Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 7 (59.9%, OB 2020)

The Glengoyne Teapot Dram is a ‘tribute to the daily dram that the Glengoyne workers enjoyed three times each day from copper teapots in the distillery canteen’. It’s already a much-loved ongoing batch release – batch 7 is quickly selling out but is still available at the distillery shop and a few other places. As usual, it’s mainly young whisky matured predominantly in first-fill sherry casks.

Nose: Turkish delight (rose flavour to be precise), caramel, cinnamon, cloves, baked pears.

Palate: Intense, no-holds-barred sherried Glengoyne at its finest. Turkish delight again, a mulled wine note with all the spices it entails, ripe apples, dark chocolate.

Finish: Long, on dark chocolate.

Comments: If you’re like me and find that a lot of sherry bombs tend to blend into one another, the Glengoyne Teapot Dram is for you: it has both big, bold sherry notes from the cask influence and enough individuality. It’s arguably slightly too expensive compared to its rivals, but the quality speaks for itself.

Score: 88/100

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