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Teapot Dram
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Deliberately young and bold

Until the 1970s, Glengoyne workers enjoyed a thrice-daily dram that flowed from a bashed copper teapot in the distillery canteen. Our tribute is teeming with brown sugar, sweet fruits and soft spices. 

Flavour

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance
    Dark mahogany.
  • Nose
    Porridge, pineapple, sweet oak, cherry liqueur, dark chocolate.
  • Taste
    Sweet, soft, treacle, soft oak, pepper.
  • Finish
    Long with developing black pepper as it goes.

A teapot full of whisky

A full tumbler of whisky a day was wonderful, certainly, for the seasoned workers – but a bit much for the younger ones. To save face, they’d discretely pour their untouched drams into a copper teapot on the windowsill. However, it certainly didn’t go to waste. Our cooper would pour his ‘tea’, to enjoy a little – or a lot – more than the daily ration.

Only available at Glengoyne, the Teapot Dram IV has been lovingly recreated by men with a hazy recollection of those times. And because the daily dram would never be taken from an old cask, this is a deliberately young, bold whisky.

The daily dram: an ingenious answer to smuggling

Mr & Mrs McGeachie When William McGeachie became distillery manager in 1899, he had a difficult problem to solve. He noticed that it wasn’t just the angels taking their share from the maturing casks – the workmen were at it too.

So McGeachie gave them exactly what they wanted: a daily dram. He thought that giving them three very large drams of full strength single malt would stop them having the inclination, or indeed the wherewithal to steal quite so much. It obviously worked.