Glengoyne Teapot Dram

Glengoyne Teapot Dram.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret these whiskies differently from me.

On the 13th July 2017 I took part in the second of a series of blind tastings run by Brian who runs the Malt Musings blog. The idea was simple, five of us select 3 whiskies each and send samples to each other – each of our samples are given a letter to represent us and a number to represent where in the tasting they will be used. We then taste through the samples live on Twitter and try to guess what they are. It’s a great test of your tasting abilities but also really enjoyable to try something without any pre-conceptions based on origin, abv etc.

To read a review of the first blind tasting you can go to Brian’s post here. Our third blind tasting took place on 26th July – tasting notes from this session will be coming shortly.

Colour:

Mahogany.

Nose:

Alcohol to start but once you can get past this there’s lots of fruit – berries and strawberry. Also slight almond note, caramel, vanilla and a touch of marzipan.

Palate:

Have to get past that alcohol again but then sweet and fruity but drying (down to high abv). Strawberries again and a slight citrus edge but also more of that sweeter side, again I got a touch of marzipan and almond too. Oak and pepper also come out on the palate.

Warning on this one – it is a high abv and if you’re not used to that you might want to add a splash of water to this one!

Finish:

Oak and pepper but again giving way to fruit that keeps on going.

Overall:

What a dram! At 59.6% it is not for the feint hearted, it is however entirely worth it. In truth I’ve not found a Glengoyne expression I haven’t enjoyed but with it’s sky high abv this was something else, so much so I didn’t get around to adding any water to it and polished it off neat.

Don’t just take my word for it though – Brian has done a review of our #BlindTasting sessions and this dram was the favourite of all those tried by a long way.

 

Notes:

Notes taken from Glengoyne website:

 

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.
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