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    Teacher's HIghland Cream Reviews

    Teacher's HIghland Cream 64
    Based on 16 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    Teacher's
    Style
    Blended
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    Unspecified
    Alcohol
    43% abv.
    Region
    Scotland
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    A complex blend: Teacher's uses over 30 different single malt whiskies in it's blend. It's our master blender's skill that ensures that these malts are balanced and harmonized delivering the same full rich taste that W M Teacher created over 175 years ago.

    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    8850/99
    Color
    pale to medium amber
    Nose
    Strong earthy with a hint of peat
    Body
    full bodied, warm
    Palate
    fruity peat flavour, rich with a smooth kick
    Finish
    Long warm finish

    One of if not the best blended whisky out there. The complexity reminds one of Talisker. With the outrageous cost of single malts nowadays you can't go wrong with this one

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    Pale amber.
    Nose
    vanilla, maple, some milk chocolat and a bit of citrus. Overall a sweet smell.
    Body
    Strong malt. Some smoke. Long and nice finnish.
    Palate
    Rich peat. Again vanilla and chocolat, with a little of ginger.
    Finish
    Nice long finish, with the taste of the smoke.

    Wonderful whisky. Preserves the essence of the blend from many years ago.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    Pale amber.
    Nose
    vanilla, maple, some milk chocolat and a bit of citrus. Overall a sweet smell.
    Body
    Strong malt. Some smoke. Long and nice finnish.
    Palate
    Rich peat. Again vanilla and chocolat, with a little of ginger.
    Finish
    Nice long finish, with the taste of the smoke.

    Wonderful whisky. Preserves the essence of the blend from many years ago.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Copper like velvet
    Nose
    Hint of peat and tree bark
    Body
    Full and smooth
    Palate
    caramel and toffee
    Finish
    Warm and smooth finish

    Amazing blend. By far the best blend on the market today - a sign of greatness.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    7850/99
    Color
    Beautiful Pale Amber !
    Nose
    A sweet melow softness.
    Body
    Light but distinct.
    Palate
    The drink of the Gods.
    Finish
    Gentle warm after glow.

    Great Scotch Whiskey !

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    8650/99
    Color
    Amber plus one. A bit too much caramel. Am a bit forgiving, this being an economy blend.
    Nose
    Initially a North Highland style nose of sea air. Vanilla and slight peat enter the fold after a bit. Gets maltier (a nice rich malt, not the cheap kind many other inexpensive malts give)with some water.
    Body
    Relatively full-bodied for an inexpensive blend, nice coating mouthfeel.
    Palate
    The Ardmore shines through significantly here, and if you get a particularly good bottling, the core malt whiskies seem quite decent quality. What you get here is some Ardmore style peat and anise balanced with vanilla, fudge, and cinnamon tinged malt, and hints of Speyside sherry and dry fruits. Sea salt waves at you as well.
    Finish
    Nice and somewhat long by inexpensive blend standards. Fading embers of peat fires (gentle, but persistent), heather,

    Arguably the best in the category of economy, no-age-statement blends. Just goes to show how even in whisky, politics can hold beyond instrinsic quality (I allude to the fact that stuff like JWR, Dewar's, and J&B frequently win honors, while quality blends like Teacher's hardly ever anymore. Frankly, I do not respect standards that give high honors to extreme high-grain, cloying products conforming only to what gives sales. Thankfully blends like Teacher's still exist in some capacity.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by ChadDavis

    8650/99
    Color
    Amber -1. It doesnt look like it could be artificially colored, unless it was very pale from the cask.
    Nose
    Vanilla, Lemon peel, peat smoke, butter. 30/33
    Body
    Medium thin, Astringent mouthfeel, thin, fast running legs.
    Palate
    Butter, peat, lemon rind, mildly bitter, Honey, hard candy. 30/33
    Finish
    Short finish. Honeyed earth, mild burn, peaty aftertaste. It leaves teh mouth a bit acidic and bitter, but its not bad. 26/30

    I have a hard time believing this can be this good and be a blend, and for only $22 US for a 750ml bottle. I took it neat in a Glencairn. Its delicious, and smooth. It's far better than the Chivas Regal 18, and the Johnny Walker Gold 18. It's easily as tasty as teh Balvenie Double wood 12. And this is a Blend aged 36 months. 3 years old, and barely old enough to be called Scotch. Smooth and full flavored, this dram has a bit of complexity and lots of taste. no complaints.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Light to medium golden sunshine.
    Nose
    Malty,some peat and a whiff of smoke.
    Body
    Full malt. Warm and peaty with a nice measure of smoke. Long finnish.
    Palate
    The malt, peat and smoke are a in balance and flavors of raosted cashews and maple sweetness come to mind.
    Finish
    Warm finnish with the smoke playing to the end.

    A wonderful Blended Whisky.A must for the liquor locker.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Anonymous

    6850/99
    Color
    Paler than it used to be ... it looks likes Dewars now.
    Nose
    Used to be the best combination of smokey and sweet of the blended scotch whiskys, but not with my most recent bottle.
    Body
    Was, but no longer full bodied in my most recent bottle.
    Palate
    Sweet Peat
    Finish
    Used to be a longer and warmer finish. Most recent bottle is watery and more delicate ... not what I'm looking for. My final score on this bottle is a bare 70, whereas for the past 30 years I would have given Teacher's my highest rating (high 80's) among all blended scotches. As you can tell, I'm very upset if they have muddied my long-time go-to blended scotch.
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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by TradeWhisks

    8050/99
    Color
    Light Amber/Straw
    Nose
    Malt, Oak, Sweet Cereal, Grains, Honey, Vanilla, Fresh Sugar Cane, Floral, Slight hints of Smoke. Much reminiscent of a fledgling Speyside.
    Body
    Oily, but light bodied.
    Palate
    Sweet barley, Toffee, Honey, Peppery, with a stinging yet pleasant tinge of Oak.
    Finish
    Medium - Long, and very striking. A hit of alcohol is quickly drowned away by the Smokey and Woody undertones, underscored nicely by the ever present sweetness. Nice and warm.

    This Scotch is a spectacular bargain. It is a blend that drinks like a single malt, arousing all of the familiar Speyside characteristics. The sweetness is balanced nicely against a subtle yet distinct smokiness. For the price range this is a spectacular choice and easily outclasses the competition.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by C2

    7550/99
    Color
    Brass
    Nose
    Ripe apple, chocolate, fresh leather(?), sweet toffee. Let it open up a little and there's hints of citrus and maybe white coffee.
    Body
    Oily, creamy, very very mouth watering.
    Palate
    Pepper and spice, bitter sweet wood, smoky, somewhat peaty. Water adds more smoke.
    Finish
    Bitter, dry, lots of wood, smoke, malty, warm. Last for a while, after the bitterness went away, there's a faint barley sugar sweetness that last for minutes.

    Unexpectedly good, especially for the price. Although not "silky", but it's smooth enough that the "Highland Cream" name is well justified. Extremely mouth watering, saliva won't stop flowing when you roll it around in your mouth. A few drops of water helps, but drowns easily if added more than a few drops. Anyone who likes spicy and smoky scotch should give this a try.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Normec

    7950/99
    Color
    shiny amber
    Nose
    peat ,malt ,honey ,pear after that lemon ,dry fruits and red pepper
    Body
    full ,oily
    Palate
    smooth honeyed ,malty blend whit hints of lemon ,pear ,raisins ,walnut and of course bit spicy
    Finish
    long finish. malt ,honey also deep oaky and fruity notes

    nice comination deep notes with fresh and citrusy ones ,spicy ,malty no doubts complex scotch !

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by MP

    7750/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Toffee, Maple Syrup, cream, fruits
    Body
    medium body. creamy smooth
    Palate
    Walnut cream, Fruit, Toffee
    Finish
    Short finish, hot but desireable

    What a nice whisky - this is a great daily drinker. Easy drinking, smooth but still strong enough to give a desireable kick in the throat when consumed.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Colin

    7250/99
    Color
    Polished Brass
    Nose
    Lots of malt, Peanut brittle, Overly ripe pears
    Body
    Medium weight, Oily, Soft, Smooth
    Palate
    Malt, Some slightly sour floural notes, Raw oak
    Finish
    Medium long, Warm

    A surprisingly good whisky. Take with half a drop of water to calm the alcohol burn. I found this one most enjoyable after a beefy supper.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Red Hare

    7050/99
    Color
    Chinese tea
    Nose
    Medicinal and antiseptic. Iodine, Listerine, a little smoke. Slight trace of something sweet (toffee?).
    Body
    Syrupy, thick and milky. Fills all corners of my mouth. Rolls across the tongue.
    Palate
    Peaty. Salty sweet, with bready, cerealy notes. Oats? Buttered rye toast.
    Finish
    Short but lingering finish. Bitter, then turns sweet sherry.

    Great texture - definitely quaffable. Tastes alright too. The main pleasure though, is rolling this one around the mouth.

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    Teacher's HIghland Cream
    Review by Dr.Whisky

    7650/99
    Color
    Brass knuckles
    Nose
    Soft sweetness and a slightly astringent grain are immediately present, but smoke and tobacco, toffee, fruit and malt make appearances as well.
    Body
    Gorgeous texture, milky almost. And the flavour impact seems to start at the tip of the tongue, waft over the middle, and then poke around elsewhere at will.
    Palate
    Toffee and barley. The sweet grain whisky is balanced head-to-head with a peatiness that creates a bittersweet chewiness in the middle. Again, it activates all parts of your mouth and throat with flavours, texture, and heat.
    Finish
    Fades gently with some smoke and shortbread but leaves the taste of a used wet wood cutting-board.

    Great balance in this whisky. Okay, it isnt fantastic stuff that will win awards in blind tastings of premium whiskies, but it is very good value and very delicious. Great warm-up dram, great first time tipple, great ubiquitous bottle-on-the-shelf.

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