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Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Overall rating
90.28/100
votes
129
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
Bottled
2019
Casktype
First Fill European Oak Oloroso
Casknumber
Batch 007
Number of bottles
3993
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Nov 2019 9:47 pm by nidgey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 165.73

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Teapot Dram

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.28 points

  1. Whisky Hamster did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The GG distillery shop unapologetically upped the price from £90 to a whopping £120 within one year and boldly claim this year's Teapot Dram to be young as if that were a sign of quality. Hmm.
    Granted, last years TD was better + seemed older than recent A'bunadhs, but now for more than twice the price, I think I'll skip this one and live off of batch 6 stock.
    Kinda sad for Glengoyne, but good luck to all buyers that you'll get legendary juice this time.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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 6, which may seem a bit spicier / woodier and fresher, Batch 7 is a bit sweeter / fruity and sedate. 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; some sweet tobacco; spicy oak notes; with water the already distinct fruitiness comes out even more
    • Taste
      91 91
      powerful; oily; sweet; Sherry; dark fruits; Raisins; Dates; caramelized sugar; some cinnamon; Chocolate; delicate leather note: in addition a tingling spicy oak; tolerates water - then the slight spiciness gives way to the great fruitiness and the beautiful oak flavor remains in the background
    • Finish
      91 91
      long; spicy; Dried fruits; Raisins; dark chocolate; Cinnamon; Oak (no bitterness)

  3. erwinnlim scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Supposedly sourced from first-fill European oak Oloroso sherry casks between 8 and 14 years old. However, this does not present like an 8 year old at all. Extremely robust and well matured, some beautiful casks were selected for this vatting. Perhaps it's the memory of trying this in the actual distillery but this is probably the best that Glengoyne has to offer. Value (£120) : 5/10
    • Nose
      Huge spicy sherry bomb on the nose. A burst of raisins, sultanas, morello cherries, plums and raspberries. A distinct spice from the European Oak gives this a peppery warmth. Hazelnuts and baked marzipan. Very dark chocolate and cocoa notes. Buttered toffee. A light touch of candied orange and red apples as well. Deep, dark leather and tobacco notes, leaving a drying sensation on the nose. Loads of cinnamon, cloves and ginger. A touch of cooling peppermint or eucalyptus. A slight minerality and some solventy astringency add to it as well.
    • Taste
      Oily and thick on the palate. Again big sherried rum raisins with dried fruits and hazelnuts. Treacle toffee. Christmas cake and Turkish delight. Some burnt caramel. Loads of dark chocolate and cocoa. Orange marmalade. Muscovado sugar and cinnamon notes along with a punch of black pepper and ginger spice. Again that peppermint is present. Dark notes of tobacco and leather.
    • Finish
      A long finish with loads of warming spice on the back of the palate. More marzipan and Christmas cake. All that pepper and ginger eventually calm into bitter dark chocolate orange notes along with the even more dried fruit.

  4. Flou scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The many positive reviews made me very curious about the Teapot Dram. I was very enthusiastic about the 21 and 25 series from Glengoyne. It is definitely different here, with almost 60% alcohol I will have to dilute with water. The Teapot Dram looks a lot in the glass with its dark walnut wood color with a red cast.

    The intense sherry flavors pour out of the glass with a lot of fruit and sweetness. From the sherry profile, the teapot dram is very fruity and strong, the fruits move on the one hand in the area of dates, figs, raisins and a little plum jam, on the other hand there is also a pleasant freshness that reminds me of lime peel, oranges and some raspberry Ahoy shower reminds. This makes the whisky not really heavy, although there are many dark, sweet fruit flavors. Nut chocolate with a higher cocoa content is now added to the fruit. A very subtle dryness can be seen in the background, as you know it from cocoa powder. There are hints of leather and tobacco, but for me they only play minor supporting roles. When it comes to sweetness, I have to think of caramel, which was sprinkled with pepper when it was smelled for a long time. Overall, the whisky on the nose is really very good! No sulfur, wonderful fruitiness and sweetness, the spiciness and the tannins are wonderfully integrated. I would have liked a little more weight and depth, but so far I am very satisfied.

    In the mouth, the Teapot Dram is incredibly powerful and although it slides creamily into the mouth, it completely messes up my taste buds. What intensity! I cannot concentrate on the individual flavors at all, but try to cope with this overwhelming power.

    I dilute to about 52-54% alcohol. In the nose, the dryness of the cocoa powder decreases somewhat, which makes the fruitiness a little more dominant. The caramel sweetness is now supplemented by honey notes, which I find very great. Overall, the whisky is a little less interesting on the nose, but it is more pleasing and softer.
    In the mouth, the Teapot Dram is still powerful, but is now pleasantly drinkable, even if a peppery sharpness covers the tongue. It's great how the dark fruits combine with the sweetness and spiciness and take up the mouth together. The whisky looks really creamy in the mouth, because the sweetness spreads like a syrup. A little dryness spreads, the dark cocoa reports again and brings its tart friends with it: a little leather and tobacco are noticeable, the peppery is supported by a sharpness of ginger, the tannins are clearly noticeable overall but at no time too dominant. This is the advantage when the sweetness and fruitiness are so strong, because this makes the tannins wonderfully integrated.
    Intense, sweet, fruity, spicy and slightly tart ... the Glengoyne covers a wide range of tastes, great!

    The finish is long with pepper, some ginger spice, hints of tobacco and leather and a very wonderful fruitiness, which with raisins and dates also ensure a pleasant sweetness. I often experience that whiskys lose their fruitiness and sweetness in the mouth and especially in the aftertaste for the most part. This is definitely not the case here. At all times, the tannins are wrapped in a veil of dried fruit and sweetness.

    You can tell from the Teapot Dram overall that it lacks a bit of stamina. The whisky looks a bit impetuous and youthfully fresh. But still: delicious! A modern, intense sherry whisky that should make all lovers of this whisky direction very happy. Some complain about the price increase and I can understand the displeasure well. But in my eyes, the whisky is just worth the money.

    I give 90/100 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. volker40sw scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 04-11-2020.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. ldcsh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly complex and intense malt with a terrific sherry influence. A prime example of whisky stored in sherry casks. One with the special WOW effect when you put it on the tongue. Entices to rave.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Violent sherry influence, beautiful dried fruits, dates, dried red grapes, plums, raisins, Christmas spices, gingerbread, excellently integrated alcohol, nice sweetness, intense red fruits, oak wood, jam, grape-nut chocolate, freshly emptied sherry barrel, dried orange slices , creamy-sweet
    • Taste
      93 93
      Extremely pleasant mouthfeel at the beginning, sweet, extremely oily, raisins, dried fruit, Christmas spices, chocolatey, bitterness of oak occurs over time, great sherry, vanilla, fresh red fruit, sweet candied orange
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, slightly dry, spicy, fruity, Christmas spices, oak, bitter chocolate, very pleasant and flattering, sweet, caramelized wood, forest honey

  8. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I was able to enjoy this very beautiful dram as part of a private tasting.

    Color: dark amber, forest honey
    • Nose
      Intense, powidl, Kletzenbrot, oak, nuts, apricot, cocoa
    • Taste
      very strong, Kletzenbrot, nuts, oak, cocoa, coffee
    • Finish
      very long, dried fruit, cocoa, forest honey

  9. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    GLENGOYNE:
    On the taste, it has initial swathes of red apples, demerara sugar and chocolate-enrobed Turkish delight, which give way to a tangy Seville marmalade, cinnamon, cloves and rich, dark cocoa. It has an exceptionally long finish and a burst of crystallised sugar sweetness at the end.

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