Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
39 years old
Refill American Hogsheads
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Map label
Bottle code
Added on
17 aug 2008 4:29 pm

Average value

€ 1065.45

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35 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1968 GM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.38 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I feel privileged still to be able to crack open these old bottles and share them with friends. Whisky needs to be drunk, not collected for re-selling! This Glen Keith from 1968 is quite complex for a standard 'ordinary' new map G&M CC.
    • Nose
      Wow, start promising with gentle fruitiness of ripe peach, yellow prunes, and apricots. Followed by some juicy maltiness and sour fruit of gooseberries and peel zest. Herbs of camphor and chamomile. Spring flowers. Mineral notes of wet stones and chalk in the background.
    • Taste
      Now more of stewed fruits of figs and dates. Butterscotch and treacle. Plenty of rum-raisins. Gingerbread and cinnamon. Hints of warm apple cake. Touch of bitter chocolate as well. Some spices of aniseed, caraway, and cumin later on. Undertones of robust sandalwood oakiness.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Remains quite 'thick'. Roasted nuts. A little ginger. Whiff of pine at the end. I would swear this whisky was matured in refill sherry, but it apparently isn't.

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  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Delicate but complex, fruity, floral (flowers in a greenhouse) and ever so slightly smoky. Tropical, almost overripe peach, apricot, mango skin, sweet and sour lemon, orange zest, canned tangerine, barley notes, vanilla sugar, faint notes of chak, lime stone and even some struck flint (the whiff of smokiness), a hint of mint at the back.
    • Taste
      90 90
      An oily and creamy mouthfeel, vanilla, slightly honied, loads of citrus fruit bitter lemon, sweet orange, canned tangerine, tropical on peach and ripe mango, also sultanas and baked apple. Some butterscotch and a dry nuttiness, baking spices, nutmeg, ginger syrup, slightly dusty wood spices with hints of cinnamon and mint in the background.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long: sweet and bitter citrus, a dried style of the tropical fruits, bitter walnuts, drying wood spices like nutmeg, ginger and white pepper.

  4. geriud scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a real piece of history. Glen Keith is silent now, but back in
    1968 when this whisky was made the distillery was still using triple
    distillation (until 1970). That's detectable I think. There's a
    lightness to the spirit that you don't find in more recent Glen Keith
    distillates. The whisky is very good on balance. The nose is amazing,
    but sadly the oak has taken over the finish giving it a bitter edge that
    spoils the effect somewhat. It was good enough to persuade me to buy a
    bottle, but maybe I was slightly seduced by its history. Either way
    I'm glad to have it.
    • Nose
      A delightful mixture of oak and fruit, fresh flowers and butterscotch.
      Slight smokiness too. A really lovely old nose on this one.
    • Taste
      Oranges and sugared almonds, then the oak kicks in. Gentle spices prevail.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and spicy with oaky bitterness at the end.

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hallo, this is not so bad indeed. Sweet sherry with nice vanilla, very well balanced and with his 46v% very cheerful to drink, behind the surprisingly sweetness a hint of smoke and wood. A long warming marvelous finish brings that bottle to a very well tasing rate.

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Info from label on bottle:

    Glen Keith is situated on the banks of the river Isla, a stone's throw from it's sister distillery - Strathisla. A converted grain mill, the distillery started production in1958 using triple distillation to produce a lighter style of whisky. This continued until 1970 when the number of stills was increased and the double distillation process was adopted. Rich and sweet with a mellowing sherry influence.


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