Teerenpeli Distiller’s Choice ‘Karhi’

Bought: Master of Malt, 3rd August 2016

92.5/100 – Whisky Bible 2017
82.2/100 – Whiskybase (average from 7 member votes)

Teerenpeli is a family run distillery in Finland that began life in 2002. Limited releases aged 5 and 6 years were followed by an 8yo in 2011. My ‘Karhi’ was one of three new releases from the distillery in 2015, which included a 10yo and the ‘Rasi’. Here’s how they score on Whiskybase:

  • 82.2/100 – Karhi
  • 80.25/100 – Rasi (from 6 member votes)
  • 79.67/100 – 10-year-old (from 3 member votes)

The Karhi seems to be the best of the three. It is matured in bourbon casks before spending a year finishing in Madeira wine casks. Tasting notes on ‘Master of Malt’ say “sweet and herbaceous with notes of peppermint cream, dark chocolate and cooking spices.”

This example from Finland takes my ‘world of whisky’ total up to 25 different countries outside of Scotland.

Here’s Horst Luening of Whisky.com with his thoughts about the Karhi on YouTube (June 2017):

Teerenpeli Karhi NAS 50cl

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