Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Batch 003
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 apr 2014 7:20 pm by Tubaman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 412.90

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Whisky reviews for Glengoyne Teapot Dram

19 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: dark amber, chestnut (without dye)

    - an incredibly good sherry single malt
    - Water is definitely good for whisky
    - phenomenally tasty and intense, a lot of depth with one
    Sherry power, almost overpowering in smell
    than in taste
    - at that time about 120 - 150€ in the distillery not cheap,
    but also an exceptionally good and tasty one
    Glengoyne whisky
    - highly recommended
    • Nose
      Strong, voluminous sweet sherry, dates, sultanas, old wet wood, light oak spice (European oak)
    • Taste
      very strong (very strong attack at cask strength) fruity attack, strong volume and fruit aroma, lots of sherry, orange, complex and salivating
    • Finish
      long, fruity, sherry-heavy finish;
      very long aftertaste with a lot of fruit aromas, dry sherry and oak spice

  2. herby.usa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great sherry dram.
    After a tasting, with a little patience, I bought a bottle at auction (even at a reasonable price).
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 21 86+

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Intense and heavy sherried malt, not too old but old enough. It did not strike me as "stellar" and reminded me of older a'bundhs which were more affordable back then so I did not buy this Teapot dram at the distillery in 2014 for £85. In 2020 things are different though... If you can get a bottle for 200 EUR, go buy. :-)

  6. dr.mad scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Cucumber, cut grass
    • Taste
      76 76
      Disappointing, it tastes like it had a potential that it did not meet. Bottled to early. What could have been
    • Finish
      80 80
      Ok, end message

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Available for £ 75 at the distillery in 2014! A strong, voluminous toppaint!

    [Color] mahogany;
    • Nose
      a lot of oak, dark fruits (raisins), dry sherry;
    • Taste
      diluted: a full spicy-nutty onset, sherry, raisins, dates, tobacco, leather, a lot of oak, complex;
    • Finish
      spicy, long finish; in the end bitter with oak and walnuts;

  8. zaphod155 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    All in all, a strong sherry bomb. Unfortunately not very cheap
    • Nose
      Full and juicy, cherry juice, strawberry jam and blackberry. The sherry comes, of course. After a while spices such as cinnamon and star anise, oak and dark chocolate come.
    • Taste
      Right at the onset of heavy sherry and dark fruits, raisins, ripe figs, a certain sharpness of ginger, dark chocolate to coffee, full and strong.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy with dark fruits and chocolate.

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet. Pickled dark cherries, oranges, cloves. Worn leather, eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Sticky. Cherry sweets, semolina pudding with raspberry sauce. Blueberries, some pepper, dry dark chocolate, oak spice.

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Glengoyne is a true splendor. Intense sherry and wood aromas, spicy and tart berries and even old leather flavors make this malt a taste experience, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Fruity, slightly bitter Sherry rises immediately after pouring out of the glass. Green apples and orange peel mix, raisins and caramel exude a wonderful aroma. Burnt sugar and apricots play together, the alcohol is harmoniously integrated despite almost 60%. A touch of vanilla and sweetness penetrate through the now overripe fruits. A subtle leather note is intensified, light chocolate aroma comes to light.
    • Taste
      Intense and spicy sherry beats mercilessly. Spicy wood and dark berries end in a peppery pungency. A decent load of pepper heats the palate. While the sharpness fades away slowly, dry and dry oak notes emerge. Raisins and dates, wet leather and wooden elements now dominate the taste. Peppery pungency is still a spicy spectacle in the mouth. A light nut note is created at the end of the taste.
    • Finish
      Spicy and spicy wood dominate the beginning of the departure. For ages, the spicy but fruity wood and the peppery spiciness radiate an interesting and pleasant aroma. Tart wood tones and pale walnut flavor finish the finish slowly.

  11. André scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    a good story, beautiful nose very pronounced taste and the finish is almost too much.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      82 82

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


    Glengoyne 'The Teapot Dram Batch 3' (59.4%, OB, 3484 bottles, 2014)  One of the fully-sherried Glengoynes. The teapot doesn’t mean this is for old ladies, mind you (with apologies to our British friends). Colour: dark amber. Nose: a rather stone-y sherry at first, with a little gunpowder and flints, but it would rather develop on truckloads of raisins and prunes, with this meaty background that’s always so lovable, between chicken soup and sweet soy sauce. And there’s some pipe tobacco. With water: a little oak popping out. Some soup made out of prune juice and pencil shavings – and that works. Mouth (neat): big, very chewy, prune-y, raisiny, and shock-full of toffee. It’s really thick, and goes a bit towards those feelings of fur tongue. With water: we tamed it. Some mint coming through, as well as a faint charcoaly feeling. Direr raisins. Finish: quite long, on… some millionaire shortbread! Comments: more or less in the same league as that of the A’bunadhs and GF 105… In other words, it does not quite do things by half. Like! SGP:651 - 85 points.

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Inviting nose, then rather disappointing due to the bitterness. Quite one-dimensional too. I haven't tried earlier batches, but I've come across several single cask offerings and this one doesn't get even close. It's still a good and drinkable whisky, though, just not the finest example of Glengoyne malt.
    • Nose
      Very aromatic and by far the best aspect of this whisky. Heavy aromas of cherry liquer, stewed plums, milk chocolate and a hint of solvents or shoe polish.
    • Taste
      Heavy, thick, initially sweet on stewed prunes, dates, demerara sugar and coffee, develops in a bitter direction.
    • Finish
      And the bittersweet impression from the taste continues into the finish, fading rather early.

  14. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Deep amber.

    Smell: A full, lush, balanced and complex whisky with aromas of vanilla, lush sherry, solvents, fresh figs, apple (red and green), fruit cake, oak, rum, old books, leather, old ropes, raisins, croissants, earthy tones, coffee, dark caramel, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, candied lemon peels, star anise, banana, coconut, roasted hazelnuts, candied ginger, subtle sulphur and creamy oak. 

    Taste: A powerful, full, rich, balanced and complex dram with aromas of oak, rosewood, leather, sherry, solvent, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, dates, apricots and sweet plums), sweet tobacco, barley, tannins, chocolate, earthy tones, subtle sulphur, orange peels, varnish, vegetal tones, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar and subtle marzipan.

    Finish: A long, drying and warm finish with aromas of lush sherry, oak, tannins, dried fruits, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, forest honey and rich wood spices.

    Conclusion: This is a beautiful and complex whisky that really needs your full attention. Give it some tome in your glass so that all the flavours can develop. But after that you are served with lush and ever changing flavours. It is nicely balanced and has a strong delivery. This is my kind of dram.


  15. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Considering its young age (between 8 and 12 years old), this is already a
    well-balanced and complex whisky. Very enjoyable neat. A lovely,
    sophisticated and charming dram. It definitely needs air to develop its
    full aroma.
    • Nose
      Very fresh nose. Starts quite fruity with green and red apples. Full of
      sherry flavours with a touch of raisins. Toffee, butterscotch and oak
      spice with hints of lemon pith dryness.
    • Taste
      Strong start with a sweet infusion of sherry, brown sugar and malted
      barley. Delicate tones of raisins and even marzipan, mixed with red
      apples and prickling oak. Very appealing on the tongue!
    • Finish
      Quite long with a delicate mouth feel. Soft nutty flavours with a long, dry and spicy finish.

      WITH WATER: Significant more apples mixed with oaky spice and the remaining sweetness of sherry and brown sugar.

  17. Mushinico scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. croz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit unbalanced, needs a splash of water. A good Glengoyne but not near their Single Casks releases
    • Nose
      Figs, brown sugar, cinnamon and some ginger
    • Taste
      Thick flavor, strawberry, lots of sherry and Christmas pudding
    • Finish
      Long, stunner, lingering taste of sherry

  19. GlenPiWi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Wood Type:First Fill Sherry
    Casks: 5 Sherry Butts and 1 Sherry Hogshead
    Number of Bottles:3484
    Distillation Date:2002-2006
    Bottling Date:April 2014Source: Glengoyne website


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