Glen Keith

Glen Keith 20 Years Old 1992 Closed Distilleries (58%, Part Des Anges, 152 Bottles, 2013)

Glen Keith 20 Years Old 1992 Closed Distilleries

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 58%
  • Age: 20 Years Old
  • Bottling: Part Des Anges, Closed Distilleries
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £100
  • Origin: Glen Keith distillery
  • Vintage: 1992

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What they say

Distilled at Glen Kieth in 1992 and matured for 20 years before bottling in 2013.

What I say

Bottled as part of the Closed Distilleries series as at the time Glen Keith was still mothballed, later in June 2013 Glen Keith reopened and returned to production.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light amber gold (6/20), slow-forming medium-fine teas and fine legs.
  • Nose: A medley of fruit on the nose, ripe orchard fruit, apple, pear, peach and apricot with a mass of florality that lingers before turning slightly cloying and citric, lemon tarts, apple turnover pastries, icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla abound.
  • Taste: Honey and lemon, cinnamon and apple, classic flavour combinations this has excellent poise and balance, medium-light on the palate but with a syrupy/sugary quality that remains on the tongue, some oak wood, pencil shavings, nutmeg combined with vanilla, rosewater and cardamom and sappy, dry white oak wood.
  • Finish: Long, the sweetness wears off and the waxed lemons show a little acidity and sourness, becomes drying with white pepper, rose perfume and lavender build.

Overall

Starts beautifully and I had high hopes this was a great drinker at 58%, however the strength belies and oddly perfumed nature on the tail end which was just a little too floral for my palate. A sploosh of water helped!

Score 78/100

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