Teaninich 23 Years Old Rare Malts Selection 1972 is a limited-edition Teaninich single malt, released as part of United Distillers’ (later Diageo) Rare Malts Selection. The whisky was distilled in 1972 and matured for 23 years. It was bottled in 1996 at a cask strength of 64.8%. The Highland distillery Teaninich was founded in 1817, making it one of the earliest legal distilleries in Scotland. It was built by ‘Blind’ Captain Hugh Munro, a war hero who lost his sight during a battle in 1794. It’s said that he was a benign landowner who wanted to prevent his tenants from becoming involved in illegal distilling practices. In order to provide them with a local market for their grain, he founded the Teaninich distillery. The distillery is currently owned by Diageo, who uses the site mainly for their blends.