Glengoyne Teapot Dram

The Teapot Dram was born out of history. Some years ago the distillery shared drams to employees during the day (coffee, lunch and tea breaks, I believe). If you didn’t want it or didn’t finish it you poured it in a teapot standing on the table. Hence, this dram. Of course, this isn’t that exact dram, but a vatting of several casks, which would have been the case back then too.

Nose:
Glengoyne Teapot DramLOTS of sherry. Of course, this is given away by the color, but still. This should be size 48 bold SHERRY. Quite a bit of cocoa too. Oh, and did I tell you that it has lots of sherry? Christmas cake, candied tropical fruits. Not bad, but not really ‘whisky’. A tad too sherried for me. Oh, a bit of caramel too.

Taste:
Quite sharp (at 58.8% not a real surprise). Fruit, chili pepper and some spices. Cloves, mostly. Something a little nutty as well. And sherry of course. Who’d have thought.

Finish:
The finish is when it starts to balance out a little bit, with a bit of dry wood. Hazelnuts are in the mix here, with the sherry. Quite long.

I’m on two thoughts here. On one hand, it’s a nice specialty Glengoyne of which you don’t see many affordable ones (this one sets you back 50 quid). On the other hand, it’s way too sherried, which I find more GlenGoynes to be. It really overpowers all others flavours and this I don’t like.

Glengoyne Teapot Dram, 58.8%, 50 pounds at the distillery and shouldn’t be hard to get elsewhere.

3 stars

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About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y and beer. I like to listen to loads of music and read an occasional book. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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2 Responses to Glengoyne Teapot Dram

  1. Fiona says:

    Enjoyed a long glass of Teapot Dram last night, watching the sun set. One of Glengoyne’s best, indeed. There’s a whiff of Christmas cake, too, which is rather delightful on hot summer evenings!

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