Better Than Reality x Firkin: Teaninich 2009 Whisky Ex-Tawny Port Cask
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottlers: Better Than Reality x Firkin Whisky Co collaboration
Range: Cloak & Dagger
Age: 2009 Vintage
Region: Highland, Scotland
Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch
Cask Type: Double oak, ex-tawny port
Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700ml
Teaninich 2009 Tasting Notes
Appearance: Natural colour, burnished gold. Oily in the glass, with legs running down the side.
Nose: A medley of forest fruit and berries. Blackberry jam on wholemeal toast with farmhouse butter. Honeyed oats add a little sweetness, balanced against a touch of black pepper warmth.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Rich and fruity. Blackberries, black currants and blueberries. Stewed apple and blackberries with buttery crumble and creamy vanilla custard. There's a cereal, oat, character providing a little savouriness.
Finish: Long finish. Fruit and vanilla cream, with a little orange citrus. A touch of Teaninich's herbal character comes out, as an intriguing final flourish.
About this Collaboration Whisky
To create this whisky, Better Than Reality and Firkin Whisky started with a single ex-bourbon cask of Teaninich, distilled in 2009. They then gave it a second maturation in one of his custom double-oak casks. These are hand-made by a skilled cooper from ex-bourbon staves combined with virgin French oak. The resulting double-oak cask is then soaked with Tawny port, so that the wood takes up the Port's rich fruity flavours. The Teaninich was finally added, and left to slumber until it was just perfect.
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