[April, 2018] Just a quick review of a small sample. The colour is amontillad and the texture shows many small tears with slow legs. The nose offers a shy modern sherry profile with home-grown fruits (ripe apples) and herbal aromas. The whisky arrives warming and a little coating on the palate without distracting moments. The taste is comparable to the nose, with light sherry flavours and some fruity-sugary sweet aromas in a balanced mix. The finish is of medium length with a minor drying note at the end (tannins). Water is not needed (it releases a slight sulphury note of gunpowder).
An easy to sip and fine dram without any major highlights or flaws that confirms both: Glen Keith is a (still) underrated distillery and the nineties are a great decade with usually well-produced whiskies (the boom had not started yet...).