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Overall rating
91.73/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB2293
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Vintage
12.1971
Bottled
08.2005
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Sherry cask
Casknumber
473
Number of bottles
281
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2008 1:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1174.00

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58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Keith 1971 JW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.73 points

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Absolute breaker, I am almost amazed at some "only" 90-91P evaluation of known faces ... Has almost everything you can have in terms of aromas, perfect drinking strength, nose, finish, dream.
    • Nose
      A large kaleidoscope of flavors, ingenious salted caramel notes, orange, sour cherry, plum, toffee, crunchy malt, pumpkin, pecans, almond tarts, banana and kiwi also flash, sweet yeast particles, juicy ham
    • Taste
      Cherry cake, plum pulp, cured ham, crisp leather, lightly toasted malt, raisins, pomegranate, pumpkin, candied walnut, salt, kiwi, some blood orange, red apple, wild berries, autumn leaves
    • Finish
      Blood orange, plum, toffee, nutmeg, tick black pepper, long, dry tobacco

  2. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glen Keith 33 yo 1971/2005 (51.9%, Jack Wieber's Old Train Line)

    Colour: deep amber. Nose: incredibly winey at first nosing, almost like an old Sauternes, with whiffs of peat smoke (did they use their now famous concentrated peaty water at the time?) Some funny notes of very ripe tomatoes, goulash, carrot cake, maybe pumpkin soup… It gets fruitier with time, developing on overripe oranges and kiwis, balsamic vinegar, old clementines, with something toffeeish – and always these whiffs of smoke. I say it’s superb!

    Mouth: oh yes, this is a great sherried one. Lots of vivacity, very playful – not the ‘sluggish’, limpy kind of sherry at all. Lot of dried fruits, both tropical and ‘northern’, fruit liqueurs, freshly squeezed oranges, with also quite some rum-and-raisins this time. Dunce, toffee, praline, old sweet wine (more old Rivesaltes than sherry). No peat that I can get. Beautiful! The finish is rather long, quite coffeeish and liqueurish – wow, what a beauty. And it didn’t get drying at all, hence my 93 points.

    93 POINTS

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful dark sherry, caramel honey dark fruits dried fruits candies fruits, plum, figs, raisins, chocolate orange, espresso, a great cask

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Really great sherry cask - very fresh and lively - not tired at all. Can really compete with the great Strathisla 1970 I just tasted previously. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense sherry wood, acacia honey, truck loads of dried fruits, plums, dates, prunes, you name it, whiffs of solvent like overripe fruits, spices, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, hints of nutmeg too - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, nutty, again dried fruits, also hints of jam, cooked oranges, spices, some herbs, dark chocolate, espresso, subtle sweetness, great notes of sherry wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, more spices, herbs, not tannic or drying

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