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Glen Keith 10 Year Old : drink or collect?

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@markjedi1
markjedi1 started a discussion

Glen Keith Distillery (Speyside) was mothballed in 2000. The first official bottling in 1994 was a 10 Year Old, in the Seagram's Heritage Selection. This bottle is hard to find, nowadays. At TWE I saw it listed for £50. But the reviews are anything but raving. Jim Murray gives it an 80 in his 2010 Bible.

Last night, almost by accident (or so I tell the wife) I found a bottle for only 32 EUR (£29).

Dillema: should I drink it or collect it? What would you do?

13 years ago

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@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

I'd keep it for the collection (and hope your wife doesn't read this forum).

13 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook replied

I've got a bottle, and while it isn't the best dram, it's fun to drink. I'm not a collector - I enjoy my whisky too much to leave a bottle on the shelf. The Glen Keith is now a piece of history, and I guess I like to pay my respect the traditional way.

That said, you can now sell bottles of Glen Keith for several times the value of the bottle you found, so collecting starts to become tempting.

13 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes replied

Profits on such low-end bottlings are quite small (just like blends) unless they are of outstanding quality. Which this Glen Keith is not...

12 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@ WhiskyNotes, you are quite right. And besides, I have neither the means nor the knowledge to 'invest' in whisky. But I do like to collect things, just 'to have' them. It's a perk, I can't help it.

12 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

Mark, I'm with you on that one. Its a basic human need to collect things, sometimes you don't know why, but its comforting to know they're there.

12 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook replied

But how can you resist opening it to see what it's like? My Xmas present is coming in the next couple of days, but I have already been informed that I won't be allowed to open it until Christmas. The bottles haven't even arrived, and Im already going mad!!

12 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Well, since I was able to locate a couple of miniatures of this dram, I have no need to open the bottle and can still find out if it's any good. Tasting notes WILL follow :-)

12 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook replied

Best of both worlds - well played indeed!

12 years ago 0

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