INFO Distilled: 1994 Glen Keith Distillers 'the pool of the Salmon'
28 years old
40 % CONNOISSEURS CHOICE Distilled 1967 Bottled 1995 Proprietors: The Chivas Bros Ltd Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
22 years old
INFO IN CELEBRATION 500 YEARS OF SCOTCH WHISKY 1494 - 1994 James MacArthur & Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
10 years old
INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Distilled May 1993 Bottled Feb 04 Society Cask code 81.8 Outturn 336 Bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Solvent and chewy sweets'
12 years old
INFO CONNOISSEURS CHOICE Distillation Date: June 1993 Bottling Date: May 2005 Cask Type: Refill American Hogshead Proprietors: Chivas Bros. Ltd Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
GLEN KEITH VINTAGE 1 9 9 5 15 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Distilled: 08/11/95 Matured in a Hogshead Cask no: 171180 Bottled: 29/10/11 275 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL
GLEN KEITH VINTAGE 1 9 9 2 20 years old
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Single Malt Distilled: 01/10/92 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask no: 120564 Bottled: 15/08/13 189 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL GLEN KEITH 1 9 9 2 21 years old
46 % Speyside Single Malt THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Distilled: 01/10/92 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask No: 120571 Bottled: 30/07/14 211 Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL Amersfoort
GLEN KEITH 24 year
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Single Malt Distilled: 05/06/91 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask no: 73632 Bottled; 23/10/15 238 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chill Filtration Selected bij The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL.
GLEN KEITH VINTAGE 1 9 9 1 24 years
46 % THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Speyside Single Malt Distilled: 05/06/91 Matured in a Bourbon Barrel Cask no: 73630 Bottled: 02/02/16 193 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Non Chillfiltered The Ultimate Malt Whisky Company.NL.
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Strenght Collection
Matured in Bourbon Barrels
Cask no; 73642 / 73643
Bottle No: 238
Casks individually selected and bottled
by Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co,
Highland Malt Speyside GLEN KEITH (1957 - 2001) also see GLENISLA
Keith, Banffshire. Licentiehouder:The Strathisla - Glenlivet Distillery Ltd.Werkmaatschappij vanThe Chivas & Glenlivet Group. Eigendom vanSeagram. In1957kochtSeagrameen stuk grond aan de oever van de Isla, gelegen boven een diep, stil deel van deze rivier, dat in het Keltisch bekend staat als 'linne a bhradan', de springende zalm, tegenover de, aan de andere kant van de rivier gelegenStrathisla. Met de bouw werd begonnen in1957en in1958werdGlen Keithopgestart. Voor dat doel werd een oude graanmolen omgebouwd tot distilleerderij. Glen Keithbegon met drie ketels, en men distilleerde drie maal tot1970toen er twee ketels bijkwamen en er voortaan twee maal werd gedistilleerd.
Vanaf1970worden de ketels met gas gestookt.In1980werdGlen Keithverreweg gecomputerieseerd.
Het proceswater komt vanBalloch Hill, het koelwater van deIsla.n1983werd een zesde ketel toegevoegd.Glen Keithheeft een Saladin box, maar die is sinds1976niet meer in gebruik.
Glen Keithwordt samen metStrathisla,BenriachenLongmornuitgebracht in de serieThe Heritage Selection.
Op18 December 2000wordtSeagramvoor8.15 miljard dollarovergenomen doorDiageoenPernod Ricard. Diageo betaalt5 miljard (= 61 %) Pernod Ricardde rest.Pernod Ricard krijgt de Schotse whiskymerkenen distilleerderijen in zijn bezit.
Glen Keithkan ongeveer 3,7 miljoen spirit per jaar produceren.De Mash tun is 8.4 ton.De negen Wash backs zijn elk groot 44.500 liter.De drie Wash stills zijn elk 15.300 liter, de drie Spirit stillselk 11.100 liter en worden indirect met stoom verhit.
Er is vanaf de opening vanGlen Keithin 1957 een aantal jaren een experimentele,Islayachtige whisky gemaakt,Glenisla. Deze is nooit in de handel geweest. Glen Keithis situated on the banks of theRiver Isla, a stone's throw from its sister distillery -Strathisla. A converted grain mill, the distillery started production in1958using triple distillation to produce a lighter style of whisky.This continued until1970when the number of stills was increased and the double distillation process was adopted.
January 2010 Chivaswhisky bond's roof repairs at Keith could take up to six years The job is also likely to resukt in a bill of millions of pounds The repair job to fix the snow - damaged roofs of 38 foorball pitch - sized bonds could take up to six years, it emerged last night Roofs of theChivas Regalbrand'sKeithbuildings, where French companyPernod Ricardis maturing 100 million gallons of malt whisky, collapsed under the weight of snow earlier this moth Last night a source close to the company, who asked not to be named, estimated a six - month repair job for each roof He said each bond stored 100.000 casks which would have to be painstakingly lifted out one by one He added, "We can't put people into the sheds for the safelty aspect" "They are going to have to crane people in from the top and they are going to have on a platform" "The cannot go inside with forklifts and take them out six at a time because of safety aspect of it" Ït is going to amount to millions for the repair job" "Hiring helicopters and cranes and digging their way in with men and machines. It is going to cost a fortune" It is understood casks of high - valua whisky destined for the Asian market will reach maturity in three warerhouses next week The source said: "The have been a priority"" "They were worried that they would get lost, that would be a lot of money down the drain" A spokesman forChivas Regalsaid last night the damage was still being assessed He said:"It will probably be quite a bit of work"
October 2012 The mothballedGlen Keithdistillerywill be reopened inApril 2013byChivas Brothers
Water:Balloch Hill Spring Mash tun:1 x 8.4 tonnes Washbacks:9 x 44.500 litres 3 wash stills x 15.300 litres 3 spirit stills x 11.100 litres Output:4.000.000 litres
2013 New Glen Keith Investment: 8.000.000 pound
Malt:unpeated Optic / Concerto blend Mashing:Full - lauter mashtun, 8 tonnes mash Fermentation:9 x Oregon pine
6 x stainless steel washbacks36000 litres each
Fermentations time:60 hours
Wash stills:3 x 12000 litres charge
Expression: 17 years old in the Cask Strenght Edition
With sales of Chivas Regal rising throughout the1950s,Sam Bronfmanfelt that he needed another distillery to supply juice for his blends – not justChivasbutPassportand100 Pipers.He picked the site of a former meal mill inKeith, directly behind his existingStrathislaplant. As well as providing fillings for blends,Glen Keithbecame theSeagram’sexperimental plant and still houses theChivas Brothers lab.
It rantriple-distilledmalt from the word go and alternated it with double distilled until the1980s,ran trials with a wheat mash, was the first distillery to use gas-fired direct heating (all its stills are now steam-driven) and in its time also produced heavy peated variants[Glenisla]one made with peat smoke being passed through water which was then concentrated and the other in the normal manner. There were also trials with different yeast types. The fact that the stills were different shapes and sizes helped in these innovative trials.
It was mothballed in1999,only reopening (under new owner Pernod Ricard)in2013after a complete refit which saw a new mash tun and washbacks being installed.
While there was a 10-year-old bottling it was never a front-line malt. There are occasional sightings of it (andGlen Isla) from independent bottlers.
Glen Keithdistillery is built bySeagram
Two more stills are added, making five in total. All are direct gas-fired
Chivas Brothers is releasing a permanent no age statement (NAS) single malt fromGlen Keithdistillery for the first time.
Glen Keith Distillery Edition
Speyside malt:Glen KeithDistillery Edition is the site’s first NAS whisky
Glen KeithDistillery Edition has been matured in ‘traditional’ American oak casks and bottled at 40% abv.
Said to contain notes of honeycomb, vanilla toffee and poached pears, the expression is being launched in the UK this month at £30 for a 70cl bottle.
TheSpeysidedistillery, located nearStrathislainKeith,produces a light and fruity style of single malt that’s predominantly used in theChivas Regal, Passportand100 Pipersblends.
The distillery opened in1960,but the first official bottling of Glen Keith, a 10-year-old, wasn’t released until1994.
The distillery was mothballed in1999, but was reopened in2013byChivas Brothers’ownerPernod Ricardfollowing a complete refurbishment.
James Middleton, channel director for impulse atPernod Ricard UK, said the launch ofGlen KeithDistillery Edition follows a 90% increase in sales of single malt Scotch whisky in the UK impulse segment in the eight weeks leading up to Christmas last year.
‘The single malt market has been one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the spirits market in the last 10 years and is at the forefront of a movement in consumer taste towards spirits with greater authenticity and substance,’ he said.
The launch ofGlen Keithas a single malt follows those ofChivas BrothersstablematesGlenburgie,GlentauchersandMiltonduff.
Last month the three distilleries, whose whisky is mostly commandeered for theBallantine’sblend, were launched as 15-year-old single malts under theBallantine’sbrand.
"Connoisseurs Choice" November, 2018 releases:
Glen Keith Distillery (1993) 49.3% ABV
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Collection November 2018
Colour: Lightest gold
Distilled: Tuesday, 21 September, 1993
Bottled: Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Years old: 24
Cask No.: 111152
Cask Type: Refill bourbon barrel
Outturn: 205 bottles
Connoisseurs Choice Tasting Notes :
Aroma: Warm pear and apple cake aromas accompany an elderflower cordial. Tropical fruit – pineapple, coconut, and lime – develop and complements a gentle camomile undertone.
Taste: Medium-bodied; citrus and vanilla combine, evoking flavours of a baked cheesecake. The developing tangy stewed rhubarb edge dissolves and reveals long malty notes.
Finish: A delicate herbal edge rounds out this balanced dram.
Personal tasting notes Official sample provided byGordon & MacPhail
Nose: Light and engagingly fruity with an initial evocative combination of freshly baked Madeira cake and baked bramley apple aromas and a hint of vanilla custard.
A resiny aspect develops with more hints of tropical fruit mixed with a camomile
based herbal tisane.
Taste: A stylish, well-rounded and balanced mouth feel. Delicate hints of vanilla and a lime citrus note peek through a creamy maltiness. The tart notes help cut through the underlying syrupy sweetness. The influences of the bourbon barrel ageing are noticeable.
Finish: Medium length with a delicate herbal piquant aftertaste
In short, a light, accessible, classic dram, loaded with fruits and made for sharing with friends appreciative of the lighter Speyside types of whisky.
Pernod Ricard UKis adding one ofSpeyside’sbest kept secrets to its range of ‘Expertly Selected Whiskies’:
Glen Keith, Distillery Edition.Creating smooth, distinctive Speyside high quality Malt Whisky for decades,
Glen Keithhas previously been reserved for use in premium blended whiskies and for rare cask releases. The
Distillery Edition is the first Single Malt expression from the distillery to be made available at an accessible
TheGlen Keithdistillery perches on the Linn of Keith, a sparkling, free-flowing waterfall on the RiverIsla. It’s a
historic spot, once the stronghold of the Ogilvies of Milton, a band of one of the most prominent ancient
clans of Scotland. Distilled by Master Craftsmen and aged in the finest traditional oak casks, the new liquid is
a smooth, distinctive single malt with a hint of fresh-picked orchard fruits and rich toffee notes.
James Middleton,Channel Director for Impulse atPernod Ricard UK, comments: “The single malt market has
been one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the spirits market in the last ten years and is at the
forefront of a movement in consumer taste towards spirits with greater authenticity and substance. We’re
incredibly excited to be able to offer a product in time for Christmas, which has not been widely available
previously, as only rare Single Casks ofGlen Keithhave been sold before.”
Glen Keithis one of six Scotch WhiskiesPernod Ricard UKis urging retailers to
stock-up on this Christmas.Middleton,continues: “Christmas is the perfect time of
year to drive purchases of Scotch whisky, with sales increasing 68% in the eight
weeks ahead of the big day. Malt Whisky, in particular, experienced a strong uplift
of 90% last year1
. As shoppers look to trade up and select the perfect gift, the fact
that this is the first-timeGlen Keithhas been available at an affordable price makes
it the perfect gift this Christmas.”
Available across the off-trade from October2017,Glen Keithhas an ABV of 40%
and an RRP of £30. The packaging features a distinctive illustration of the distillery,
conveying its strong back history and sense of place. The gold signifiers and clear
glass bottle emphasiseGlen Keithas a premium and distinctive newcomer to the
Single Malts category;
Ripe fruit aromas of pears and apricots, thick vanilla custard and a subtle sweet citrus orange zest.
Sweet flavours of honeycomb and soft vanilla toffee, perfectly balanced with poached pears and delicate
notes of marzipan.
Long and smooth with sweet notes of butterscotch.
For more information, please contact Lottie Sylvester at Pernod Ricard UK on 07979 396468 or
About Pernod Ricard UK
Pernod Ricard UKis part ofPernod Ricard,number two in wines and spirits with sales of €9,010m in
2016/2017.Created in1975by the merger ofRicardand Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained
development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005)
Pernod Ricardholds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among
the top 100 worldwide.Pernod Ricard UKhas identified the following key priority brands in the UK market:
Martell, Perrier-Jouët, G.H. Mumm, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Jacob’s Creek. Pernod Ricard
UKis a member of The Portman Group promoting responsible drinking.
An experimental peated Speyside malt produced at Glen Keith distillery on Speyside in the 1970s.
The real Glen Isla is one of the famous Angus glens than runs north to the ski resort of Glenshee. On the other hand, the eponymous malt whisky was a short-lived experiment to produce a smoky Speyside malt at Glen Keith – the Speyside distillery Seagram built next to its Stathisla distillery in Keith in the late 1950s.
Glen Keith was experimental from the start, testing out triple distillation and gas-fired direct heating for its stills. Among very rare independent bottlings of Glenisla, veteran nose Charlie Maclean found lots of ‘honey-glazed ham’ but precious little peat in a 1977 release from Signatory.
If Maclean struggled to detect smoke it may be because Glenisla was peated in a very peculiar way. Under Seagram, Chivas Brothers had been sending 45-gallon drums of peated water from Stornaway to Glen Keith, where it was run through an angled condenser to concentrate the phenols. Apparently it was added 10 gallons at a time to the wash charge and its impact on the whisky must have been considerably less than using well-peated malt in the traditional way – a method Glen Keith also used.
Glenisla was only produced in the 1970s, and then only for a couple of years. The whisky was blended away, most notably in Chivas’ Century of Malts in the 1990s, although a very small amount has surfaced as a single malt bottled by Signatory.