Te’ Bheag (pronounced chey vek) is unchilfiltered to preserve and accentuate the flavours. Owners Pra’ ban na Linne are said to be the pioneers of this increasingly common practice. Te’ Bheag’s blend is derived from 8- to 11-year-old malts from Islay, Highland and Speyside. It has the richness of toffee and delicate peaty tones with a long warm finish. One of the Scotch world’s best values.
The Gaelic Whisky Company are renowned for being independent through-and-through and produce whisky for whisky’s sake. Rumour has it they are constructing a distillery on the Isle of Skye which will certainly be one to watch! This blend combines peat and brine with some soothing highlights from Speyside.
The Te’ Bheag connoisseurs’ blend is a fresh, rich whisky. It has a high malt content (40%) which contributes to the smoothness of the blend. It has a delicate peaty flavour and a toffee-like richness and finishes with a soft spirited character.
The Te’ Bheag was the winner of the SILVER medal in 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 and the gold medal in 2009 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (Deluxe Blend category). Â Also winner of the silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 (Blended Whisky category).
Nose: The aroma amalgamates coastal elements with peat and sherry in a Highland style.
Palate: Coffee and salt are very present with a hint of peat and some sweeter notes of caramel in the background.
Finish: The finish is hot and spicy and clings on for some time.
Overall: This great blended whisky is a challenge and that’s a compliment. It forces the drinker to take stock and appreciate its many elements. Superb!