Teapot Dram Batch No. 006
Whisky type
Single Malt
Glengoyne Distillery
Highland, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
Limited edition
2,772 bottles
In collection

Review by Glengoyne


Dark mahogany.


Fresh pineapple, digestive biscuits, rosehip, sherbet, rose petals


Sweet treacle, cinnamon, marzipan, cloves, mouth-coating


Long, sweetness, oak, developing black peppercorn as it goes.


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 sweet treacle, digestive biscuits, cinnamon, marzipan and soft spices.

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, theyd discretely pour their untouched drams into a copper teapot which sat on the canteen windowsill, ready for their older colleagues.

Only available at Glengoyne, the Teapot Dram Batch No. 006 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.

When William McGeachie became distillery manager in 1899, he had a difficult problem to solve. He noticed that it wasnt 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.