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Glen Keith AD. Rattray 1993/2012 Bourbon Hogsh #97114

Austere Rosebank

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

21st Feb 2015


Glen Keith AD. Rattray 1993/2012 Bourbon Hogsh #97114
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  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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This is a review of the Glen Keith 1993/2012 by AD Rattray, matured in a Bourbon hogshead for 19 years.

Nose: a vague mineral nose, fairly grassy, with a whiff of lemon peel in the background.

Mouth: a light body maybe a tad oily. The palate opens with a sharp alcoholic bite and notes of raisin, blossoms with tones of tangerine and ends with a drying mouth feel. (with water added: brings out the tangerine, the profile reminds me more of a Rosebank without the excessive fruity notes)

Finish: long and lingering with notes of cereal and white apples. Tongue stimulating crumbs of spicy ginger. (with water added: finish becomes extremely bitter)

Verdict: Give this whisky some air. I wasn't expecting much after a fairly disappointing nose, but the palate was though austere in style, an exuberant feast of flavor. however it takes some time to adjust to the high alcoholic opening, certainly if this is your first dram of the evening,but this whisky really grows on you. TIP: try it neat first and gradually balance this one out by adding water

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