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.
LOTS 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.
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.
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.