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Glen Keith 1995/2015 Signatory Vintage

Gypsum Hell

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

16th Feb 2016


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Once in a while, you make a calculated guess when visiting a specialist whisky shop and you pick a reasonably priced bottle from the shelf, from a distillery you appreciate by an independent bottler you trust. Not to boast but I’ve seldom been mistaken in these matters. But oh boy, how wrong was I with this Glen Keith from Signatory Vintage…

Description: a 19yo Glen Keith by Signatory Vintage, a vatting of hogsheads #171204 and 171205 for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: a mineral nose that immediately turns sour, with a bouquet of moss, wet wood, gypsum dust, lemon peel and an unappetising side note of sweaty feet.

Mouth: oily body, the sourness from the nose rescinds on the palate. The strong taste of gypsum, like sucking on piece of blackboard chalk, a strong alcoholic bite with an insane amount of pepper.

Finish: medium long drying finish with a fatty aftertaste, an indigestion of pepper causes a burning afterglow.

Verdict: I love Signatory, I like Glen Keith, what happened? What I dislike in particular is that bloated feeling you get from the fatty texture. To sum the experience from this whisky up: sniffing sweaty feet, sucking on blackboard chalk and getting punched in the stomach afterwards. Checking the Whiskybase score: 81/100,… hmm that’s far too generous for this train wreck of a whisky…

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Nozinan commented

Are you sure the bottle seal was intact? Maybe they emptied the Glen Keith and put in LAMBERTUS...

6 years ago 0

Victor commented

Chalk? Scary. A word to the wise is sufficient. It is always a service for members to do reviews of whiskies which are better avoided. Thanks for your review, @Pandemonium.

6 years ago 0

Pandemonium commented

@Nozinan Lambertus is your personal Loch Dhu, isn't it? @Victor Luckily there are few of these around, I believe they were only released for the Belgian/Dutch market

6 years ago 0

Nozinan commented


I wish I had a chance to try the Loch Dhu. It's just that some of the descriptors triggered memories best left buried.

6 years ago 0

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