Passion for Whisky is a well-known Dutch liquor store. Crazy Bert works with them for the first time with this very limited (only 42 bottles) Glen Keith. It cost around 150 EUR but – as is usually the case with this kind of releases – long gone. The rest of the cask (114 bottles) were shipped by Asta Morris to their patner in the Far East, GaiaFlow.
Wonderfully creamy and fruity nose on banana, apricots, red apples in a frying pan, honey and coconut. Some vanilla and something that brings Mello Cakes to mind. There is a waxy and herbal side to it, giving it depth. A pinch of cinnamon, a leaf of mint and sage. Top.
Powerful upon arrival, very sweet and spicy. Banana, apricots and coconuts return, joined by some citrussy notes. Think grapefruit and blood oranges. Loads of honey. The spices are loud, but he can handle it. Think cinnamon, allspice and candied ginger. Very complete.
Fabulously long finish that remains creamy and only offers some tannins at the death.
Bert needs to reconsider his priorities and stop sending all these goodies to the Land of the Rising Sun. I’m sure it’s good for business, but keeping a bit more of these gems in our neck of the woods would please many. Appreciated.