Overall rating
89.29/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB3073
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
03.1968
Bottled
12.2007
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Refill American Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Map label
Bottle code
JG/EHJ
Barcode
5020613376427
Added on
17 aug 2008 4:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1065.45

6 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1968 GM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.29 points.

  1. geriud scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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