Glen Keith 21
This expression of Glen Keith 21 year old is a perfect example of this well known distillery. Its main scent profile has a dominant nutmeg and walnut nature that is quickly followed by Turkish honeyed dates. The palate on the other hand is dominated by a Zesty orange taste the is reminiscent of a light Quantro. All of which is wrapped up in a pleasant grassy finish.
Glen Keith distillery was founded in 1959. It operated continuously until 1999 when it was mothballed. It remained closed for almost 14 years until it was re-opened in 2013 by Pernod-Ricard (the current owners). When it was originally built, the distillery had three stills. This was because the distillery was intended to produce triple distilled whisky to go into blends. In the 1970s, the distillery increased its production capacity and added a pair of stills. It also adopted the more traditional double distillation method. When the new stills were installed at the distillery they were very innovative, they were the first ever gas-fired stills in Scotland. Most of the whisky produced at the distillery ended up in world famous blends like Passport and Chivas Regal. The distillery itself was the whisky equivalent of an experimental laboratory for distillers. Many innovative distilling techniques were tried and tested at this distillery, some of them were: -A peated whisky release where the peaty flavours came from the water and not the barley. Peat was burnt and it was passed through water. This peated, smoky water was used at various stages. The whisky produced in this way was released under the names Glenisla and Craigduff. -The distillery cultivated its own strains of yeast. These days the distillery uses more commercially available strains. In the past, distilleries like Glen Grant and Strathisla used the yeast strains cultivated at Glen Keith distillery. After it reopened in 2013, the distillery doubled its production capacity and these days it produces around 6million liters of spirit. Most of it ends up in blends.
Berry Bros and Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) are Britain's oldest wine ans spirit merchants. Their shop in St. James's street has been in the same location since 1698. It was started as a family business and has remained so until today. These days BBR have stores and presence in the far east. Their range of whiskies comes from rigorously selected casks that are exclusive to BBR. They have been bottling their own range of whiskies for over 100 years now. You can trust the whisky in the bottles is of the finest quality.