The Highland distiller's popular limited-edition range, now on its ninth batch, tells the story of an old distillery tradition where workers would be given three fingers of whisky, three times a day.
While most distilleries would give workers new-make spirit straight off the stills, Glengoyne ensured the provision of tumblers of whisky from first-fill sherry casks. It was common practice for less experienced members of the distillery team to pour some of their untouched drams into a copper teapot on the canteen window still, ready for their more seasoned colleagues to enjoy later.
Paying homage to this tradition, the Teapot Dram was launched as, and remains, a bold sherry-matured limited edition. Batch No. 9 has been matured exclusively in first-fill European and American oak sherry casks and bottled at 58.9% ABV, with only 3,000 bottles available.
Katy Muggeridge, brand director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: "We’re so pleased to share the latest Teapot Dram, Batch No. 9. We know the range continues to grow in popularity, and it is always such an exciting time at the distillery when our latest dram is unveiled. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Glengoyne Distillery on our new Teapot Tour to try this indulgent and decadent whisky."
To celebrate the launch of Teapot Dram No. 9, Glengoyne is launching the Teapot Tour and Tasting at the distillery, on which visitors can hear stories from the distillery's rich past and sample a dram of the new release, along with two other whiskies from the Glengoyne range.
Glengoyne Teapot Dram No. 9 will be available from 22 May via the Glengoyne website and the distillery shop priced at £140.