday dram, there's nothing about it that sacrifices quality. This is a blended whisky of both character and taste. I love it.

30th October 2014

It's OK for the price.

I've about 2/3 of the way through my first bottle. When compared to other whiskies in the same price range, it's not bad, though I won't buy it again. For the money, I'll stick to The Famous Grouse or Dewar's .

4th October 2014


Teachers is my preferred 'go to' Scotch for every day drinking. It very often is on a special price, here in NZ, and is the best value for money drink, of any description , when it's on special. I have tried most of the blended scotches, but this consistently beats them, for it's smokiness and smoothness. They make a great product.

1st October 2014


Must be personal taste. I like my malts but when I can't really afford that (most of the time these days, alas) I'll buy a blend. Never liked this stuff. The blended dram drinkers in my close circle all prefer Grants or Grouse. I tend to agree.

29th September 2014

The one and only!

I've tried them all and I keep coming back to Teacher's Highland Cream. Teacher's has one of the highest amounts of Scotch single malt whisky of any of the blended Scotch. Tasting notes; Out of the oven fresh baked yeast breads malt,some fruitiness and just a charm of peat smoke. The malt taste rounds it all together and it really tastes creamy! Teacher's is by far the best blended Scotch on the Market.

26th September 2014

Good blend

When feeling like a blended one I always go for Teacher's.

The new blend gives you a proper peat/smoke punch and this blended whisky is BY FAR the best blend in its price category. BY FAR!!!!!!!

26th September 2014


I have drunk Teachers in the past,it was my fathers favourite blended.But I always found it to have a peculiar( to me!) creamy type taste never a hint of smoke or peat.
Yesterday I noticed that it was on offer in Sainsburys £11 a bottle. It was my intention to make a batch of blackberry whiskey, as I currently have a mountain of blackberries. I tasted it ( to make certain it hadn't gone off!)and immediately caught the smoke and peat. A completely different and much improved blended and entirely to my taste day to day whisky. I bought 3 more bottles today...
I read the label and find they have blended the grain with Ardmore.
I generally buy this when in France, it is a 46 per cent peaty, cold filtered malt and retails there for about £18 a bottle.
A good blend.
I will be buying this again.

24th September 2014

Each to his own

The huge range of ratings here just show that taste is subjective, and you can't tell if you'll like it until you try it. Luckily, this is (objectively!) cheaper than almost everything else reviewed here, so it has to be worth a try! It may not be the most 'complex' taste going, but it's distinctively smoky / peaty flavour makes it my favourite of all the widely available stuff in the UK.

17th September 2014

Teachers highland creamh

Sadly, very hard to find in CA

6th September 2014

Good blended whisky.

So...yeah. Is this stuff as good as a $75 bottle of single malt? No, of course not. But it's head and shoulders above any of the blended stuff in the same price range and better than higher priced blends like Johnnie Walker Black and Chivas.

If you like smoky, peaty malts it's going to be a bit thin. And if you like lighter, fruitier malts it's going to be a bit too smoky. For my money, it's got just enough peatiness to be interesting without being overwhelming.

Neat or with a drop of water or an ice cube it's a good sipper. And it's cheap enough to make cocktails with. Versatile.

15th August 2014

Good everyday scotch

being a scotch drinker on a budget can be surprisingly easy, as I've found with Teachers. It's smoky and peaty enough to give a kick after a rough day at work, yet smoth enough to drink everyday. My rating is based on what it is, and not against the more expensive single malts...give it a try if you love scotch and keeping your money

9th August 2014

Liquid Germolene

Ballantines or Haig are vastly superior blends, and if you like sherry cask then Aberlour 10 is only a little more expensive again. This stuff is simply horrid.

4th August 2014

my new favorite

I've enjoyed Arbeg for a long while. Lately though have searched for something a bit less smokey. I've found it with Teachers. Now my go-to scotch.

2nd August 2014

Aussie Battler

Mate, I can't afford to buy single malt but I reckon this stuff is pretty good for the money. They say you get what you pay for but that can't be said for this Whisky. It punches well above what you pay for it and in my experience with the blends it's top of the pops. It's one of the smoothest blends I've tasted and I've tasted a few! It's my new favourite along with Bailie Nicol Jarvie and cheaper than Black Bottle, Ballantine's 12yr or Johnny Walker black which are also good blends but higher priced in Outback Australia. I know everyone has different tastes but you won't go wrong with Teachers. If the taste has changed recently then it must have been bloody amazing cause its still good now!

29th July 2014

Nogood boyo

For some reason my mother in law decided that I loved Teachers whisky and so to keep the peace I used to humour her. This was 40 years ago and I still shudder at the harsh taste. Recently I renewed my love/hate relationship (with the whisky not herself) and confirmed the latter emotion.

3rd July 2014

New to whiskey drinking

I'm a beer drinker, but Beer is to filling and fattening. I was surprised how much weight I lost when I stopped drinking beer . I always hated the taste of bourbon whisky. I tried Scotch and loved it. I am definitely not a Scotch connoisseur. I've drank one single malt scotch whisky "The Glenlivet" and love it, and several less expensive blended whisky's including J&B, Dewers, Usher's, Cutty Sark, Johnny Walker red, and Teacher's. I don't know much about the terms smokey, vanilla, or peat taste. I like the Glenlivet and Teachers best of all. The Teachers has a pleasant smell and taste. Its not so sharp that you can't sip it straight and it has a pleasant sweet after taste. Its robust enough to hold its flavor over ice. This is the best of the blended whiskies I've tried. and it cost about as much as a case of "natural lite"

24th June 2014

ive tryed it

i just threw it down the drain.

this is the worst whiskey i ever drunk!!!

23rd May 2014

A Great Tasting Blend and Superb Value.

I have tried many blended whiskys to see if their is better for the price but keep returning back to Teacher's.Smooth tasting with smoke and peat.For Me the best tasting Blended Whisky for the price,might also say it tasts better than some full malt whiskys i have tried.A Great Blend.

23rd May 2014

Agree about it being variable.

First bottle i had was great, i was seriously impressed, but have had a few more and it's never been the same.
It's ok, about on a par with Bells, etc

30th April 2014

Very Variable

No other blend varies as much as Teachers, sometimes its a great smokey and deep dram other times it tastes like chemicals soaked in grain whisky. It has a very high malt content for a blend but they chop and change the components to keep costs down, they have a lot of old stock from Silent distilleries and there is sometimes a good reason why they were closed down. Last bottle of teachers I had distinctly had the note of Ben Nevis, a malt that has declined massively over the last decade, very sickly and discordant.

28th April 2014

jim. from inverness

just bought a bottle to day in south africa.takes me back 30 yrs can it get better'. enjoyed .all ways well received in inverness .nice dram

18th April 2014


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


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 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


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


In Its own class a great whiskey

15th June 2013


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



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


very spicy and creamy

16th March 2012


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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