Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently unveiled the latest batch of its Teapot Dram, Batch No. 008.
Glengoyne distillers say that the Teapot Dram story is that of an old distillery tradition where workers would be given three fingers of whisky, three times a day. Most distilleries would give workers a tumbler of new-make spirit, hot off the stills. But Glengoyne would always ensure the team were given tumblers filled with a young, first-fill sherry cask whisky.
As the story goes, the less seasoned members of the distillery team would, to save face, discreetly pour some of their untouched drams into a copper teapot which sat on the canteen windowsill, ready for their older colleagues to enjoy later.
Honoring this tradition today, the Teapot Dram series features a sherry-matured limited release. In Batch No. 008, they bottled a liquid matured only in first fill European and American oak sherry casks and bottled at 59% ABV, which has a dark amber color and gives aromas of ginger, stewed apples and leather.
The distiller’s notes show that the nose makes way for a palate of soft oak, dry sherry, and velvety prunes. On the long, lingering finish, oak and spice continue with pepper and a flash of citrus.
“We’re delighted to unveil the latest installment of our Teapot Dram series just in time for the festive period,” said Barbara Turing, brand manager at Ian Macleod Distillers, in a prepared statement. “Similar to the seven batches before it, No. 008 boasts its own bold and unique character.”
Available from the Glengoyne Distillery shop and via Glengoyne.com, bottles of the Teapot Dram Batch No. 008 have a suggested retail price of £120.
Global Brand Ambassador Gordon Dundas and Distillery Manager Robbie Hughes will conduct a live-streamed tasting of the new dram with the “Glengoyne family” in the new year.
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