Hunter Laing Glen Keith Tasting Notes

Posted: January 11, 2014 in Glen Keith, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Keith 1997 (15 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2483/ Dist: May 1997 Btl: May 2015/ Tasted: Jun 2015

Bubblegummy aromas of strawberry, raspberry and green apple. Unusual to say the least with hints of barley and vanilla.

The palate is quite sweet and again bubblegummy with pear, apple and barley. Very full and long with the alcohol balancing the sweetness but the bubblegummy fruit lingers along with some sweet vanilla.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Keith 1993 (20 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2330/ Dist: Sept 1993 Btl: Nov 2013/ Tasted: Dec 2013

Light, herbal aromas with plenty of sharp lemon, barley and lightly perfumed white fruits. Initially lightly toffee’d but as the oak develops the toffee notes become more dominant and quite butter. The oak also shows a light sawdusty character with time.

The palate opens with the soft toffee and creamy oak before the barley, citrus, apricot and light spice begins to emerge. Like the nose it feels younger than its age statement with a lovely, intense lemon laden middle and a long lemony finish with a noticeable dusting of castor sugar which balances the sharpness of the citrus.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Keith 1995 (21 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2612/ Dist: Nov 1995 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Dec 2016

Aromatic and fragrant nose, which is also a little edgy as well. Barley, greengage, under ripe banana, barley, pepper and a developing herbal nuttiness. Quite vibrant with a late elderflower not.

The palate is citric and a little sharp with barley, honey, toffee and spice. It continues citric on the middle with a building mineral austerity. Intense, mouth-watering, herbal finish with a touch of sweet oak and honey attempting to balance.


Hunter Laing Distillers Art Glen Keith 1996 (20 year old) 48%

Sherry?/ Code: ART0072/ Dist: March 1996 Btl: Aug 2016?/ Tasted: Sept 2016

The nose is grainy and malty with treacle and dark chocolate. Very herbal with developing balsamic dried and baked fruit.

The palate shows a pleasant degree of maturity with malt, baked fruit and vanilla. Not as herbal as the nose would suggest but those notes are still present. Medium length with hints of dried grass, violets and malt with a slightly drying, tannic finish.


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