I can’t say I’ve tasted a whole of different expressions from Glen Keith. A little while ago I had one that was bottled by Archives, which I thought was too oak-infused. However, a few weeks ago I was sent a sample of a Glen Keith 1993 24 Years Old by Whisky-Fässle, a German bottler. This one is very light in colour, suggesting a more moderate cask influence, which bodes well. But hey, as we all know (or should know), colour is a terrible indicator of flavour, so better to just get on with it an taste it already.
Glen Keith 1993 24 Years Old (47,6%, Whisky-Fässle)
Nose: Very light, with hint of fruit (white grapes, green apple peel, apple juice) and a layer of grassiness, followed by a whisper of aniseed. It has a slightly chalky quality too. A light acidity, as well as a subtle waxiness rounds everything out. I love this.
Taste: Lemon and grapefruit, as well as green apples and sweet apricots and nectarines. There’s even some charred oak and a hint of smoke. Did I mention that I love this?
Finish: Chalky, with some drops of apple juice. Medium in length.
Great distillate driven whisky. I love the fruitiness, but it has even more to offer than simply being a very fruity whisky. Wonderful!
Sample provided by Whisky-Fässle