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This Teanininch is terra incognita for both Malts of Scotland and myself. There is a first time for everything, eh? Whether it is wise for me to taste a 39 Year Old as my first is debatable, but I will not let the opportunity pass me by. Teaninich can be found close to Dalmore, just north of Inverness. For a long time it was run by the infamous Robert Pattison, one of the two brothers considered responsible for the so-called Pattison Crash.
What a fruit bomb on the nose! Party time from the start! I love this. Banana and melon in the lead, followed by parma violets, cristal sugar, toffee and a pinch of ginger. Some tinned pineapples. Very soft and wonderful.
The attack is somewhat light and connot fully fulfil the promise of the nose, I must say. A bit more spicy, now. Still very fruity, but also some grain cookies. The whole does not fall apart, luckily.
The finish is medium long and sweet and shows quite some oak now, but all of it easily within the bounds of the acceptable.
The nose was simply marvellous and the finish quite nice. Only on the palate does it lose some points. It takes a 200 EUR bite out of your whisky budget, which is not too bad, considering it is a whisky of almost four decades.