Glen Keith 1993 {Goren’s Whisky}

It’s #Covid-19 madness throughout the globe, and it has not skipped our tiny country of Israel. I am mostly working from home, and was not in the mood for whisky tasting in the last month or so. I’ve been meaning to post about this whisky for quite some time, and finally got to do it today.

After the lovely Mortlach and Port Ellen bottled by Tomer Goren (owner of Goren’s whisky) who acts as an IB in addition to being M&H’s master distiller- comes this 1993 Glen Keith. This time he only had a bit over 100 bottles, and it sold out very fast (in a day or so). I was able to get 2 bottles for myself and also get a preview sample (thank you Tomer!). They are all gone now but expect to see some on Auction sites in the future (when the Corona madness is over). The whisky is bottled at a CS of 50.2% and has been aged in an ex-Bourbon cask for 25 years.

Glen Keith 1993 {Goren’s Whisky} , 50.2% , 130 btls

Nose: starting with lots of wood spice, along with sweet notes of malt, vanilla and barley sugar, hints of ripe orange, tinned peaches, apricot, and musty warehouses. sweet and fragrant with a nice balance of fruit and wood.

Palate: Very nice on entry, even at cask strength, with bitter citrus zest, orange peel and maybe grapefruit pith, more of the tinned peach/ apricot, along with cocoa and chocolate, wood char with a nice malty note alongside.

Finish: bittersweet with the barley sugar and drying wood, and memories of distant orchard fruit.

Conclusion: Very good stuff and a very decent price for such well-aged whisky at the age of 25. Love the Artwork, but the liquid is also lovely. Good stuff!

Score: 88/10

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