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Teachers Highland Cream

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@phillyslickReview by @phillyslick

9th Feb 2011

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high malt content, particularly ardmore highland malt. a blend can't get much better than this!

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@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat commented

It's good (as far as standard widely avaialble blends go).

But blends can and do get much better than this.

10 years ago 0

@phillyslick
phillyslick commented

can you suggest one?

10 years ago 0

@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat commented

Sure, Compass Box (Oak Cross or Asyla) and Ballantines 17 Year Old are all are a big step up in quality with a small step up in price.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is expensive but is a damn fine blend.

Suntory Hibiki 12 or 17 y/o are superb Japanese blends well worth a try.

I'm not saying Teachers isn't good, it really is for its price, but there is a lot more out there.

10 years ago 0

@phillyslick
phillyslick commented

thanks for the tip. ill pick up a bottle of ballantines next time i'm out. i've never tried blue label (i'd like to!), but given the choice i would take a dram of teacher's over black label.

10 years ago 0

@Carl
Carl commented

I had a drink of Ballantine's Finest at a bar on the weekend. I was very impressed. Very smooth. Give that a try as well. Also bought a bottle of Black Grouse, which I found smooth and very interesting. I will have to try that one again soon. Cheers, Carl

10 years ago 0

@yalc
yalc commented

Tried Teachers for the first time and being new to the wonderful world of scotch, I am beginning to see the potential. If there is such amazing flavor at that price, imagine what awaits me! I am beginning to understand what a higher percentage malt can deliver. Next up, JW Green label and then my first single malt. What an adventure!

10 years ago 0

@Carl
Carl commented

An adventure indeed! Never to late to start. I started my fascination with Scotch and Irish whiskies only a few months ago. It really is an education, and an expensive hobby but worth the price. I am constantly amazed by how much many of the lower priced whiskies tend to impress me, and some of the higher priced brands fail to impress! There are exceptions, of course, but my favourites tend to be the 10 to 12 year ones, like Laphroaig 10 year, Bushmills 10 year, HP 12 year and Bushmills Black Bush (which does not state an age). The HP (Highland Park) 18 year is exceptional, though, and considered by some to be "the best malt in the world", although again dependes upon personal taste. There are so many out there that will have to wait until I can afford them. Cheers, Carl

10 years ago 0

@yalc
yalc commented

My first scotch was a dewars 12 yr I received a few months back as a gift. Good enough to spark my interest so I started reading and educating myself. Now i am educating my palate. I think I will make the Highland Park 12 my first single malt as I have read many good things about it.

10 years ago 0

mattatec commented

As a Teachers fan myself I would recommend Bailie Nicol Jarvie as a fantastic blend. It's a huge improvement for only a few pounds more. You can get it in Waitrose if you're in the UK.

10 years ago 0

@Pudge72
Pudge72 commented

I haven't tried Te Bheag yet, but everything that I have read about it sounds very promising (it is on my wishlist of bottles to purchase).

10 years ago 0

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