Teaninich

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About

Teaninich is one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, and yet also one of the most obscure as most of its production is used in the various blends within parent company Diageo's portfolio. The distillery is known for its malty profile which is attributed to the fact that they are one of only two distilleries in Scotland which use a mash filter instead of a traditional mash tun to extract the wort during the mashing phase of production. In place of a mash tun is a hammer mill and a mash filter that was installed in 2000, resulting in a character with grasiness aroma, similar to of Japansese green tea and coumarin-rich bison grass

History 

Teaninich was built in 1817 by war hero Captain Hugh Munro, and then looked after by him and his brother General John Munro. They are the major reason for the survival of many distilleries during Highlands's Clearance. In 1869 John Ross took the lease until 1895 when it was transferred to Elgin-based blenders Munro & Cameron. Later Teaninich distillery was sold to it's current owner Diageo in 1933. Since that the distillery is regularly expanded, adding larger stills and extra buildings to keep up the high demand even today.

 

Highland Region

Highland is the greatest of all whisky regions and provides a huge variety of different flavours and characters. It goes from the lighter whiskies all the way through salty coastal malts.

While malts from the West Highland distilleries tend to have a sweet start and dryish finish, the far North Highland malts character are greatly influenced by the local soil and the coastal location of the distilleries giving light bodied whiskies with a spicy character and a dryish finish, sometimes with a trace of saltiness. Central, Southern and Eastern Highland malt whiskies are generally quite a mixed bunch. Fruity and sweet. They are lighter bodied with a tendency to have a dry finish.

 

 

Whisky Type

Single Malt


Distillery Status

Working

Brands

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Capacity(MLPA)

-

Fermentation Time

Minimum 75hrs

Grist weight (T)

12

Malt specification

Non peated

Mash Tun Material

-

New-Make Strength

68-69%

Spirit Still Charge (L)

15,600

Spirit Still Size (L)

-

Warehousing

-

Wash Still Shape

Ball

Washback Size (L)

-

Washbacks

8

Yeast type

Pressed

Condenser type

Shell and tube

Filling strength

63.50%

Heat source

Steam

Malt supplier

Mainly in house

Mash Tun Type

Mash filter

Single Malt percentage

-

Spirit still shape

Ball

Stills

6

Wash still charge (L)

18,300

Wash Still size (L)

-

Washback type

Wood

Water source

Dairy Well Spring

Parent company

-

Current owner

Diageo

Contact

+44 1349 885001

Website:

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Address

Teaninich Distillery
Riverside Drive
Alness
Ross-shire
IV17 0XB
United Kingdom