The Firkin Friday Dram: Try Firkin Rare Teaninich

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The Firkin Friday Dram

TopWhiskies has teamed up with The Firkin Whisky Co to bring you The Firkin Friday Dram!

The first Friday of the month will be time to celebrate with us. Each month we will be giving you a Firkin amazing deal: two 30ml drams delivered to your door for only £7.99, with free UK postage. You can share with a mate, or simply treat yourself twice (because you deserve it).

This month we have a delicious Teaninich 2009, aged in a double oak cask seasoned with tawny port. I really enjoyed this dram, you can read my tasting notes below.

The drams are a great way to ‘try before you buy’. If you love it as much as I do (you will), then I'll give you £7.99 off a bottle of Firkin Rare Teaninich. That means you effectively get your drams free. The perfect opportunity to pick-up this delectable whisky.

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: The Firkin Whisky Company

Whisky Maker: Mike Collings

Distillery: Teaninich

Age: 2009 Vintage

Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch

Cask Type: Double wood, seasoned with tawny port

Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Bottle Size: 2 x 30ml

Teaninich 2009 Tawny Port Tasting Notes 

Mike's tasting notes

Teaninich embraces its Tawny Port partner. Together the two sparkle and shine, revealing fresh apples with crisp malt and layers of luscious fruit & berries. Facets of initial rich berries reflect the sheen of cereal oak and a hint of bitter sweet fruit. Firkin Rare indeed!

Ed's review

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.

Overall: A really delicious, very quaffable dram. Disappears dangerously easily!

About this Firkin Rare Whisky

To create this Rare expression, Mike Collings started with a single ex-bourbon cask of Teaninich, distilled in 2009. He 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.

Read more about Firkin Whisky's approach here.

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For help, or custom orders, please contact Ed on email ed@topwhiskies.com

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