Glengoyne’s oldest tradition may have seen some tipsy workers!
Glengoyne’s Teapot Dram is a well-presented and unassuming bottle that is hiding a hilarious company secret.
It is said that there was a 150 year old tradition at the distillery that each week, the master brewer would select a cask from the warehouse from which each distillery worker was entitled three 3 drams per day: one at 9am, one at midday, and one at 3pm.
According to tradition, each worker was allowed three fingers of whisky. So, of course, the colleague with the chubbiest fingers was put forward to be the measure. As a result of this, some of these drams were so large that many workers could not finish theirs. Three of these drams would surely knock you under the table!
And so, the remnants of these drams were decanted into a copper teapot, from which the workers who could hold their drink would sip throughout the day.
Unfortunately, this tradition died out in the 1970s. Drinking on the job is much more frowned upon these days! However, you can get a taste for yourself of the so-called ‘Teapot Dram’. We have a bottle available to buy on our shop. So, go on, partake in the tradition!