Glen Keith

Glen Keith 20 Years Old 1995 Old Particular

Glen Keith 20 Years Old 1995 Old Particular Cask 11169 (Douglas Laing)

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What they say

This right here is a 20 year old Glen Keith, which was matured in a single hogshead cask. Said hogshead was filled up by Glen Keith in November 1995 and, in June 2016, it was cracked open by Douglas Laing to bottle the whisky for their Old Particular range. 261 bottles were produced.

What I say

A 20 year old Glen Keith, bottled independently by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular range at 51.5% ABV. This produced 261 bottles so I’m guessing a refill ex-Bourbon HH was most likely used here. A chance therefore to sample some aged Glen Keith spirit character.

  • ABV 51.5%
  • Age 20 Years Old
  • Bottler Douglas Laing
  • Bottling Old Particular
  • Cask 11169
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £59.95
  • Origin Glen Keith Distillery
  • Outturn 261 bottles
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2016
  • Vintage 1995

My tasting notes

  • Appearance White wine gold (8/20), numerous, medium-fine, long fine tears.
  • Nose Sweet, citric lemon, lemon meringue pie, soft apple, peach, barley malt, cereal, honey, flapjack, soft florals, rose and lemon Turkish delight, vanilla.
  • Taste Rich & fruity, juicy, apple, pear, lemon, milled barley flour, cereal, grassy, hay, wood & solvent, cleansing, medium-bodied, orange juice and oil, zesty with some spicy white pepper and ginger.
  • Finish Medium-long, spiced, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, vaporous, fruity bubblegum and putty.
  • Overall Fruity, solventy and woody. A clever mix which stays entertaining but becomes a touch spicy and vaporous towards the end.

Score 84/100

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