Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
50.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 aug 2012 4:28 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.75

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Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1989 SMS

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.14 points.

  1. Volanne scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A carefully crafted robust old style malt. Some might find it austere, others will say classy. Choose your side!

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Big and straightforward. Probably pretty close from the 60%. Strangely, unfolds on a malty and honeyed sweetness, with hints of candied lemon peels, and quite some fresh almonds. Smooth and mineral at the same time. High end Chardonnay.
    • Taste
      Starts on a sweet mouth touch with quite some vanilla before growing rather hot. Becomes dry and unsexy, but in a rather elegant way. Not really my cup of tea, but highly respectable.
    • Finish
      Of medium length, ending on a refreshing mentholated touch and a slight saltiness. An Islander ?

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  3. Istari scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    a whisky easy to drink but that would not interest me at all.

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      very classic. Apple, pear. Some spices (vanilla & cinnamon)
    • Taste
      wood and cereals. A bitten and bitter end of the mouth
    • Finish
      Long enough on a woody bitterness

  5. ALouis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


    Nose :
    end on citrus fruits, honey as well as some vegetal notes and
    slightly smoked in the background.
    Mouth :
    has nuts, honey, cake and liquorice.
    background we have a little chocolate.
    Final :
    on nice sweet notes .
    Tasted as part of the WDTS: http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/2012-07/Bottle2.shtml#glenkeithSMOS22

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I like especially the nose.
    • Nose
      Sweet barley, candy cane from a fun fair. Fruity as well. Bananas and melon.
    • Taste
      Honey and oranges. Medium oak and
      cinnamon. Gentle and elegant.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with some tannins. Later on some bitterness as well.

  7. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Tim FNose: 

    A lovely, light, grassy nose - almost Lowland-esque.  I`m guessing

    refill bourbon here. Honeysuckle & sweetpea, then some aromatic

    woodiness. Gentle and elegant, but characterful nonetheless.  Some fruit

    jam aromas as it develops.  Water lifts biscuity notes into the mix.

    Palate:  Medium-bodied. Follows on from the nose,

    but sweeter, with more emphasis on the honey and summer fruit, plus some

    previously un-noticed bready notes.  A slightly drying mouthfeel with

    some spices as the oak becomes more assertive - mouthwatering.  Again, a

    very elegant drinkability.  Becomes hotter and drier with water,

    initially, then settles down into summer fruit with a hint of pea-pods

    with a background of old oak.

    Finish: Warming and drying at full strength, with plenty of woodspice again. Mellow oak with water.


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