Teacher’s Highland Cream
Teacher’s Highland Cream is a blended Scotch whisky from the Highlands region of Scotland. It is a no-age-statement blend of nearly 30 source whiskies including single malt and grain whiskies. The malt content in Teacher’s Highland Cream is said to be 45%, with the rest being made up by grain whiskies.
The brand is named after its founder, William Teacher, who registered the brand in 1884, although the Teacher’s brand existed since 1830, the date printed on their whisky bottles.
Starting out by selling whiskies through his wife’s grocery shop in 1832, William Teacher continued to do so until 1856 when he ventured into the business legally, and never looked back. With the help of his sons, the Teacher’s brand grew and until William’s death in 1876, the company had adopted the name, William Teacher & Sons., William Jr. and Adam were left in charge of the brand.
Teacher’s Highland Cream was registered as a brand name under the leadership of William Teacher Jr., and Adam Teacher in 1884.
The Ardmore distillery was established in 1898 in order to ensure a steady and adequate supply of single malt whisky for the Teacher’s Highland Cream blend, and has continued to occupy that role to this day. The acquisition of the Glendronach distillery in 1960 was another investment by the company to ensure supply of source whiskies for the Teacher’s Highland Cream.
Teacher’s Highland Cream has consistently been one of the world’s bestselling blended Scotch whiskies owing to its robust quality and reasonable pricing.
The Ardmore single malt forms the core of the Teacher’s Highland Cream blend, which is then married with other malt and grain whiskies with a high concentration of peaty single malts.
Ever since the Ardmore Distillery was established in 1898, it has always been the fingerprint whisky for the Teacher’s Highland Cream blend.
Teacher’s Highland Cream carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.
There are no major awards or medals won by the Teacher’s Highland Cream expression.
Teacher’s Highland Cream Tasting Notes
Malty and smoky with notes of fruitiness and honey.
Lingering hint of peat, warming with a slow fading flavor.
Well-rounded, malty and peaty with traces of toffee and fruit.
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Teachers 50 Scotch Whisky
An iconic blended Scotch whisky from Glasgow, Teacher’s is a drink from the East Highlands, a region of Scotland famous for retaining smoky characteristics in their whiskies. Sourcing their single malts from Ardmore, Teachers is a brand with a significant portion of history behind their products and the years are reflected in their fine blends. Although the standard expression from the house of Teachers is the Teachers Highland Cream, the Teachers 50, released in honor of India’s 50th Independence Day contains a unique blend of single malt and grain whiskies that is hard to come by. The foundations for the Teachers brand were laid by William Teacher in the 1830s, capitalizing on the newly passed Excise Act of 1823. He procured a license to sell whisky and began running a ‘dram shop’ where whisky lovers would stop by and feast on drams of their favorite whisky. Years later, when the Spirits Act of 1860 further allowed more freedom for sellers to mix and create whisky blends of their own, William Teacher put his expertise to good use by experimenting with a number of blends. The Teachers Highland Cream came into being during this time when William Teacher was positively satisfied with a peaty drink with a high malt content, a drink with a complex and rich flavor that made him considering naming it after his own family name. After he laid the foundations for the Teachers brand and created the quintessential Teachers Highland Cream blend, William Teacher passed away in 1876, leaving the responsibility and the Teachers’ brand into the hands of his son, William Junior, and his younger brother, Adam. A rampant growth under the authority of William Junior and Adam Teacher saw increased sales and profit, the purchase of new land in 1895 with the purpose of building a new distillery of their own in Aberdeenshire in 1897. Adam died a year later without witnessing the completion of his plans although by then, the Teachers brand was well on its way towards glory. Surviving Prohibition, and a decline in the number of operational distilleries in Scotland, while also scripting victories by beginning to export Teachers to the United States and the acquisition of the Glendronach Distillery defined the later years for the brand. Fast forward to 1997, the brand released the Teachers 50, a 12-year-old blended whisky that commemorated 50 years of Indian Independence, strengthening their positioning in one of the world’s most prolific whisky drinking nations.
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"A more traditional , fuller and richer blend, created using the most traditional techniques. The Ardmore 'heart' with its 12-15 parts per million peating adds a subtle touch of Highland peat smoke, the Quarter Cask maturation imparts a softer, deeper falvour whilst the combination of malts and grai whisky from all over Scotland add a complexity and a long finish. Tust one dram of Origin will sghow you why all that time & expense was well spent. Like William, it is a true 'Original'."
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