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Glen Keith 1992 TWC

Overall rating
88.99/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB126588
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Feb 2019 8:19 pm by pianoman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 239.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Keith 1992 TWC

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.99 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In a first tasting with just half a cl, which is usually enough for nosing, and additionally complicated by the use of a glass that is supposed to promote oxidation, it looked to me like totally immature alcohol that was sunk in a wine barrel to be able to sell it. This malt is an exception! It definitely needs a good amount in the glass, otherwise it won't work, not even in the nose! I completely revised my first rating of 55-75-60, a total of 63 points, in the second run. I actually thought at first that these impressions were due to me. Now that I have read ARDBERG's notes, this does not seem to have been the case, which is why I also put my original Notes here, as a kind of instructions for use.

    Indeed, this is a solid malt that is admittedly hard on the border with liqueur. If you like that, you can hardly find a better dessert malt. Conclusions about the distille from which it originates can hardly be drawn.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Extremely weird, wood glaze and musty chemistry, artificial flavors, bread dough, that's how it presents itself immediately after pouring. Pooh spider! He'll definitely get the lid on!
      It did him good, at first it looks much more harmonious, with fat sweetness of dark caramel and dried fruit. But: Looking forward too soon, when the first nose is sniffed away, the bread dough appears again immediately. Butter, I'd almost say butyric acid, and apparently smoke too. With a little movement, yellow apples and a little cough syrup are added. Warmth immediately tickles the alcohol in the nose, and it becomes clearly yeasty acidic. The whole thing harmonises a bit with higher temperatures, but it doesn't really make it more delicious, even if the fruit notes flash in between and now and then red berries are added. I don't like to put it in my mouth!

      In a second run with different glass and a significantly higher amount, these unpleasant notes were still present, but in such a weakened form that they were below the confounding factor limit. Completely sunk in the sherry, so to speak. What was left was wood, dark sherry shades, still a bit weird, old barrel acid, a good dose of licorice and some menthol. He looks really old now. With warmth again increasingly ethereal fruity, artificial fruit notes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Surprisingly, he's not that bad at first. Slightly watery and limp (if I didn't know better - 46% minimum - I'd say it's watered down to 40% alcohol), but mostly sweet and actually fruity with red berries. However, here too framed by strange, not really namable aromas.

      In the second attempt it is really fat sweet, with a very good overall impression. After it starts so flabby again, this time it quickly becomes dense and creamy. The alcohol is also no longer watered down, it only occurs with a time delay. It only really starts when you have it in your mouth for a long time, pushing it towards the end, but then it is also very powerful. A prime example of integration! At the back come massive loads of chocolate and dried fruit, fruit notes, forest fruit jam and chocolate again, almost like alcoholized Nutella. Incredibly tasty and tasty, again hard on the border with the liqueur.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish remains sticky sweet with a bit of bitterness and later a dash of acid. Overall, however, it is quite short. Again, I think I can make out some ashes in the end. However, it also has a rather disgusting aftertaste, after something chemical that you definitely shouldn't put in your mouth. Unfortunately, it stays a little longer. Incidentally, as expected, reheating the chest area is also out of the question here.

      In the second attempt also a lot of chocolate, then slowly dries to cocoa powder. As bad as I found it yesterday, I find it as good today. Interesting, really very interesting. The finish looks longer overall and now also warms up significantly. This aftertaste is still there today, but is actually more reminiscent of a lightly peated whisky and is therefore not unpleasant.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Part of the Singlemalt X-Mas Calendar blind tasting. To me a very disapointing dram.

    Very sweet, metallic with rancid butter notes - this is what basically ruins the dram for me.

    The sweet short to medium finish with cinnamon and ginger bread was the best about this dram.

    Did something go wrong when the bottle was decanted in the 5cl bottles?
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    • Nose
      Spicy, with nutmeg, but also sweet with nougat (chocolate), sherry tones with dried fruit and dried fruit, wood notes, but also a certain freshness, coniferous wood, beautiful world of spices
    • Taste
      Nougat! Chocolate! Great, chocolaty sweetness, slightly tart wood spice is added, nuts and dried fruit are only subtle
    • Finish
      Less sweet in the finish, but very pleasant spice lingers for a long time.

  8. GlasMost scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Very, very strange nose: Buttery linseeds, herbs, so sweet and smooth. Quite odd but it works.
    Mouth: Yes, a total unicorn!
    Super sweet, mouth-coating, fat, oily, can not appove the 53,2% it goes down like 35% but I see that as a compliment of very well integrated alcohol.
    Reminds me of some candy from my youth just can't name it. Ah wait: Sweet SageDrops!
    Amazing. So different to most malts.
    Finish: only short to medium, but tasty, sweetness lingers on, the rest is gone quickly.
    Love it for its way of being so weird. Nose and mouth are just awesome. I'd given 93 with a longer finish.

  9. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-29-2020

  10. Coffee@MA scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Much too sweet, tastes more like a liqueur. Unfortunately, nothing remains of the whisky, let alone the distillery. The second sip is then even sweeter. A pity

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