Glen Keith

Glen Keith 10 Years Old (43%, OB, 1990’s)

Glen Keith 10 Years Old

  • Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • 43% ABV,
  • £100 for 70cl
  • Score: 84/100

GlenKeith10yo

What they say:

Official bottling from Glen Keith, a 10 year old whisky originally released in the 1990s when the distillery was owned by dearly departed Seagrams.

What I say:

Received as a sample from a friend. This is the official 10 Years Old Glen Keith bottling by Seagrams. Produced during their ownership of the distillery from 1983 before it was mothballed in 1999 and eventually sold to Chivas Brothers who eventually reopened it in 2013. This example was from the early 1990’s. Many thanks to Adam for the sample.

Colour:

Full gold (10/20), medium-heavy droplet tears

Nose:

Sweet honey, golden syrup, cereal barley, fruity apple, orange, nectarine, sweet floral primrose and rose, fondant and empire biscuits

Taste:

Oily and buttery, gentle and delicate, cereal barley malt, touches of orange oil and lemon zest or essence, slightly souring, followed by sweet icing sugar and vanilla, coconut and caramel, woody oak.

Finish:

Medium, sour oak wood, cereal barley and zesty spices

Overall:

Pleasing and enjoyable for a 10 year old expression, plenty of sweet, fruity and floral notes in this whisky to keep it interesting. A pleasure to sample a little piece of history too as there was plenty of renovation work at Glen Keith in 2012 before re-opening so there is a good chance this particular expression may never be replicated by the new owners.

2 replies »

    • It is unlikely to be a fake as these bottles are fairly common.
      The appear reasonably frequently at auction and have sold from anywhere between £25 and £50, again not expensive enough for someone to go to the trouble of making fakes.

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