In 2000 a hammer mill and mash filter — the only one operational in a Scottish malt distillery — was installed at Teaninich. The use of the technology, which removes the need for a mash tun, was to produce ultraclear wort, giving a clue as to the Teaninich distillery character: a fragrant exotic grassiness that brings to mind Japanese green tea and coumarin-rich bison grass. Fat stills also add a distinct oiliness to the texture while not blunting any of its penetrating acidity.
A fantastic colour of cola from a very active 1st fill ex-Oloroso butt. We also noted an excellent bead, this is a very decadent dram. On the nose we found molasses, chocolate fudge cake, old dunnage warehouse and meat jus; also slightly earthy. The palate gave us a rich mouthfeel with chocolate ganache, steak pie, Medjool dates and chocolate almonds. An extremely long and satisfying finish.