Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
1st Fill Oloroso Casks
Batch 004
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 May 2015 12:42 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 270.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne Teapot Dram

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Sherry bomb with all the consequences, it’s harsh but interesting in places. Today I came up with this style (88)
    • Nose
      Mushrooms and leather, wood, flavored tobacco, caramel lacquer, dark chocolate and nuts with dried fruits ... a little foam of cappuccino and cherry syrup, spices and halva (22)
    • Taste
      Dry, juicy, strong tea, leather, wood (22)
    • Finish
      Finish wood, leather, sweet lacquer and nuts, spices, mint, cherry and tobacco (22)

  2. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Simply delicious, especially in winter.
    • Nose
      Mmmmhhh !! Wonderfully sweet and dark fruity! A real sherry board. Raisins, plums, dates. Dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Creamy consistency. As in the nose, the taste is sweet and dark-fruity. Tastes almost like a high-proof sherry. With a good dash of oak at the back but without becoming bitter.
    • Finish
      Warm and long-lasting aromatic.

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    got it at the distillery for £ 90 in 2016!
    A powerful, complex top paint!
    [Color] mahogany;
    • Nose
      full, fruity sherry, dark fruits (raisins, berries), dark chocolate;
    • Taste
      diluted: a strong start, lots of sherry, dark fruits (plums, raisins), toffee, strong spice, oak;
    • Finish
      nice long finish with dark chocolate;

  5. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A great balanced whisky, available for everybody.
    The nose, taste and finish are all good.
    • Nose
      Some wood
    • Taste
      Red fruit
    • Finish
      Red fruit

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Gneisenau scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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

    This is a pleasant afternoon tea Scotts style! Very well balanced with a nice complexity. A lovely, intense and characterful dram. Incredible rich and powerful, nothing for the faint-hearted. Likewise to be enjoyed neat or diluted.
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with plenty of sherry flavours, complemented by a touch of metallike notes, maybe owing to the juvenile part of this whisky. Rummy with treacle, dark cherries, raisins and a whiff of sulphur. A touch of lingering oak emerges along with pleasant dark chocolate in the back. A rich nose!
    • Taste
      Rather sweet and soft start on the palate with delicate sherry flavour, treacle and dark fruit. This is immediately followed by a warm and intense spiciness with oak, white pepper and liquorice. Very warm indeed, even hot. After the heat's fading away, a pleasant and nice sweetness remains with dark honey, red baked apples and nougat. Very powerful and pleasantly satisfying.
    • Finish
      Long and warm finish. Sweet with sticky honey on the tongue, lingering nutty notes and a dry and slightly peppery end.

      WITH WATER: There is more sherry aroma and delicate fruit on the nose with significant more apples coming through. Sweet with fruit, treacle and liquorice on the palate, along with plenty of warm spice. Long and creamy finish, with hot spice on the tail. Extremely warming.

  9. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glengoyne;

    Colour: Dark mahogany

    Nose: Porridge, pineapple, sweet oak, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate

    Palate: Sweet, soft, treacle, soft oak, pepper

    Finish: Long with developing black pepper as it goesThree fingers of whisky, three times a day. That was the daily regime for the Glengoyne workers for over 150 years – gathering in the canteen for a dram at nine o’clock, midday, and three o’clock.

    Wonderful, certainly, for the seasoned workers – but a bit much for the younger ones. To save face, they’d take the first dram, then discretely pour the next two into a copper teapot on the windowsill. However, it certainly didn’t go to waste. Their older colleagues - veterans of the dram one and all – would intersperse official drams with unofficial “cups of tea”.

    Only available at Glengoyne, the Teapot Dram IV has been lovingly recreated by men with a hazy recollection of those times. Bottled at 58.7%, this batch of 3,178 bottles was created by marrying seven First Fill Sherry casks.

    The casks have certainly done their job: the natural colour of dark mahogany, and packed with sweet treacle, soft oak and black pepper. It’s a treat, for sure, but it would be irresponsible of us to recommend the consumption of nine fingers’ worth by mid-afternoon.A little goes a long way.

  10. SteveW110 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great Sherry-Dram, reminiscent of many younger PX Single Casks by Glendronach, but without the spicy touch of GlenDronach. PX sherry is dominant, liquorice, dried fruit, slightly sweet and a little oak. Finish medium, with sherry, chocolate, licorice and dried fruits - 87 points

    falls back a bit behind the previous bottlings.

    Make a good splash of water
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    LordBellamy, it's an Oloroso sherry!


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