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Glengoyne’s Teapot Dram Is Back With Batch 009

The makers of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently debuted the latest batch of their Teapot Dram, Batch No. 009.

A statement from Glengoyne explains that Teapot Dram is the limited-edition range from the Highland distiller and tells the story of an old distillery tradition where workers would be given three fingers of whisky, three times a day.

Most distilleries would give workers new-make spirits, hot off the stills. At Glengoyne, they would fill the team’s tumblers with whisky from first-fill Sherry casks.

Glengoyne Teapot Dram No. 9
The makers of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently debuted the latest batch of their Teapot Dram, Batch No. 009. (image via Glengoyne)

As the story goes, the “less-seasoned” members of the distillery team would 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, Glengoyne distillers noted, the Teapot Dram has remained a deliberately strong, sherry matured limited-release since it was launched.

The distiller’s notes show that Batch No. 9 is matured exclusively in first-fill European and American oak Sherry casks. The whisky clocks in at 58.9% ABV.

On the nose, Batch No. 009 has aromas of apple strudel with almond flakes, chocolate coated raisins, and hints of creme caramel. It tastes of sticky toffee pudding with dates and spices from cinnamon and cloves, hints of dark berries and dried fruits from the sherry cask.

The edition is limited to 3,000 bottles, and is available now via the Glengoyne website and at their distillery shop. It has a suggested retail price of £140. And Glengoyne celebrates the launch of Teapot Dram No. 9 with a Teapot tour at the distillery grounds as well.

Katy Muggeridge, brand director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said that as the Teapot range continues to grow in popularity, it makes for “such an exciting time at the distillery. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Glengoyne Distillery on our new Teapot Tour to try this indulgent and decadent whisky.”

For more information, to schedule a tour, or to find a bottle, check out www.glengoyne.com.

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Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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