Teacher’s Highland Cream is one of the most famous blended whiskys. Jim Murray gave it 90 points in his Whisky Bible. Over 45% of Teacher’s is single malt, with Ardmore being the main scotch in the mix.
I do like Teacher’s Highland Cream. It is a good whisky, when compared to other blended drams. But I’m not on the same line with Mr. Murray – Teacher’s isn’t that good.
I do have to say it has nice malty tones and the nature of blends doesn’t show until at the very finish. Teacher’s Highland Cream is like the movie Bad Teacher. Not exactly a textbook example of a great dram, but still, an enjoyable one!
Nose: Nice malt with strong vanilla. Hints of salt and fresh sea air on the back.
Taste: Nicely warm and malty with notes ofcinnamon. Hints of peat.
Finish: Robust, bit spicy and a bit blendy, but hints of smoke and roasted malt manage to hide the blended feel.
Balance: For a blended whisky, good stuff! In overall – decent whisky. The usual watery finish of blended whiskys is very minimal in this case.
Colour: Gold amber
Nose: 21 | Taste: 20 | Finish: 18 | Balance: 20
Overall score: 79
Distillery: main single malt is Ardmore, uses over 30 different single malt whiskys
Producer: Beam Inc.