Copper Dog
Copper Dog


Copper Dog is a Scotch whisky that sums up all that is good about Speyside. A combination of eight single malts, Copper Dog is deliciously fruity with a hint of honey and spice.

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NOSE Fresh fruit and toffee apple; an integration of ripe orchard fruits (apples and pears), berries and a hint of citrus, layered above a background of sweet wood and creamy vanilla fudge.

PALATE Rich creamy mouthfeel, toffee apple, caramelised sugars, soft fruits and a gentle wood presence. With water, fresher fruits become more pronounced on the nose (Bramley apple, Conference pear), alongside grape skin, green pear and more wood spice. Subtle, distant spices help carry the fruit and vanilla characters, giving a long and creamy finish.

NOSE Big blast of fresh fruit – Bramley apple, cherries and grapes – then sweeter notes of Bakewell tart, sponge cake and a dash of lemon oil. Some cinnamon and nutmeg in there, too, but overall, clean and bright.

PALATE Very clean and refreshing, with orchard fruit, roasted almonds and freshly baked sponge cake drizzled with honey. Subtle creaminess and notes of vanilla and toffee.

FINISH Lovely balance between the clean fruit and soft honey.


Copper Dog Named after a device used to sneak whisky from the cask to smuggle home, Copper Dog has that same irreverent, cheeky spirit without losing the classic Speyside tradition. It was created by master blender Stuart Morrison as a tribute to all distillery workers, and has its roots in The Craigellachie Hotel, located in the heart of Speyside whisky country.



Copper Dog comes alive in an Old Fashioned – a delicious mix of whisky, bitters and sugar syrup.


50ml Copper Dog whisky
few dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 teaspoon Monin sugar syrup
1 orange



Glass of Copper Dog

1. Pour the sugar syrup, bitters and 25ml of the whisky into a rocks glass
2. Half-fill the glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds
3. Fill the glass with more ice, add the rest of the whisky and stir for another 30 seconds
4. Add garnish


Orange wedge

Neat Dog NEAT

the classic, served straight

Copper Dog & Soda COPPER DOG

fresh and clean

Copper Dog & Cola COPPER DOG

zesty and refreshing


perfect with cold beer


61 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 March

    Gentle and very pleasant to the palate. Mix it with ginger ale and a couple of rocks, and it makes a very smooth drink.

  • 5
    4 February

    This is a fab whisky. My wife bought it for my Christmas and I have nursed it until now there is only a dram left. Must visit the pub of the same name, it also looks fab. Well done Speyside.

  • 5
    20 January

    I love it, the notes of honey really come through. Perfect with a couple of ice cubes.

  • 5
    20 January

    Received from a friend as a gift. Initially wasn’t too sure, even though in my opinion you can’t really go wrong with a Speyside malt. I was wrong, its a beautifully gentle and easy drinking whisky, certainly among my favourites now.

  • 5
    19 January

    Smooth, light and easy to drink

  • 4
    5 January

    Myself being a whisky lover, a friend of mine from singapore, Gifted me a bottle of Copper Dog. Tried with Rockglass filled with ice n orange- Brilliant Finest n smoothest taste. really dont wanna share it with anyone.... thank you Nalini

  • 5
    26 December 2018

    Perfect smooth taste. Very easy to drink.

  • 5
    23 December 2018

    Brilliant! Very smooth... Goes into my collection.

  • 5
    19 December 2018

    I tried it as a cocktail (The Godfather), mixed with amaretto over ice and orange peel. Amazing. Will definitely be drinking this over Christmas and new year.

  • 5
    11 December 2018


  • 5
    12 November 2018

    I was really hoping that Loco Lounge in King's Heath might have a Speyside malt. When I asked for whisky they offered me brandy, Irish whiskey, bourbon and finally Copper Dog - jackpot. Can’t tell it’s not a single malt...

  • 5
    7 November 2018

    My husband really loved it. Won't share it with anyone else though.

  • 3
    29 September 2018

    Good Value Malt Blend made with some young Speysiders. A missed opportunity really - if only it had a 12 years age statement to enhance the flavour and settle it down. I suppose they are trying to compete directly with the success of Monkey Shoulder, so it will appear in every bar, but not a dram for the more discerning palate, as its age let it down.

  • 5
    13 September 2018

    Bought a bottle at Glasgow Airport. I am not personally a fan of blended Scotches. This has changed my mind!

  • 4
    7 September 2018

    This was a gift and has been well received.

  • 5
    22 August 2018

    My husband enjoyed this whisky – it is very smooth. Must say it arrived very well wrapped.

  • 1
    18 August 2018

    No nose, no palate, no aftertaste, just raw alcohol. I'm surprised the makers have the guts to call it a whisky.

  • 5
    30 July 2018

    Tried for the first time and boy what a very smooth drink. If you like a speyside whiskey then you will not be disappointed it has a rich smooth taste very light on the palate, had it with ice

  • 5
    9 June 2018

    Very pleasant the sherry cask comes through along with the spice aftertaste. A very nice blend of malts. There is often, in my opinion, a false one up manship regarding malt whisky there are many really nice blends, this is extremely pleasant, to my palate. I prefer my dram warm and take a good nose first then sip to feel the flavours. This was really pleasant.

  • 4
    17 May 2018

    A great scotch. I usually drink single malts but this is right up there with some. I drink scotch neat with just a splash of spring water.

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