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GLEN KEITH 18 YEAR OLD 1995 46%
Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 16151
Distilled in 1995, this 15-year-old version is produced from two Hogshead casks by the independent bottler Signatory Vintage for The Unchillfiltered Collection. Its pale colour reflects the freshness and purity of its aromas marked by herbaceous, peppermint aromas. The oak is omnipresent with generous notes of vanilla cream. Fruit emerges in the form of plums, grapes and lemons. Star anise adds a spicy touch.
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- Type / Subtype : Whisky / Single Malt
- Brand / Distillery : Glen Keith
- Country / Region : Scotland / Speyside
- Merchant : Signatory Vintage
- Line : The Un-chillfiltered Collection
- Bottling :
- Dilution : Not chill-filtered
- Strength : 46%
- Volume : 70cl
- Vintage : 1995 Vintage
- Age : 20 Yo
- Peated : Unpeated
- Gift box : Metal Tube
- SKU : 16151
- The brand
Glen Keith was one of the rare distilleries to be built in the 20th century. It was built by the Chivas Brothers in 1957 on the site of a former mill. In 1960, three stills were installed, with two more being added in 1970 and a sixth in 1983. When it first began, Glen Keith produced a triple-distilled malt - a relatively rare practice for a Highland malt. But in the 1970s, it adopted the more conventional method of double distillation. Glen Keith is also commercialised under two other names, Glenisla and Craigduff, from independent bottlers Signatory Vintage and Gordon & MacPhail.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection enables enthusiasts to enjoy the flavour of whisky that has not undergone chill filtering. Like cognac, armagnac and other fine spirits, most whiskies today are chill filtered. The whiskies in this range have an appearance and aromatic range that is much more faithful to the original products. Richer, oilier, more aromatic and distinctive, these whiskies are from single casks or are a blend of two or three casks at the most. They offer the ultimate authentic taste experience! Find out more