Glen Keith 40 – TWA

Recently I participated in a Bottle-Share by whisky lovers from Belgium. They host their stuff at 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

Nose: 9
Taste: 9
Finish: 9
Overal experience: 10
Price/quality: +1

Total: 38 points

5 stars

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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4 Responses to Glen Keith 40 – TWA

  1. Sounds amazing man.
    Have you got a bottle of this nectar or a wee sample.
    Me i find it very hard to get hold of the whisky agency stuff since where i shop in online they dont have it

  2. Stuart Robson says:

    This one is indeed a cracker. Serge and Ruben also rated it very highly and the MOS release is just as good. For me TWA has been the finest bottler over the last couple of years, how they are consistently finding such great casks I really don’t know but long may it continue 🙂

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