This new Glen Keith 1992 seems to be a sister cask of the one bottled by the same bottler back in 2014. Look at the colour, and you’ll be surprised that it was bottled from a bourbon barrel…
Glen Keith 24 yo 1992
(59,7%, Archives ‘Fishes of Samoa’ 2017, barrel #120633, 131 btl.)
Nose: one where the fruits and the (heavy) oak go hand in hand. It’s packed with melons, apricots, yellow plums and Haribo sweets, even more so when you add some water. But it also has lots of freshly sawn oak, leathery touches and vanilla. Grassy notes. Eating a fruit salad in a timber workshop.
Mouth: impressively thick and jammy. Apricot jam, vanilla cream, mango syrup. A little Piña Colada. Again with woody notes, ginger and pepper. Adding water keeps the almost fragrant woody notes (eucalyptus) but also creates room for the fruits.
Finish: long, on oranges, mint and wood spices.
This Glen Keith was clearly matured in a very active bourbon cask, which brings a lot of oaky flavours to the table. Almost a hybrid of Scotch and American whiskey. Luckily the fruity core is big enough to withstand the oak. Good stuff. Around € 125.