No photos, I'm afraid. I don't have a camera. But the carton has a sepia view of the distillery in the distance with a golden eagle above it, with gold lettering and a stylized eagle as the logo. The bottle has two labels - one with the writing and one clear label with the eagle logo in white. This is supposed to look screen printed on the glass and hopefully future bottlings will do real screen printing or etching.
Anyway, I tasted the whisky last night, perhaps under sub-optimal conditions as I was tired, and I didn't do a formal tasting note. But here are my first impressions based on memory:
N: on opening there were citric notes - lemon and grapefruit, but these faded with time. There was a peatiness and a slight sweetness. There were earthy and woody notes like a dunnage warehouse.
T: citric at first, but this faded; light dry smoke like in Bavarian smoked cheese; vague oakiness; smooth mouthfeel
F: sweet smoke and then slight mint; short finish that vanishes entirely after 10 minutes
Overall, this is a subtle and delicate whisky - the peat is sweet-dry but not at all seaweedy, coastal or medicinal. It is also quite quiet and restrained. Unlike many of the special peated mainland whiskies, this carries the peat well. It doesn't feel like a bolt-on. The quarter casking has done the job well, and there is no trace of youth in this whisky, despite the absence of an age statement.
Obviously, Ardmore is the principal flavouring whisky in Teachers and this does taste rather like Teachers, but without the spicy grains. This isn't bad whisky, but it does feel more like an ingredient than a finished product. It needs something more to underpin the peat. The short finish is disappointing. This bottling certainly isn't in the league of the excellent Centenary 12yo OB; G&M Cask 1990 or the SMWS 66.16, all of which had longer finishes and probably slightly more depth to the peat. But it does offer a new experience to peat freaks and is probably good value for money.