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26 Sep 2012

Glen Keith 1992 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Keith

Glen Keith will reopen in 2013. That should be good news. The 1970 expressions released in 2010/2011 were great, but even the younger ones are pretty enjoyable.

 

 

Glen Keith 1992 Whisky-FässleGlen Keith 19 yo 1992 (49,1%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon cask)

Nose: as most of these young Glen Keiths, it’s fairly malty with a nice, fresh fruitiness. Nectarine, gooseberry and orange. Barley sugar, a little honey. Buttercups and hay. Some vanilla as well. Mouth: fruity (orange, pineapple sweets, yellow plums) with a pleasant sweet & sour balance. Again some vanilla. Then some grassier notes and a little ginger, leading to a soft bitterness. Hints of liquorice and light oak. Finish: medium long, again mostly on green fruits and light spices.

This one is easy to like, even though I find it quite simple. It’s crisp and fruity, a good example of a modern, medium aged bourbon expression. Around € 90.

Score: 88/100

Glen Keith 1992 (Whisky-Fässle) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-09-26

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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