This Glen Keith 1994, bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd, has been open for a few months. But now that this bottle is approaching its end very quickly, I wrote some tasting notes for it before it’s too late. And that was just in time because after writing this review, I poured myself another dram and that was the end of this bottle …
That actually says enough about this Glen Keith, it was indeed one that I really enjoyed. I should have placed a spoiler alert actually, sorry for that. So let’s quickly move on to the tasting notes, of which you now already know the outcome anyway.
This Glen Keith has matured for 24 years and is bottled at 59.2% ABV. Cask no. 157679.
Glen Keith 1994 tasting notes:
Nose: Red fruit, with raspberries and red berries. Strawberry jam. Then it goes towards almonds and lemons. Sweet honey. It’s quite concentrated, which is very nice here. It is somewhat heathery too. With water: Fruitier. It moves more towards the red fruits and it adds grapefruit.
Taste: Quite the creamy mouthfeel. Macadamia nuts. Then some honey and it’s a little bit oaky. Strawberry jam again. Some freshness from lemons. Toffee. Followed by some lovely spices, cloves, ginger, a pinch of cinnamon and also crushed black peppercorns. It’s also a bit heathery here. Water: Just a bit fresher and just like in the nose it goes more towards the fruits.
Finish: Long and somewhat oaky. The same spices as in the taste appear here as well. But also lemons and toffee.
A beautiful, powerful dram. And despite the oak, it is absolutely not drying. However, I do have the idea that the character is pushed a little to the background, the cask has the upper hand, but it’s still there though. Either way, it totally works here.