I discovered this Glen Keith at the whiskyfestival Sprits in the Sky in November 2018. It was however bottled for the Whisky Fair in Germany. Apparently a few bottles found their way to my neck of the woods. This Speysider, bottled by The Nectar of the Daily Drams, was distilled in 1993. You already know that 1990s Glen Keith rarely disappoints. So expectations for this one are high.
The nose is surprisingly closed at first. It takes quite a bit of patience (and hand warmth) to get it to reveal itself. My first impression is guimauve (I have found this in Glen Keith before), green banana and ferns. Quite waxy, actually. Hint of white chocolate and a slice of pineapple. A touch herbal.
Wonderfully creamy on the palate, but fairly hot. Next to the guimauve and banana (more ripe than on the nose) and cooked fruits. The prelude to an apricot marmalade, so to speak. Hint of coconut. Caramelized ginger and some liquorice. A bitter touch as if from Seville oranges and some lemon juice. Very balanced, it has to be said.
The finish is long, with again guimauve, banana and some ginger.
Top dram, but no longer available, I’m afraid.