Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
24 years old
Refill Sherry Butt, Marsala Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
de Germany
Added on
05 jan 2021 10:46 pm by Kovalyoff
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 197.38

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Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1996 SV

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.60 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Nice and fruity
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wood spice, herbs, honey, vanilla, orchard fruits, apple, pear, peach, banana, cantaloup, marzipan, cookie dough, hay
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, fruity, dry hay, honey, vanilla, good sweetness, more cookie dough, marzipan, spices, herbs, wood notes
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium logmn, warm, fruity, spicy, some herbs, honey

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is surprisingly well balanced with a strong and permeable aroma. The taste is dominated by malt and ripe melon fruit. Finish strongly warming, with a fruit salad and dark chocolate in the background. Alcohol perfectly hidden.

    Water drop...
    Aroma: unchanged, expressive, intense and fruity, with notes of delicately roasted sulfur and polished oak
    Taste: more delicate, more spicy, but the white grape flavors are still in the first place
    Finish: softer, less peppery, sweeter, honey. Chocolate gives way to sugar syrup and jasmine flowers.
    • Nose
      86 86
      fresh, sweet, fruity, coconut, ripe melon, cherries, young oak
    • Taste
      87 87
      very expressive, creamy, sweet, ripe grapes, mango, honey, oak
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, intense, sweet, slightly peppery and soapy, the end is slightly spicy, warming with a hint of dark chocolate.

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fassstark.de taste experiment 2021 (blind tasting)

    Demanding on the nose, but good.
    In the mouth: Needs water, without it it is very tart.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Quite alcoholic, with sweet dark fruits (cherry, orange). Hardly any seasoning at first. grain, dust. Dark chocolate, nut cream. Airing it out for a long time helps, as does water. The alcoholic severity then disappears.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A sweet start for a few seconds. Then biting on the tongue, probably thanks to the high alcohol content, which leaves little room for other flavors. Little oak, feels young in the mouth.
      Water makes him much more comfortable. Cherries and oranges, honey, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Good medium length, sweet, becomes dry, coats the tongue.

  4. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    04.12.2021, blind
    • Nose
      Honey, grain, caramel, brittle, coconut, peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, light grapes, a little lemon, beeswax, physalis, grasses, a few herbs, a splash of vinegar and cucumber liquid, wood
    • Taste
      Physalis, dried apricot, grapefruit, peach, fresh apricot, honey, caramel, coconut, wood

  5. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Notes of a blind tasting:

    This malt has a very interesting nose. I've never had it like this before. Very fruity in profile.
    • Nose
      Peach, grain, grass, herbs, caramel, subliminally slightly sweet, very complex, lots of fruits. Very intense nose
    • Taste
      Strong, peach, subtly sweet, caramel, very fruity, a real fruit basket, slightly spicy, oak notes.
    • Finish
      Strongly fruity, sweet, herbs, oak, slightly bitter at the end.

  6. icic scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    do not rush to drink, breathe and pleasure is guaranteed.
    the aftertaste is not as long as expected. everything else is at a good level

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is pretty nice, but leaves a lot to be desired on the palate. Add to that the aggressive alcohol and you can tick off the whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Honey, malt, exotic fruits. This is followed by light roasted aromas, vanilla and walnut
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy onset, becoming slightly bitter. The alcohol can be felt quite strongly. This is followed by light fruits, honey and malt.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium to long finish, whereby the alcohol is now quite intrusive. There is still oak and, after a while, some nutty notes

  8. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky, certainly of high quality, but not my taste. The whisky is very marginal in its purest form, but it tolerates water very well. The finish is great!

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      87 87
      Thick sherry, oily, a bit pungent at the beginning. Dried fruits and all that other sherry stuff. Slightly nutty (walnut), sums up vinegar but still ok. Diluted more open and fruity, I like it much better.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Nutty, sweet, honey, some vinegar. The whisky is just a bit crazy
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, spicy and sour.

  9. didi1893 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting Barrel-strong taste experiment:
    Nose really ok, the taste ... without words, just disgusting! Wine barrel finish, 46 to 50% alcohol content, max. 6 years, "Other, non-Scottish whisky"
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, slightly fermented and musty, sweetness, strawberries and raspberries, oranges, slightly tart fruit, mild and gentle, relatively high alcohol content, floral.
    • Taste
      Phew! OMG! Sorry, the taste doesn't work at all! Pale and stale, bitter, stinging on the tongue, high alcohol content, nutty ...
    • Finish

  10. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    55%, Sherry Cask, Arran?

    Fassstark.de Geschmacksexperiment 2021 (Blindverkostung)
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fermented fruits, moldy wood, old bananas. After a while it goes away and vanilla and honey come along with floral notes.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Warm and powerful start. Almond butter, orange peel, vanilla, honey, caramel candy. Very pure and clearly outlined, no corners or edges.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, fruity, vanilla. Warm cocoa, milk chocolate.

  11. aspa scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    sample was very good, forest honey, delicious
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting

    good whisky but way too expensive
    • Nose
      Cherry, woodruff, pine needles, tea, sherry, light alcoholic heat
    • Taste
      strong start, slightly astringent, sherry, plum, chocolate, some oak
    • Finish
      warm, dominated by oak, sherry, medium length

  13. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Big dram with nice but not over the top dessert wine sweetness that invites you to spend time with it. There's a lot to discover and play with water. Pretty alcohol-dominant at first, but over time it's taming down a bit. Recommended!

  14. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Strong keith Kirsch. The finish is shorter than expected given the degree. 22-22-21-22

  15. tommy12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Scent: very pleasant, sherry aromas, alcohol well integrated, slightly adhesive, sweetness.
    Taste: Sweetness, very long finish, nice development of taste on the palate, tasty, tolerates some water. Overall, a really good whisky, but for me there are much better ones.

  16. Trops scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The union of sherry and marsala makes the base almost unrecognizable. Only after half an hour, alcohol itself begins to appear in the glass from under the layers of sweetness. The attack is very powerful and spicy, the taste is dominated by pastry notes of custard baked goods and old wood, nuts.

  17. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    SMELL Frangipane, ripe peaches, walnut with toffee. Then fine malt notes with pineapple, lemon, ending in oak notes. TASTE rich with sweet almonds and creamy. Then fruity with blueberries, forest honey and peppermint. Long finish with floral notes and fine toasted notes.


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