Glen Keith 1985
Cask #12299-12302 70cl x 41.9% Volume.
Traditional oak hogshead. – Speyside single malt.
Distilled 3 May 1985 – Bottled 1 July 2015
Superb honey, fruity sweet nose. Compact marzipan, almondy and pine. Spice explosion with lovely orange liquer and dried ginger on the palate. The finish is fab with its brilliant fruity tannins. Love it…
Whisky Magazine Issue 133 reviews
Review by Chris – 8.7 POINTS
Nose: Beautifully mature and tropical with hints of green apple, gooseberry, apricot and barley. Slightly coffeed with some lovely honey and dusty oak.
Palate: Fresher and crisper with the emphasis on the white fruit, barley and mineral notes. Lightly honeyed with a more subtle oak character.
Finish: Fantastically long with lingering crisp green apple and citrus.
Comments: A lovely mature malt which skilfully blends maturity and freshness.
Review by Joel – 8.8 POINTS
Nose: Honeysuckle and lavender with a touch of chilli oil and coconut. Very much the classic Speyside style and it develops well with time.
Palate: Medium body with a hint of oiliness, it gives a lovely white chocolate start with Royal Jelly coming in and finally some rich runny honey. Well balanced and well rounded. Works well with water too.
Finish: Sweet buttered popcorn, syrup and upside down cake.
Comments: I’m sure Whinnie the Pooh would love this, all runny honey sweetness.
Located on the site of an old corn mill, on the river Isla and in the town of Keith (opposite the Strathisla distillery). The Glen Keith distillery opened as a triple distilled malt in 1958. In 1970, two additional stills were added when production switched to double distillation and made use of the first gas-fired stills in Scotland. The malt was widely used in blends. Distillery mothballed 1999. Reopened June 2013. Aside from Glen Keith, this Highland distillery produced two peated malts under the names Glenisla and Craigduff.
It wasn’t until 1990 that the first distillery bottlingwas released. Official bottlings are very rare, but independent bottlers such as Lombard give a much needed profile to this whisky.