View Full Version : Teacher's - Why So Cheap?
04-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Teacher's Highland Cream has always been known to have a higher proportion of single malts in their blend than do other scotch blends. While the consensus is that up to 45% of their blend is that of single malts (including Ardmore), their website indicates that the actual single malt input is more like 65%!! Yet, a 750ml bottle of THC, 43% ABV no less, retails for a meager $10.99 (!!), at my local Total Wine & Liquor. In what way does this clash of supposed quality and rock bottom price make any sense?
04-23-2013, 09:53 AM
Teachers has always claimed that it was a 45% malt blend [I think it's on the label] but I do remember being told a coupleof years ago of a new style Teachers called Origin that had more than 65% malt. It's possible that they've mixed up the comments about these style on their website
04-23-2013, 06:51 PM
Teachers has always claimed that it is 45% malt blend [I think it's on the label] but I do remember being told a coupleof years ago of a new style Teachers called Origin that had more than 65% malt. It's possible that they've mixed up the comments about these style on their website
You're right Blenderm. Their web site still lists the THC at 45% and the Origin at 65%
It's cheap because it's a blend and other grain spirit is aparently cheaper to manufacture, and it's not very old. Less time in a barrel is cheaper and there's less lost to the angels share.
I think compass box Great King Street may be even more. If I recall correctly it's 70 or 75% malt. At that point I think you're using the grain to modulate the flavor profile rather than save some coin.
04-27-2013, 08:07 PM
Another way to keep the cost down is mass bottlings. A run of 10,000 cases is much cheaper per bottle than a small run.
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