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.