Decadent Drinks recently presented this Glen Keith multi-vintage single malt in the WhiskySponge series. It is a mix of a 1991 refill barrel (softer, with more wood influence) and a 1993 refill hogshead (more tropical and fresh).
Glen Keith 28 yo 1991 + 1993 (51,9%, WhiskySponge 2022, refill barrel + refill hogshead, 314 btl.)
Nose: very rich and fruity, displaying mashy bananas, nectarines, tinned pineapple and perhaps some papaya. Hints of buttercups and honeysuckle. Light whiffs of sunflower oil. It’s typically creamy and waxy, with hints of rice pudding and cake. Easy to like.
Mouth: even more tropical now, with a sweet and almost syrupy theme. Cooked pineapples, mango, papaya, mixed with generous hints of beeswax and honey. A little orange liqueur. Then mild oak spice (candied ginger, cinnamon) and a subtle leafy / zesty note. Still some vegetal oils and varnish in the background.
Finish: long, slightly more mundane now, with bready notes and a chalky touch as the fruits fade away.
A lovely profile, one that seems to become rare these days. Furthermore these warm and waxy fruity notes are just wonderful. It’s not exactly cheap of course, but I think it offers good value for money in today’s whisky market. Still available from Decadent Drinks.