Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
219
Whiskybase ID
WB121412
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
Bottled
2018
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Casks
Casknumber
Batch 006
Number of bottles
2772
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 12 11 18
Barcode
5010852040319
Added on
24 nov 2018 4:24 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 499.00

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne Teapot Dram

35 users have left 37 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.33 points.

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. SebStar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Will_iam scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  5. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  6. Saftkenner scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This batch delights me the most on the palate. Simply to melt away ...
    The nose is more perfumed and sweeter than Batch 007. On the palate it is less tart, sweeter and significantly less astringent. Outstanding.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A sweet and beguiling sherry scent pours out of the glass. The alcohol is practically imperceptible. I can completely sink my gable into the glass and it tingles (at most) very pleasantly.
      Raspberry syrup, whipped cream with vanilla sugar, light cherry tartlets, red currants, fruit bread, raisins, Lumumba, dried orange slices, dried apricots, sweet cigar tobacco, fine oak seasoning.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy, strong, lovely. Great alcohol incorporated again.
      Sweet red currants, dark chocolate, pickled cherries with cinnamon, ripe plums, caramel, espresso, European oak.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long and very pleasant finish. Lots of vanilla, red currants sprinkled with powdered sugar, black Frisian captain's tea, fine oak spice.

  7. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Dogs2 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's pretty good. But somehow you can tell that he's not very old now. Does his job well, but he doesn't really knock me out now.
    • Nose
      Inevitably a lot of sherry. But it doesn't seem that old yet. The fruits are naturally dark, but still have a certain freshness and acidity. Additionally some red gummy bears. A little youth. In addition seasoning. A mixture of fresh and rotten wood. Leather. A bit of gravy.
    • Taste
      Almost syrupy at first. The fruits are now riper and sweeter. Something like cherries thickened with vanilla pudding and kirsch. Easy to drink neat despite the almost 60%. Doesn't seem alcoholic, but of course has power. Then it becomes spicier and the oak sets in. It tingles and the salivation starts. A little sharpness.
    • Finish
      The fruits are still hinted at and become more sour. The sharpness decreases. Getting drier. Dried wood.

  11. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This may sound blasphemous, but I believe I'd prefer a dram of Glendronach Cask Strength, which strikes me as more harmoniously composed (and a more characterful distillate), at half the price.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A massive (and I mean MASSIVE) sherry and US oak hit up front. Dried and cooked plums and damsons, prune juice, raisins, crema di balsamico, oxtail soup, worcester and soy sauce, lovage, leather, marzipan, corn syrup, wood glue, solvent. Pretty spicy as well, so there might actually be an European oak cask or two in there as well. If you like super-intense young-ish sherry bombs à la A'bunadh or Glendronach Cask Strength, this is your jam. I feel myself moving away from this style a bit, otherwise the score could well be a bit higher.
      Really needs water if you'd like to taste some barley besides the sherry (reaches 87 points with the addition of H2O).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Extremely thick and dense (even condensed or concentrated) mouthfeel, sweet and oily as all hell, with wood spices galore. Flavors: see above. Very eventful, to be sure, but really insanely intense. I certainly couldn't drink this stuff in undiluted form. With water: bucketloads of wild honey, undefinable umami, and, in the third act, some lovely savory herbal notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Liquorice, honey, leather, and a lot of (young) spirit sweetness.

  12. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose - very intense sherry, from active butts, raisins, cherries in liqueur, candied orange peel, quite spicy oak, a drop of water allows you to get rid of the sharpness and go towards sweets.
    Taste - cherries in dark chocolate, cinnamon, here also water helps and it is more than in the nose, the whisky opens up, there is cane sugar, more fruit and less alcoholic.
    Finish - medium, mainly dried fruit and chocolate, then a pleasant slightly bitter oak.

  13. RobbievdB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first dram of this Glengoyne Teapot wasn’t very successful. Agree with Cask1988, there’s a bit of of an odd sulphuric note to it. A year later things changed quite for the better. Nosing this whisky is fantastic, tastewise it’s medium mostly due to the hotness and it turning bitter to fast for my liking, finish is fairly long. Flavorwise it’s quite complex with oranges, different berries, burned caramel and vanilla, Christmas spices and leaf’y notes. Quite young and fierce however and therefore I can’t join the high scores for this Glengoyne.

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Er no, not for me, it's ok but the high average score flatters this one,
    It does have a nice sweetness but I don`t get alot from this one.
    Will try it again soon
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. Sandman23 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It paints more powerfully and needs some time and water on the palate. In my opinion it is very heavy.
    Intense and exciting what you have teased out.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Something comes across. Powerful, intensive start. Dark dried fruit as well as ripe fruit like plum jam and oranges and bananas. Dark gravy comes to my mind. Hints of tobacco and leather with slightly spicy wood notes. The alcohol transports the aromas very well without being alcoholic.
      Add water: Fruit notes of raspberries and currants become stronger and there is a slight sweet component. It becomes softer, more accessible.
    • Taste
      88 88
      With water:
      Nice spicy start. Slightly spicy with a little menthol / mint freshness.
      Plus plenty of dark dried fruit, oranges and a few spices such as cloves and cinnamon. Chocolate comes through. Everything looks soft and creamy. Greatly balanced and harmonious. The intense sherry character from the nose takes a back seat by thinning something. I personally like it better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-length finish with lots of dark chocolate. Slightly dry character.
      Slightly spicy tingle stays a little longer.

  17. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Powerful sherry malt, rich in intense aromas. I can only be amazed what you got here in a rather younger whisky, even if you can tell that it is not developed like a> 20 year old malt. Definitely tolerates a little water, then it opens wonderfully and there is a lot to discover.

    Compared to Batch 7, which may seem a bit sweeter / fruity and sedate, Batch 6 is a bit spicier / woodier and fresher. Both have their charms in their nuances, but the differences are quite small.
    • Nose
      92 92
      intense sherry; Dried fruits; dark-fruity; Oranges; Raisins; Dates; Cherries; caramelized sugar; Spices; some leather and sweet tobacco; spicy woody oak notes; with water it opens nicely on the fruity side
    • Taste
      91 91
      powerful; sweet sherry; dark red fruits; Cherries; Raisins; Dates; caramelized sugar; some cinnamon; dark chocolate; in addition a tingling, aromatic oak; tolerates water - then the slight sharpness gives way to the great fruitiness and the beautiful oak flavor remains in the background
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium to long; spicy; Dried fruits; Raisins; dark chocolate; Cinnamon; slightly bitter oak

  18. Defeatless scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic and well composed.
    We shared this one with a group of friends. An excellent dram!
    • Nose
      92 92
      A full on sherry note, old colonial wardrobes. Some pine-resin. There is some dark chocolate and old cigar boxes. Leather polish.
      With water: less strong and more red fruit.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Full on sherried whisky. Loads of red fruit. But after a couple of seconds a very nice and deep dark cacao and leathery notes.
      With water: Loads of red fruit, other notes are still there, but more on the background.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long length. Again very full and creamy. There is a hint of fudge and whipped cream. Fades away with dark notes of chocolate.
      With water: again more red fruit.

  19. Bruceleewhisky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    One of my very favor.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. Bruceleewhisky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    One of my very favor.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. WhizzSkiChap scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Excellent Dram had to buy 5 bottles , would have got more but they ran out Got one saved tho . Looking forward to batch 7 Whenever it’s coming!

  22. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Controversial impressions. Good, saturated ... but no wow effect. Obvious sherry monster. Comfortable in aroma and on the verge of taste and aftertaste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Rich sherry, condensed milk, oak, cognac, lacquer, vanilla cream, floral notes, plum jam, dried fruits, raspberries, black chocolate, black tea, licorice, milk iris, apples, urch, dusty, completely non-alcoholic, soft. With water more flowering and dried fruits, but the aroma water does not go away, makes it noticeably fresh.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Acid, dried fruit, compote, saturated, tea brewing, varnish, oak, black bitter chocolate, leather.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Oak, durable, warming, knit, long, dry, dried fruit.

  23. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Sherry, good but not wow! Sharp and rough (88)
    • Nose
      Dust, grass, sweet bread, cocoa powder, dry wood, coffee, spices, hibiscus, chocolate (22)
    • Taste
      Sourness, strong tea, leather, spices (22)
    • Finish
      Juicy finish, wine acidity, leather, wood and tobacco, mushrooms, mint (22)

  24. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  25. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The famous teapot dram..
    Well if Glengoyne gave me this as employee, I certainly would be a little disappointed. It’s very decently matured and complex. But fair enough it’s also rather young. To young. Therefore it is a little in between being great and being far from ready yet. I don’t think it is bad stuff but I also don’t think it is worth the price and finally I do think there is an clear off note in it.
    • Nose
      Initially this is remarkable good nosing despite of the almost 60%. Red Apples, cherries, grapefruits, cigars, burned sugar. There are still some sweet malty notes to be noticed after a while, but there is also a less pleasant rather faint, fermenting kind of smell to it. That’s a pitty. It reveales that this is rather young stuff. I would definitely call this faint, fermenting smell an off note. Therefore I have to respectfully disagree with other reviews bellow.
    • Taste
      Taste is very warm and alcoholic without water. It is also rather soft and full flavored. But don’t be shy on the water though. With water it gets more creamy and very tastefull. There are, again, definitely young, malty aroma’s to be found. Pleasant as well as unpleasant. Also chocolate and dark red fruits.
    • Finish
      Finish is long. It’s an interesting play between young malty influences and stronger, more mature aroma’s of the casks. But again the young part dominates my palate. Especially at the very end that faint off note (as I call it) stays with me longer than I want to.

  26. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bought this with my friends after our tour at Glengoyne. This is a complex and heavily sherried whisky. Reminds me of the Glendronach Single Casks. This one for me needs more then a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Thick and heavy sherry smell; no surprise. Beautiful, of which you do not want it to end.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweetness; dark fruits, chocolate. Bit woody. Spices all over the place. Lots of things happening. This is great.
    • Finish
      87 87
      (Too) Short to medium long. Dry finish. Similar to Glendronach SC's which also a short finish; at least the ones I tasted. Slightly bitter in the final end.

  27. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      bulging fruit basket; viscous molasses, sweet and intense; citrus; Sherry; Dried fruit
    • Taste
      Sherry; creamy; sweet and fruity at the same time; hammer, what builds up there; Fruits, honey; again citrus; then comes a beautiful oak with a cinnamon sharpness; dark chocolate; almost a hint of tobacco, caramel; Cream Brülée; again orange, but in flamed and caramelized form. Madness, there comes so much, I can not grasp everything. Will be nice dry in the mouth, but not too strong; super interesting and charged.
    • Finish
      First sweet, then a little tender herb; Chocolate; Coffee; Oak (in the form of spice and a hint of leather); again and again between bitter and sweet;

  28. robain scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry, raisins, dark chocolate, dried fruits
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sherry, raisins, dark chocolate, dried fruits
    • Finish
      94 94
      Sherry, raisins, dark chocolate, dried fruits
      round and full

      ----

      Its very not often i find the same notes in all 3 categories.
      Also i wonder about the pricetag. Sure its been a while since it was bottled but its still a NAS whisky.

  29. Achany scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Just a Sherry bomb. dark red fruits, berries, dried apricots, spicy, a hint of oak, traces of nuts, some chocolate in there as well. the finish is really long lasting. very balanced malt, the Aromas mingle quite nicely and there is a constant change between sweet and spicey. that is some of the best Sherry malts I had in the recent years!

  30. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Dramned! scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    But all my expectations for this whisky were not only met, but exceeded in all respects. By type, he is already in the direction of an A'bunadh or Glenfarclas 105, but I find him in a direct comparison much more complex and complex, everything is wonderfully structured. Again and again looking for weak spots, I could not find any. At most in the price based on the age of the whiskys - there seem to be over 100 euros exaggerated. But for what you get offered here, no penny is wasted.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fat and fruity are the first impressions. Thickened grapes and dark, viscous syrup from sugar beet smell from the glass and make for an irresistible sweet-spicy start. Pickled dates in honey and orange slices sprinkled with cane sugar and flambé let the saliva flow. It's getting darker and spicier, damp tobacco leaves and scuffed bare leather with those harsh notes that get in your nose when you put on an old ragged and sweaty leather jacket - superb. Sweet aromatic raisins and lots of dried fruit. Even slightly damp oak wood is there and brings nice scratchy, roasted roasted aromas. Alcohol does not sting your nose once.
    • Taste
      Despite the almost 60% no burning or excessive sharpness, but the flavors are driven from the beginning with a fabulous force. Juicy prunes peppered with cinnamon and cloves, plus the spicy sugar beet syrup and dark Demerara sugar. And then oak and more oak. Orange peel and tannins tingle on the tongue, in combination with the dark caramelized sugar of a crème brûlée open up real chasms of aromas. I can only shake my head in disbelief and ask myself how to get something like this with such young whiskys. Glengoyne is known for the care taken in selecting the barrels and they must have some very extraordinary and lively barrels in their stores. And nice that they make them so sympathetic to the masses, without any hype crap and stupid stories. Wow, a dram addictive.
    • Finish
      Quite short to medium long, but again with full force spicy and sweet, with many dark typical sherry aromas and old oak wood. Drying disappears, the sweetness and especially beautiful tart spices such as cinnamon and cloves and a hint of deep black liquorice sound the longest after warming.

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. Dave0707 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Shortbread, orange marmelade, sweet-sour, quince and caraway seed, there is always a light sour touch that reminds me on a spicial kind of ham and the crust of a roasted pork
      After tasting: shortbread again, ham and salted potatoes
      With one drop of water: its quite same but a little bit more intensive and sweeter, anise
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweetness of candies, a minimum of 50 fruits hit me, probably kiwi? Yeah its kiwi; lemon candie,
    • Finish
      89 89
      Citrus, astringent, waxy, tar, a long finish

  34. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Powerful strong! Rather a "steam kettle" dram than a Teapot dram. Can use a lot of water. Seems to be very young, it has probably taken good barrels, which have worked hard (beautiful color!) And had to fill quickly, in addition to the alcoholic sharpness too many bitter substances are pulled from the barrel and the whisky becomes too woody.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dried fruits, dry sherry, walnut ice cream with cream liqueur. With water more chocolate and toasted notes come out.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very alcoholic, raisins, peppery, woody, slightly astringent.
      With water, the alcohol in the background, the fruit notes come out better, but the woodiness remains to the end.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, very peppery, dry, woody.

  35. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. Murain scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Deep amber

    Notes from official website
    • Nose
      Fresh pineapple, digestive biscuits, rose hip, sherbet, rose petals
    • Taste
      Sweet treacle, cinnamon, marzipan, cloves, mouth-coating
    • Finish
      Long, sweetness, oak developing black peppercorn as it goes

  37. TheWhiskyphiles scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Fantastic Sherry Bomb, possibly one of the best of this series!

    Full review at
    https://thewhiskyphiles.com/2018/11/26/glengoyne-teapot-dram-batch-6/
    • Nose
      Dried fruits; raisin, fig, dates but also fresh greengages, apple and pineapple, cocoa-dusted cherries, green oak wood and toffee.
    • Taste
      Fruity, cherry lips sweeties, cranberry, blackcurrant, cherry, raisin, acacia honey, demerara sugar, chocolate-coated toffee, red apples, soft cinnamon spice and green oak wood.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet dried fruits and freshly-sawn oak timber or pencil shavings.

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