- Appearance : Jaune citron.
- Nose : Racé, précis. Quatre séquences, florale (lilas blanc), fruitée (citron), épicée (girofle, cannelle) et salée accompagnent un trait de fumée. On est bien dans les Highlands du Nord. Des fèves de cacao, des framboises et de la coriandre fraîche ajoutent une dimension pastorale.
- Palate : Ferme, pleine de tension. Son caractère capiteux transpire à travers du thym et de la sauge. Évolue avec fraîcheur sur le basilic et la coriandre. Ce registre herbacé trouve son apogée dans un bouquet de verveine et de sarriette.
- Overall : Longue, s’inscrit dans la continuité avec en plus des agrumes (citron) et du menthol. Tout en préservant son caractère fruité (fraise, mûre), la tourbe effectue un come-back aux tonalités marines (algues, salicornes) et épicées (curry, badiane). La poudre de cacao vient recouvrir le tout.
- The brand
Located in the North Highlands, Teaninich was at one time something of a double-headed distillery. In 1962, in response to increasing demand, its capacity for production was doubled and it began using four stills instead of two. In 1970, a new production unit “side A”, housing six new stills, was built next to the old unit, which then became known as “side B”. “Side B” was closed in 1984, with “side A” following in its footsteps just one year later. In 1991, the Teaninich of modern times once again became operational. Two official bottlings have since been released. The first, a 10 year old, was released as part of the Flora & Fauna range and the other was released as part of the Rare Malts collection.
Created in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of the oldest wine and spirits merchants in the United Kingdom. Official suppliers to the British crown since the 18th century, the Berry and Rudd family is best known for offering a range of original and innovative products. The London shop located at 3 St James Street is a testament to the history of their knowledge and expertise and known for being home to experts with extremely high standards. In its role as a spirits bottler, Berry Bros. & Rudd selects and bottles high-quality whiskies and rums under the names “Berrys’ Own Selection, “BBR Retro” and “Exceptional Casks”.
Berry Bros Retro is a range that was created in 2008 in order to bring together this 300-year-old supplier’s special releases of very small numbers of bottles. Bottled from a single cask without chill filtering, the addition of caramel or any dilution, all the whiskies in this collection have a label with an old engraving from the Berry Bros & Rudd shop, with the entrance to Saint James’s palace in the background. All the single malts in this range are bottled exclusively for La Maison du Whisky, who is responsible for their selection.
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