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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 and 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, gold. Oily with legs running down the side of my glass.

Nose: Forest fruit and berries. Blackberry jam on buttered toast. Honey and oats with a touch of black pepper.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Rich, fruity. Black currants and blueberries. Apple and blackberry crumble with vanilla custard. A cereal character provides a little savouriness.

Finish: Long. Fruit and vanilla, with orange citrus. A touch of Teaninich's herbal character.

Overall: A delicious and quaffable dram. 

About this Firkin Rare Whisky

To create this Rare expression, Firkin started with a single ex-bourbon cask of Teaninich which was distilled in 2009. Mike Collings then gave it a second maturation in one of his custom double-oak casks. The cask was hand-made by a skilled cooper from ex-bourbon staves combined with virgin French oak. This double-oak cask is soaked with Tawny port, so that the wood absorbs the Port's rich fruity flavours. The Teaninich was added, and left to age until it was perfect.

Read more about Firkin Whisky's approach here.

Minley Manor Whisky Tasting
Mike Collings Scotch industry veteran and the founder of the Firkin Whisky Co

Meet the Founder

Mike Collings

Mike Collings could have retired with an incredible track record in whisky. He had created Johnnie Walker Blue & Green Labels, The Classic Malts, Rare Malts, Distillers Edition, Flora & Fauna series, Cardhu and Royal Lochnagar. That’s pretty good as far as CVs go.

He’s been working in whisky for 40 years. You couldn’t blame him for packing it in and putting his feet up. That would have been the sensible thing to do. But Mike is many things. Sensible isn’t one of them. Mike stirs the pot. He thinks about things differently and always asks: ‘what if …’

So, he found himself enjoying a few drams in a Tokyo bar thinking: what if I created a whisky that was unique on the single cask single malt market.

So he did. And it's Firkin awesome whisky.