Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
First Fill Oloroso Casks
Batch 006
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 12 11 18
Added on
24 Nov 2018 4:24 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 275.41

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Teapot Dram

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. TheWhiskyphiles scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

    Full review at
    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. Will_iam scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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


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