Halò Single Malt Mates,
My malt mate Jason of Royal Mile Whiskies turned me on to a single cask sherry monster,O’Joy!
It is from Glen Keith distillery and bottled by my mates at Gordon and MacPhail.
Glen Keith is one of the younger distilleries in Scotland, having only been founded in 1957 by the Chivas Brothers. It is located in the beautiful Speyside town of Keith, within eyeshot of Strathisla, the oldest distillery in Scotland. 2000 the distillery was closed in 2013 and reopened.
Strathisla is one of the main ingredients of Chivas Regal a blended grain whisky. When I was a younger lad, Chivas and J&B were the best Scotch whisky available. Single malts were not available in the States then..
Here is the whisky:
1997 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
Producer Gordon and MacPhail
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46%
Glen Keith distillery is situated on the banks of the River Isla directly behind the picturesque Strathisla distillery. This release has been bottled by Gordon and MacPhail after maturing in first fill sherry hogsheads, which has imparted flavours of stewed apples, toasted oak and lime. A delicious Speyside treat.
I just loe sherry monsters!
“Whisky, drink divine!
Why should drivelers bore us
With the praise of wine
While we’ve thee before us?”
“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.”
Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”