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Glen Keith 14 Year Old 1991 Old Malt Cask


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

5th Dec 2019


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This is an older release of Glen Keith from the Old Malt Cask series, when it still belonged to Douglas Laing (before the demerger, now it belongs to his brother’s company Hunter Laing & Co). It was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2005. This means it has spent the same amount in the bottle as it had on the cask.

A richly fruity nose. Quite bright, if you know what I mean. Apples, pears, mandarin, peach, mirabelles and so on and so forth. Almost tropical, but still mostly European. Follow me? Nice floral note. Chamomille, buttercups and a hint of honey. Classic example of bourbon matured Glen Keith, which is something to be happy about.

On the palate it is quite fruity as well, but now chooses the tropical route. Add to the fruit of the nose some gooseberries, pineapple and melon. The whole is pretty zesty and feisty on the spices. Think white pepper, ginger and soft tannins.

The finish is wonderfully long, feisty on green oak and grapefruit.

Textbook example of an excellent bourbon matured Glen Keith.

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