Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
40 years old
Ex-Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
45.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2011 8:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 680.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Keith 1970 TWA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.26 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very balanced and successful. Distillate of character and quality.
    • Nose
      Very nice nose where the distillate does most of the work.
      A nice dose of yellow fruits. Apricots, very juicy peach. Slight blood orange. Quince.
      The flower is more set back than in other Glen Keith of the same period. It is still noticeable, especially on the sweet side of the flower.
      There is also a slight dash of cotton candy.
      To finish: White pepper and very light nutmeg.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is soft, slightly oily and well integrated.
      We remain on the diversity of the fruit, the flower and the cereal.
      Orange, peach, lemon. Corn flakes, White flower.
      Light dust, old warehouse. Very light engine oil.
    • Finish
      Long finish on yellow fruit, cereals, white flower. It is more fragrant and more typical.
      The diversity of barley remains in the final.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Quite fresh and powerful, fruity, spicy
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, fruity, mostly yellow fruits, little citric, peach, apple, vanilla, old books, spices, pepper, quince, banana, little ginger, jam, honey - very good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Punchy, oily, little sirupy, good sweetness, more quince, citric, vanilla, pepper, ginger, more apple, banana, spices, more old books, little herbal - still good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, more herbal - little water recommended

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Yellow fruits, tropical fruits,citrus, white pepper, great distillate

  4. Malinois scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Really stunning whisky!

    My additives in experience to everyone's good tasting notes:
    The nose is dunnage style at the first sniff. After your nose gets used to it, it open ups on very vibrant fresh yellow fruit. Very old very fresh complexity at it's best.

    The taste has first the fresh vibrant yellow fruit(y), which gets countered by the dunnage old feeling and at once it's all in harmony.

    The finish: medium on the fruit/dunnage symbiosis where then very long on the dunnage old feeling with some fresh yellow

  5. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Keith, old style in its style and aroma.
    I like it very well, the barrel influence in the mouth is clear, but well integrated and the polished and the exotic fruitiness are class.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Great fruitiness (banana, pineapple, mango chutney), noticeably vanilla (danish) and in the background fine spices (cinnamon) and an old library. Expressive.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Silky onset, multivitamin juice, mango full, honey rich, polished, round. In the background tingle easily fine spices (cinnamon, white pepper, Piement, cloves). Concentrated. Good abundance.
      furniture polish
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fine spicy, the spices (cloves) are now gaining the upper hand, the fruity notes (mango) can only be heard in the background. Medium length.

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Heavy-bodied and full. For me, a beautiful example of old and mature Speyside whisky from a single ex-bourbon cask! The flavours work magnificently well together, especially grapefruit and dried fruits as they mix with oak and vanilla. A fantastic dram on all accounts.

    Tasted blind as the 21st whisky of my 2016 whisky advent calendar (and the best one so far of the bunch). 
    • Nose
      Some restrained sherry spices (?), quite heavy and oaky malt, candied and oaky grapefruit, quite a mineral presence, sweet and a bit smoky leather, old and sweet-smelling tablecloth that somebody spilled some sherry on three years ago, almost leathery liquorice, roses/rosewater, a little bit of orange, some fresh and very pleasant wood polish, redcurrant (?), some really heavy and 'asserting' cereal notes, vanilla, some caramel earthiness, oak soaked in sweet grapefruit juice and left to dry directly in the sun for a while. 
    • Taste
      Honey, sherry or some dried fruits, nutty oak, treacle, coffee, leather, earthy, lots of different spices, grapefruit, wood polish, citrus, liquorice, slightly herbal, tobacco, vanilla and some smoke.
    • Finish
      Quite long indeed - slightly burned syrup/treacle (very pleasant), nutty oak once more, wood polish, sherry or some dried fruits towards the end, minerals, earthy, a bit of honey, some peach comes to the fore exactly when swallowing, beautiful and powdery smoke and there's a very nice heavy oily trait throughout as well (which fits perfectly).

  10. Maltburger scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    07. Feb. 2011 - whiskyfun.comGlen Keith 40 yo 1970/2010 (45.1%, The Whisky Agency, ex-bourbon hogshead, 215 bottles)
    Colour: straw. Nose: I think I never had a malt whisky that smelled so
    much of Riesling in my entire life, and I’m not exaggerating. Late
    harvest Riesling, to be more precise. Touches of pineapples, sour
    apples, Belgian gueuze beer, grapefruits, pineapples, a little dill,
    lemon balm… This is really fun and even after fifteen minutes, it’s
    still all on Riesling even if there are also wee whiffs of mint, camphor
    and vanilla. It’s quite spectacular, let’s see if there’s as much
    Riesling on the palate. Mouth: the rieslingness is less obvious but not
    completely absent, while wheelbarrows of pineapples in various forms
    make for the heart of this palate. Tinned, crystallized, fresh… There’s
    also a little coconut and vanilla, touches of white chocolate, milk
    chocolate, cake and then a soft spiciness. Mostly cinnamon and nutmeg
    but little pepper. Very soft oak. Finish: long and NOT oaky, which is
    quite an achievement at this age. A little more on oranges now. Perfect
    aftertaste on lemon and bergamot, with just a little pepper and ginger.
    At last! ;-) Comments: I think this is spectacularly good. I know it’s
    fashionable to talk about ‘knackered’ old casks these days but in my
    view, it was simply a marvellous refill cask that did let the spirit
    talk, somewhat ala 1976 Benriach (or ala top-notch pina colada ;-)).
    Loved it. SGP:651 - 93 points.


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