Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky today (Wednesday) unveiled the latest batch of its coveted Teapot Dram – Batch No. 007.
Only 3,993 bottles of the spirit will be available to whisky connoisseurs exclusively from the Glengoyne Distillery shop and online.
Whisky fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of this truly limited-edition whisky, which has been matured to perfection in only 10 first fill European Oak Oloroso sherry casks in the dunnage warehouses of Glengoyne.
Given the rarity of a whisky to be matured 100% first fill European Oak sherry casks, Teapot Dram Batch No. 007 (ABV of 59.9%) is sure to be once again one of Glengoyne’s most sought-after expressions, with no other whisky in the brand’s portfolio matured in this way.
The limited-edition malt is rich copper in colour and boasts initial swathes of red apples, demerara sugar and chocolate-enrobed Turkish delight, which give way to a tangy Seville marmalade, cinnamon, cloves and rich, dark cocoa. It has an exceptionally long finish and a burst of crystallised sugar sweetness at the end.
Katy Muggeridge, senior brand manager at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be unveiling the latest batch in our ever-popular Glengoyne Teapot Dram series, just in time for the festive season.
‘Each batch has its own incomparable character, having been carefully and patiently nurtured and selected at its prime, and Batch No. 007 is no exception. Luscious and mouth-coating, it may even be our best batch yet and certainly one which we know our fans will be raving over.’
The Teapot Dram series has been created in tribute to an old Glengoyne Distillery tradition: until the 1970s, workers would be given three fingers of whisky, three times each day. Most distilleries gave their teams new make spirit, but not Glengoyne. At Glengoyne, the finest whisky from first fill Oloroso sherry casks was chosen for the distillery workers’ drams. The less seasoned stillmen would, to save face, 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.
Glengoyne Distillery is owned by one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. Glengoyne runs the slowest stills in Scotland to build up fruity richness and fill the finest Oloroso Sherry casks.
Teapot Dram Batch No. 007 will be available with an RRP of £120.
Due to exceptionally high demand for the Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch No. 007, this product may take longer to ship than the usual glengoyne.com delivery timescales.