Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Double Matured Selection
Stated Age
23 years old
1st Fill Bourbon + Jamaica Rum Barrel Finish
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
09 apr 2016 11:48 am by Pxrider
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136.00

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26 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Keith 1992 AC

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.42 points.

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    After tasting this, I ask myself if this would really constitute whisky. It's so overly dominated by the finish that the whisky itself isn't really noticeable in a clear way.

    It's spicy, green and with unripe fruit. Nothing for me.
    • Nose
      74 74
      There is a lot going on, just not obviously whisky-related. There is a dominance of juniper. Next there is tree bark, clove, maize in its loaf, sugar cane, unripe banana and even a tiny saline edge. Later, slight fruitiness of grape and lemon show around the corner.
    • Taste
      73 73
      It's rather hot and acrid without water. With water, it's not balanced either but more palatable. It's a continuation of the nose, with mainly juniper and clove, aniseed (even a bit pastis-like), mixed citrus zest. Some sugar, cough syrup, unripe banana again,
    • Finish
      70 70
      Quite long, and now a more acceptable level of spice as the syrupy side has gained. Still it feels a tad artificial. It's even as if I taste pine needle and resin. The fruity side stays aside, apart from some green pineapple and lime zest.

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    What a crazy SOB. Quite the opposite to Ardbeg Drum, Talisker 8 Rum, etc. in terms of rum cask influence. This one is half Jamaican Rum, half Scotch Single Malt. Very peculiar and not one for the faint of heart. Very powerful and rather unbalanced as well. But heck, I like it. The 84 p. in this case mean it's not a dram you can have very often or in larger doses... ;-)

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Horny part. Totally different. I liked that very much. Somehow freaky ..... So my thing!
    • Nose
      Blind Sample:

      Shiny gold

      What'n that? : D
      Smells like a sweet deodorant. Licorice and a floral perfume note. Lime comes through. Now it smells like you have a corona and the lime is inside. The colleague smells completely different, but somehow different horny. I like crazy stuff. Now gets fresher in the nose. Sparkling orange comes along. From the background comes something like sugared grape. I'm curious how it tastes .....
    • Taste
      Sugar-sweet white wine comes first. Then lemonade and green grapes. Followed by a slightly pepperier track. In the taste then follows gingerbread spice and again the orange. A tart, slightly sourish fruit note pushes forward. Could be kiwi and lychee. Everything was fresh and sparkling. There is still a bit bitter, nutty taste and fat caraway with bread dough.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Caraway liqueur with lime and some kiwi.

  4. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Blind, I would have typed on a nice grappa. Too sour for a whisky. Unfortunately, not convinced.

  5. Dandaman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it's a realy good pastis, and quite an interresting whisky....... but?

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Is that whisky? Definitely go by as gin or old barrel grappa, maybe even as raki. Very special
    • Nose
      Caraway and juniper without end, menthol, fennel, anise, glacier sweets
    • Taste
      Juniper, herbs, anise, vanilla behind
    • Finish
      long with lots of juniper and anise

  8. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This was not what I expected at all. These gin associated flavours were prominent all the way through. I’m not sure if the rum cask held one of those very herbal tasting rums, but it sure tastes like it. It just doesn’t work so well with the bourbon notes, they’re not unbalanced here, just don’t really gel well together. The finish on this was the most remarkable though, so much like Vick’s.
    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/08/03/glen-keith-1992-alambic-classique-double-matured/
    • Nose
      Wow what a peculiar nose. One of my friends wrote something about how this is quite similar to the juniper scent in gin and he was spot on. Underneath that there’s some fresh cucumber. Fennel. Bitter green grass. Bok choi. Under all that the bourbon cask influence reveals itself, some tropical fruit, sandalwood and vanilla. Along with that creamy Glen Keith porridge note.
    • Taste
      More gin related stuff. Juniper. Creamy vanilla. Bitter wood, oh so bitter after the initial hit of flavour. Then slides into a very strong anise note.
    • Finish
      Long. Anise. Porridge. Juniper. Menthol. Vick’s cough syrup. Wintergreen. A little candied pineapple peeks through at the end.

  9. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He's really special!
    The nose says: This is a gin!
    The tongue says: This is a gin!
    The (rest) head says: Can not be!

    Highly interesting malt with a very strong juniper menthol note. It's hard to believe that the 21-year-old has matured in a 1st-Fill Bourbon barrel and was then finished for another 24 months in a Jamaica rum barrel. I am very pleased! Hmmm ... the label says "Highland Single Malt" - maybe they are totally lost, and it's a gin after all? ;-)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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