Glen Keith 1996 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in Refill Sherry hogsheads and bottled 2012 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice range.
Nose: Malty and perfumed with hints of new leather, lavender and wood shavings. Sweet heather honey notes are also present.
Taste: Peppery initially, with ginger and cinnamon. Creamy with hints of citrus fruits.
The old stone built meal mill of Keith was transformed into Glen Keith Distillery in 1957. Originally equipped with three pot stills it produced both double and triple distilled whisky up until 1970 at which time triple distillation ceased. During the 1970s one still was used to concentrate peat flavour in water, flavoured with peat smoke, which was imported from Stornoway. The resulting peated water was used in the production of Craigduff malt whisky and Glenisla malt whisky. Glen Keith was a Scottish Speyside distillery which produced malt whisky for blended scotch and the occasional official bottling of Glen Keith single malt whisky. Although production ceased at Glen Keith in 1999 its buildings remain intact.