Now given my previous experience with the 1970’s Haig bottle where the contents were spoiled, I was expecting more of the same here. Thankfully the contents are in good nick. That old spirits cabinet with its constant temperature shrouded in darkness, combined with a decent seal has ensured little impact on the spirit.
Blend: Teachers Highland Cream
Colour: golden syrup
Aroma: a blast of apricots, a slice of banana, some macerated raisins, a touch of smoke, vanilla and fruit loaf.
Taste: there is a creamy current but its the light waft of smoke that comes through more for me here with strawberries and cream in the background. Far from a layered experience it is easily drinkable.
Teacher’s is a solid blend and very affordable nowadays. Older versions including other blends if you can find them are still affordable and worthwhile to experience whiskies before the dawn of computerised Scotch. This is a bottle I will enjoy for more reasons than the contents right till the last drop. Slainte mhaith George.