Bought – Lincoln Whisky Shop, 4th March 2014
Bottled in 2011, this Glen Keith is at least 17 years old, if not 18. When hunting for reviews I found another two ‘Connoisseur’s Choice’ bottles from 1993, one bottled in 2005 and the other in 2009. This 2011 seems too recent to have got a review but comments on the bottles from 2005 and 2009 suggest it’s likely to be average/good. At least it’s 46% so it will have a decent kick to it. Not a malt that would set the whisky world alight but an interesting one to compare with my earlier bottle of 1983 Glen Keith.
Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013
76/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 9 reviewers)
79/100 – Whisky Fun (February 2005)
This bottle of Glen Keith was released sometime in the 1990s (probably between 1994-1998) before the distillery was mothballed in 1999. It remained closed for 14 years before opening again in June 2013. First founded in 1957 and opened in 1960, Glen Keith has the claim-to-fame of being the first new distillery to open in Speyside in the 20th century. The Glen Keith malt was a component of Chivas Regal, 100 Pipers and the Passport blend. I’ve got Chivas Regal but 100 Pipers and Passport are still on my shopping list.