Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB34634
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
06.07.1989
Bottled
27.04.2012
Stated Age
22 years old
Casknumber
57243
Number of bottles
226
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
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

    Color:

    Yellow
    Straw
    Nose :
    Enough
    end on citrus fruits, honey as well as some vegetal notes and
    floral.
    Very
    slightly smoked in the background.
    Mouth :
    We
    has nuts, honey, cake and liquorice.
    In
    background we have a little chocolate.
    Final :
    average
    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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