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


51 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 days ago

    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 days ago

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

  • 3
    29 September

    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

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

  • 4
    7 September

    This was a gift and has been well received.

  • 5
    22 August

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

  • 1
    18 August

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 5
    9 May

    Killer. My absolute favorite to make an Old Fashion. Love it neat too.

  • 5
    16 April

    Superb value for money dram

  • 3
    3 April

    I remember Copperdog tasting better the first time I tried it. The Copperdog I drank in my local was cruddy.

  • 4
    2 April

    not as good as i expected but nice all the same. a bit earthy, liqourice and spice, bit of sherry.

  • 5
    28 March

    Great blended malt whisky. Very smooth, easy to drink. So good I've added one to my collection.

  • 5
    27 March

    Smooth as silk

  • 3
    27 March

    Whisky is OK but doesn’t live up to the hype.

  • 5
    23 March

    This is scotch? So good, I almost thought it was Irish!

  • 2
    19 March

    It’s decent for the price. I still prefer Monkey Shoulder though.

  • 5
    11 March

    Very very smooth

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