Teaninich 10 Year Old 2007 (casks 702719 & 702720) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory) (70cl, 46%)
Bottle No 455.
Teaninich bottlings are quite rare, because much of the whisky produced there goes into blends. They are well worth seeking out, however, just like this 10-year-old bottling from Signatory Vintage. It was distilled on 22nd November 2007 at the Teaninich distillery and drawn from a pair of hogshead casks. It was bottled on 4th April 2018 by Signatory for its Un-Chillfiltered Collection without any additional colours or chill-filtration.
Teaninich was built in the early 19th century and was eventually bought by blenders, Munro & Cameron, in 1895. Their trustees later sold the distillery to DCL in 1933, and it remains part of the Diageo operation to this day. The distillery's primary focus is on provision for the firms many blends, and the 10 year old Flora & Fauna has been the only permanent distillery bottling, with just a handful of rare official releases appearing alongside it over the years. As such, the majority of Teaninich single malt has appeared under independent labels such as this.
Signatory Vintage were established in 1988 by Andrew Symington and are one of Scotland's most prolific independent bottlers. Their offices and bottling facility are located next to Edradour distillery, which they have also owned since 2002.