Teachers Scotch Highland Cream 86 Proof Quart Vintage bottle Hard to find !It is said that William Teacher would not give his name to his blend until he had found perfection. Highland Cream was that whisky. At 45% it has one of the highest single malt contents of any blend and uses fully peated Ardmore whisky as its fingerprint malt. The combination is incredible depth and smoothness combined with a rich smokey undertones. Truely a masterpiece.NoseA deep and robust maltiness shows through at the very start that is accompanied by a gentle highland peat smoke tang. This full flavour slowly fades to allow the sweeter fruitier flavours of apples, pears and heavy honey maturity to show through.BodyFull of depth and substance.PalateThere is a challenging and exciting taste that at the same time is round and warming. This superb flavour is full of rich malts and maturity that slowly fades to a silky rounded texture.FinishWell balanced with a clean busy flavoured fullness that ends with a slow fading of flavours.Teacher's Highland Cream is a brand of blended scotch whisky produced in Glasgow by the American company Beam Inc. In 1830, William Teacher took advantage of the new "Excise Act" and began selling his whisky. From 1832 he was selling it from his wife's grocery shop in Glasgow. By 1856, with help from his sons, he was granted a licence for consumption and opened his own dram shop. William died in 1876, leaving his two sons William Jr. and Adam in charge. They moved the business to St. Enoch Square where it remained until 1991.Teacher's opened their Ardmore single malt facility in 1898, ensuring a guaranteed supply of scotch for their Teacher's Highland Cream blend. With the end of Prohibition in the United States, Teacher's sent its first shipment on the Cunard steamer "Scythia". Teacher's acquired the Glendronach distillery in 1957, to meet the growing demand for blended scotch. With this increase in demand, Teacher's built a modern blending and bottling plant in Glasgow in 1962. During 1976, William Teacher & Sons Ltd. joined Allied Distillers. Teacher's Highland Cream blend was registered in 1884. Teacher's uses over 45% single malt, with Ardmore single malt being the main scotch in its blend to make Teacher's Highland Cream blended Scotch. It also uses over 30 different single malt whiskies.