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Overall rating
82.36/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chapter 7 (Ch7)
Bottling serie
A Whisky Anthology
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
72627
Number of bottles
309
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2014 7:37 am by FiGee Fine Goods
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.17

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Keith 1997 Ch7

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.36 points

  1. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not what I expected after 17 years.
    • Nose
      Very shy nose, doesn't give away a lot. After a few minutes you get some sweet malt vanilla and a light banana alcohol mix. No Speyside (whisky) smell to find at all.
    • Taste
      Pepper and malt sweetness. Spices in a cheesy and creamy environment (Not my personal favourite taste in whisky).
    • Finish
      Very woody and still a creamy finish.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Banana Split

    Glen Keith rarely disappoints. This bottling by the Swiss company Chapter 7 is a very pale Glen Keith from 1997. The cask yielded 309 bottles, which I find quite a lot.

    The nose is fresh and… a little strange. As expected, I got some white fruit and gooseberries, soft honey and some coconut, but it has a strange edge that makes it quite young, but not in a good way. I cannot pinpoint it (yoghurt, cheese, a combination of both?), but it makes it smell more like a liqueur than a whisky. Or a grappa. Luckily it is not dominant. What is dominant is banana. With ice-cream. A veritable Banana Split! Adding water makes it somewhat foul, actually.

    It has a good body. Mouthcoating. Spicy. The pepper and wood keep the fruit at bay, though. It tastes quite pure. Naked, if you know what I mean. Very malty. More malt than fruit in any case, which surprises me somewhat. Hint of aniseed. Again I get the impression of tasting a very young malt, while this matured for almost two decades. Tired wood? Diluted it becomes maltier still and there is no trace of fruit. This is more like a pint of stale beer.

    The finish is long on pepper and banana. It dies a very dry, almost woody, death.

    I had expected much more of this Glen Keith, to be honest. Like I said: Glen Keith rarely disappoints. This is one of those rare occasions. Especially if you dilute it. Thanks for the sample, Jurgen.

  7. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Almonds and marzipan are the dominant flavours, accompagnied by something strange and surprising. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, but I would have sworn to notice some Emmental cheese (from Switzerland, hence my suspicion) in it. A light alcohol sting makes room for juicy yellow apples, raisins and banana filling for cupcakes. Slightly drying wood scents with coconut and menthol.

      Water makes it cloudy, just like the Allt-a-Bhainne. The banana filling comes to the front with unsweetened applesauce and malt biscuits.
    • Taste
      A creamy, yet spicy mouthfeel. Sweet apples with vanilla custard.

      A small, but necessary, splash of water gives you a peppery wake-up call and treats you with wood shavings and the maltiness from pilsner beers. Sweet peanuts and aromatic pear syrup infused with clove.
    • Finish
      A long sweet aftertaste with plenty of wood and menthol. Aniseed candy and creamy peanutbutter.

  8. FiGee Fine Goods did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Malty and perfumed with hints of new leather, lavender and wood shavings
    • Taste
      Peppery initially, with ginger and cinnamon. Creamy with hints of citrus fruits

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