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Glen Keith 10 Year Old

Simple, sweet and unobtrusively pleasant

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@jdcookReview by @jdcook

2nd Nov 2009


Glen Keith 10 Year Old
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The nose is very light, sweet and floral. Simple and straightforward, but certainly pleasant.

The flavour starts light and sweet, like the nose, but then there is a warm wave of spiced-honey spirit. Again, a straightforward malt, but nicely pleasant.

The finish is longer than I remembered, but isn't terribly long, the floral notes come back as a complement to the honeyed spices.

This is a simple malt, but certainly worth it at the price it was on sale for. It's a good pre-dinner malt - light and unobtrusive, yet pleasantly warming.

Apparently this malt is becoming harder to find, which is a pity. While it is probably the lowest rated malt on my shelf, it is the first 'cheap' malt that I bought that didn't taste like paint thinner, and so it was the first malt that showed me you didn't need to pay large sums to get a decent daily dram. It gets an extra half star for that...

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markjedi1 commented

I read in the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2010 that this distillery was mothballed in 2000 and that the 10 Year Old was officially released in 1994. It is indeed rather hard to find these days, but I was able to pick up a bottle today at 32 EUR (that's about 40 USD). Now... Should I open it, or save it?

14 years ago 0

jdcook commented

It's one of those things that's hard to quantify. I enjoy whisky for the taste, so I personally would find it hard to collect a bottle (I would want to open it and try it). That said this isn't the greatest whisky ever made, so you aren't missing out on a divine experience by trying it.

Still my curiosity would get the better of me... ;)

14 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

I was able to track two miniatures, so I'll give it a go and keep the big bottle unopened. Best of both worlds.

14 years ago 0