Glen Keith Batch 2 (44%, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, 85 Bottles, 2014)
- Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Glen Keith distillery
- 44% ABV,
- Score: 86/100
What they say:
Batch 2 of Glen Keith single malt, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, has strutted on in here like it owns the place. Funnily enough, that’s exactly what the chaps from Edinburgh Whisky Blog are doing on the label – sauntering about Edinburgh Castle in only the finest smart/smart-casual suits, having their pictures taken by adoring fans.
Batch 2 is a release of 85 numbered bottles.
‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ bottles single malts, single grains, blended malts, single grains and blends from a variety of renowned distilleries. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic-novel-style labels.
Nose: Thick, buttery pancakes, dressed up to the nines with raspberries, apple slices and crushed almonds. A smidgeon of smoke comes through after a minute or two.
Palate: The sweet pea notes from Batch 1 are back, however this time they’re joined by home-made clotted cream, crunchy cereal and an awesome core of oak.
Finish: Final flourishes of barley sugar sweets and golden syrup (probably from those pancakes…)
Overall: The Edinburgh Whisky Blog chaps have a got a swagger on, and considering how good this Glen Keith is, they have rightfully earned it.
What I say:
The final, final dram of the EWB hosted Greatness of Grain tasting at The Water of Life Society was there recently bottled Glen Keith Batch 2. Considering the small number of bottles produced and relatively low ABV, Chris and Tiger were guessing this was somewhere in the 20-25+ years old cask category – though of course no specific details are released by TBWC.
Pale straw gold
Fruity peach and pear, gristy cereal malt, porridge, some honey sweetness
Smooth, honey, butterscotch, toffee, oak wood, cereal malt barley, golden syrup oat flapjacks, fruity apple, pear and peaches
Long sweet cereals and butterscotch, some oak wood
Another fine Glen Keith dram bottled by TBWC, after an evening of Grains a return to a damn good single malt was well received and enjoyed.