Recently I participated in a Bottle-Share by whisky lovers from Belgium. They host their stuff at www.gedeeldevreugde.be. This time the theme was to taste different varieties of The Whisky Agency. This is a very up-and-coming bottler from Germany that is getting more and more positive reviews over the web.
The Bottle-Share consisted of 7 different whiskies from a variety of ranges by TWA, and will be reviewed in the coming two weeks. The first one is a Glen Keith 40. Not a bad start, I would say!
Old whisky and old style whisky. I guess the bourbon cask is a refill since it is rather mellow. Lemon and a slight hint of cleaning alcohol. Some coconut and biscuit. Dusty wood with a hint of anise and liquorice. I get the idea the scent is quite fragile. After about half an hour I suddenly get ‘Vanille Vla’, a Dutch custard-like dessert.
Extremely drinkable, dangerously so. It has a bit more byte than I expected, with a whiff of pepper on your tongue. Light vanilla and biscuits again. It does get a bit oily with lemon curd and icing sugar.
This is rather nice (understatement). Lightly spicy with anise and liquorice again. Vanilla, custard but not too long.
This is damn nice. I really like these kind of whiskies that are not too in-your-face but display a very refined palate and character. There is a lot to be discovered here, but it doesn’t force you to do anything. You can just sit back and indulge.
Glen Keith 40, The Whisky Agency, Landscapes series, 45.1%, 1970-2010, € 229
Overal experience: 10
Total: 38 points