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GLEN KEITH   24 years old 40 %               
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1965
Bottled 1989
Proprietors: Chivas Bros Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLEN KEITH   10 years old 43 %   INFO                
Distilled: 1994
Glen Keith Distillers
'the pool of the Salmon'

GLEN KEITH   28 years old 40 %                   
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled  1967
Bottled  1995
Proprietors:  The Chivas Bros Ltd
Gordon & Macphail,   Elgin

GLEN KEITH   22 years old 51,2 % INFO             
IN CELEBRATION
500 YEARS OF SCOTCH WHISKY
1494 - 1994
James MacArthur & Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

GLEN KEITH   10 years old 55.9 %     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'

GLEN KEITH   12 years old 46 %          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.

Highland Malt
Speyside
GLEN KEITH  (1957 - 2001)  also see GLENISLA


Keith, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: The Strathisla - Glenlivet Distillery Ltd. Werkmaatschappij van The Chivas & Glenlivet Group. Eigendom van Seagram.
In 1957 kocht Seagram een 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 gelegen Strathisla.
Met de bouw werd begonnen in 1957 en in 1958 werd Glen Keith opgestart. Voor dat doel werd een oude graanmolen omgebouwd tot distilleerderij.
Glen Keith begon met drie ketels, en men distilleerde drie maal tot 1970 toen er twee ketels bijkwamen en er voortaan twee maal werd gedistilleerd.
Vanaf 1970 worden de ketels met gas gestookt.
In 1980 werd Glen Keith verreweg gecomputerieseerd.
Het proceswater komt van Balloch Hill, het koelwater van de Isla.
In 1983 werd een zesde ketel toegevoegd.
Glen Keith heeft een Saladin box, maar die is sinds 1976 niet meer in gebruik.
Glen Keith wordt samen met Strathisla, Benriach en Longmorn uitgebracht in de serie The Heritage Selection.
Op 18 December 2000 wordt Seagram voor 8.15 miljard dollar overgenomen door Diageo en Pernod Ricard. Diageo betaalt 5 miljard (= 61 %) Pernod Ricard de rest.
Pernod Ricard krijgt de Schotse whiskymerken en distilleerderijen in zijn bezit. Glen Keith kan 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 stills elk 11.100 liter en worden indirect met stoom verhit.
Er is vanaf de opening van Glen Keith in 1957 een aantal jaren een experimentele, Islay achtige whisky gemaakt, Glenisla. Deze is nooit in de handel geweest.
Glen Keith is situated on the banks of the River Isla, a stone's throw from its sister distillery - Strathisla. A converted grain mill, the distillery started production in 1958 using triple distillation to produce a lighter style of whisky.
This continued until 1970 when the number of stills was increased and the double distillation process was adopted.

January 2010

Chivas whisky 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 the Chivas Regal brand's Keith buildings, where French company Pernod
Ricard is 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 for Chivas Regal said last night the damage was still being assessed
He said:"It will probably be quite a bit of work"

GLEN  KEITH

October 2012

The mothballed Glen Keith distillery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will be reopened in April 2013 by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chivas Brothers

GLEN  KEITH  DISTILLERY

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

GLEN  KEITH  DISTILLERY

2013

New Glen Keith

Investment: 8.000.000 pound

Malt: upeated  Optic / Concerto blend
Mashing: Full - lauter mashtun, 8 tonnes mash
Fermentation: 9 x Oregon pine
                          6 x stainless steel washbacks
                          36000 litres each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fermentations time: 60 hours
Wash stills: 3 x 12000 litres charge

Output: 2,500.000 litres

Expression: 17 years old in the Cask Strenght Editions

GLEN KEITH HISTORY

With sales of Chivas Regal rising throughout the 1950s, Sam Bronfman felt that he needed another distillery to supply juice for his blends – not just Chivas but Passport and 100 Pipers. He picked the site of a former meal mill in Keith, directly behind his existing Strathisla plant. As well as providing fillings for blends, Glen Keith became the Seagram’s experimental plant and still houses the Chivas Brothers lab.

It ran triple-distilled malt from the word go and alternated it with double distilled until the 1980s, 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 in 1999, only reopening (under new owner Pernod Ricard) in 2013 after 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 (and Glen Isla) from independent bottlers.


TIMELINE

1957-60
Glen Keith distillery is built by Seagram
1970
Two more stills are added, making five in total. All are direct gas-fired
1994
A 10-year-old expression released
1999
The distillery is mothballed
2013
Glen Keith officially reopens with five stills operational
GLEN KEITH FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
6
FERMENTATION TIME i
55 hours
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.50%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
8
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Unpeated
MASH TUN TYPE i
Briggs lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69.30%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
9,250
STILLS i
3 wash; 3 spirit
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
11,760
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
35,300
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
46,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
9 wood; 6 stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
15
WATER SOURCE i
Crossburn and Newmill Springs
WORT CLARITY i
Clear


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