Glen Keith 1970 – Malts of Scotland

Glen Keith is one of those distilleries from which you barely hear anything, and then all of a sudden every other bottler has (in this case) a 1970 bottling out. It happened with Ardmore 18, Tamdhu 19 and 20, Lochside 1981 and many more over the last few years.

Glen Keith 1970 - Malts of ScotlandSpicy with bread, wood, roasted oak, cinnamon and caramel. A hint of vanilla is present to support it all. Also a hint of crushed pepper. A lot is happening.

At first it is quite sharp but it soon becomes a bit more mellow. Also that roasted oak flavour. The palate is warm, with cake, baking spices and quite a lot of wood influence. Also something oily with a tad of almonds.

The finish also has something spicy in a hotter way, more peppery. Spices and wood again, with a slight drying effect and hints of dark chocolate.

This is a terrific dram in any way you look at it. Its quite different from the TWA bottling, but that is a good thing. Keeping things varied. The nose and taste are really complex with massive amounts of flavours bouncing around. If you expect a dram to blow you away, this isn’t that, but if you want a dangerously drinkable dram that can keep you busy for a few evenings, check this one out!

Glen Keith 40, 1970, Malts of Scotland, 47.9%, bourbon hogshead #6042, available at Jurgen’s Whiskyhuis for € 189

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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