Glen Keith 20 years old (D.1997, B.2018) Signatory Vintage / 46%/ –
Glen Keith Distillery operated from 1957 to 1999 and its almost entire output went into Seagram’s blends, mainly 100 Pipers, Passport and to lesser extent Chivas Regal. The distillery reopened in 2013 after major renovation with distilling capacity increased to 6 million liters of spirit per annum. There is no current official bottling of Glen Keith single malt and Independent Bottlers rather seldom include this whisky in their range. Glen Keith 20 years old, part of Signatory Vintage Un-chillfiltered Collection, comprises whisky distilled on May 26, 1997, aged in two hogsheads (nos. 72591 and 72592) and bottled at 46% abv on April 3, 2018.
Nose: malty, breakfast cereals, vanilla, toffee, ripe apples and peaches, green grapes, touch of marzipan, white pepper, hay and oak.
Palate: smooth, vanilla, brown sugar, baked apples, gooseberries, quince jelly, lemon peel, hints of ginger and pepper and delicate oaky dryness.
Finish: medium long, with notes of vanilla, honey, white pepper, lemon grass, and oak.