First Editions – Cask strenght
Distilled : 03/1996 – Bottled : 07/2014 – Cask n° : – Alcool : 52,50 %
Glen Keith was long closed and the production started again only in recent years. This whisky is original before the last closure.
La distillerie Glen Keith
Glen Keith a été fondée en 1958 par Chivas Brother’s dans le but d’élaborer du single malt par le procédé de la triple distillation. Finalement, cette méthode fut abandonnée en 1970. À cette date le nombre d’alambics fut porté de trois à cinq. En 1983 un sixième alambic entra en service. Glen Keith fut la première distillerie écossaise à chauffer ses alambics au gaz et à informatiser son outil de production. En 2001, la société The Chivas and Glenlivet Group fut rachetée par le groupe Pernod Ricard.
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The Bottler : Brand First Editions
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.
We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old.
The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.
“Our mission as a company is to bottle only the finest single-casks of Scotland’s malt whiskies, under our own First Editions label.”
“As a young company in an industry where time is of the greatest importance, we can afford to be patient.”
The Speyside is a region that forms a core within the Highlands and that stretches along the Spey River. It goes even further, far beyond the lands of the Spey. Thus, the distilleries placed along Livet, Fiddich, Avon, Lossie, Findhorn and Deveron are also considered as a part of the Speyside. As it is not a geological unit, the boundaries of that region have never been set and sometimes, one could argue about the region from which a distillery comes from. According to the way we establish the boundaries, 63 of the 90 distilleries still in operation in Scotland are in the Speyside.
Notes de dégustation
Colour : Old gold.
Nose : A basket of sweet and dry fruits. Apricot, pear and plum. Behind these fruits appears dry dust.
Palate : The sweet fruits and the precious old wood summarize this pleasant mouth. There are also notes of dry apricot, peach and nectarine. Some hot spices accompany them.
Finish : The finish is medium. Sweet spices cover the palate. The wooded dust dries lightly the mouth and a fruity bitterness slowly dies.