Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB157596
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
08.11.1995
Bottled
08.11.2019
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
171272
Number of bottles
250
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19-6449 317
Barcode
5060532807084
Added on
05 may 2020 3:05 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 157.42

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Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1995 ElD

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.48 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I've tried two 1993 Glen Keiths before this, and the difference is palpable. Character-wise, this one is much more yeasty and lactic, less citric and tart. A very natural Keith, but also a somewhat rough one. Great on the palate, though!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Basically a wooden washback. Yeasty, sour-sweet, with big barley and yoghurt notes framed by oak. Almost reminds me of Ben Nevis in a way. Certainly has a rugged, naturalistic charm of its own, but it's also pretty far removed from my Platonic ideal of what a 24-year-old boubon-cask-matured malt should bring to the table.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wait, what's the ABV again? Super sweet and mild; this really feels like 43-46 percent. Close to 50? Amazing...
      It's plenty of white fruit pulp upfront: pineapple, melon, lychee... Juicy and rich on the palate, with just enough acidity to keep it fresh, and not a tart moment in sight until it runs down the hatch. At the death, you get more spice and pepper, but it's well within limits. The immature yeasty aspcect from the nose is mostly irrelevant on the palate. Very good development that hits at least four different major taste impressions (sweet, sour, spicy, tart).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Curiously, the excellent flavor impression doesn't carry through into the finish all the way. Here, the tart aspect wins out over the sweet and juicy character eventually. Still very good, though.

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  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If you close your eyes, it will be a warm April sunny day.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Baby applesauce, grated green apple, apple jam and duchess, bark pollen.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Charlotte with cinnamon (not enough cream), some pollen and apple seeds that create bitterness, Provencal herbs.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet with bitter tones, full of apples, pears, with the addition of honey and dried apricot, but with a slight bitterness.

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good summer malt for the der
    The palate is more appropriate for a 24, but the nose is not. More should come. If you tasted it blind, it would be very useful across the board.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light, gentle, with woody aromas right at the beginning. After a short time, however, vanilla, passion fruit yoghurt, a little oak appear with a subtle tart grapefruit and citrus note. Glen Keith can do that better too. In general, it looks more angular here in the nose. There is also malt and something floral like fresh hay.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A little more pressure on the boiler. Peppery, spicy onset in the mouth. But it doesn't look really hot. A nice creamy side shows itself. Beautiful honey sweetness in combination with fruity pineapple, pear, light grapes. Here, too, a subtle sour note that turns into a cooling note. Great development of the malt, varied and round.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, a bit tart, a bit bitter, fruit and vanilla remain with a touch of dry hay.

  7. PRV scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22/22/22/22

  8. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Keith in his classic style. Balanced enough, but I would like to have a higher density for this age
    Balance - 22
    • Nose
      88 88
      N: in the sourness aroma (traditional for this distillery) creamy sweetness comes out from under it, very easily, do not rely on cake. Weakens with little time
      22
    • Taste
      87 87
      T: cinnamon pastry, duchess, delicious overall, but not a masterpiece
      21.5
    • Finish
      87 87
      F: duchess sweetness, astringency, tongue cramping (interesting)
      21.5

  9. Dmz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  10. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fairly flat whisky, from 24 years old and a single barrel release, you clearly expect more

  11. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    24 Exactly (88)
    • Nose
      Baked apple with vanilla sugar, orange, caramelized pear ... a little acetone with water.Simple but nice (22)
    • Taste
      Oily, juicy, fruity (22,5)
    • Finish
      The finish continues the taste, chocolate and wood are added. The tongue stings acetone acid (21.5)

  12. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 22

  13. Yarema scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose - 20
    Taste - 21
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 20
    Rating - 82
    Very smooth faceless whisky
    At this age, there should be colors of tastes, but unfortunately they are not!
    Not at all typical for Glen Keith

  14. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    decently matured, classic speyside, but personally I find it middle of the road and so an inescapable 5/10. ymmv
    • Nose
      russet apples, oak, walnut oil, some light herbaceous notes, slightly waxy, slightly dusty. with water, a little plasticine and apple laces (non-fizzy), carnauba wax and all.
    • Taste
      overall the character is light. light patisserie, light pear, bit of walnut oil and tiny touch of in the finish engine oil. short-medium finish. quite spirit driven, which is welcome, but it remains hotter than I would like even with a little water. I do like how the oak stays restrained though. it comes and goes without anything unpleasant, and without anything that grabs your attention.

  16. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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