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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.

GLEN  KEITH
25 years
47.1 %
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Strenght Collection
Signatory Vintage
Distilled: 05/06/1991
Matured in Bourbon Barrels
Cask no; 73642 / 73643
275 Bottled
Bottle No: 238
Natural Colour
Casks individually selected and bottled
by Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co,
Pitlochry.

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 gelegenStrathisla.
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 werdGlen Keith verreweg gecomputerieseerd.

Het proceswater komt van Balloch Hill, het koelwater van deIsla. n 1983 werd een zesde ketel toegevoegd. Glen Keithheeft een Saladin box, maar die is sinds 1976 niet meer in gebruik.

Glen Keith wordt samen met Strathisla, Benriach enLongmorn 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"

October 2012
The mothballed Glen Keith distillery will be reopened in April 2013 by Chivas Brothers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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

2013
New Glen Keith
Investment: 8.000.000 pound

Malt: unpeated  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 Edition

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 theSeagram’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.

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

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


GLEN KEITH DISTILLERY RELEASES SINGLE MALT
October 2017
Chivas Brothers is releasing a permanent no age statement (NAS) single malt from Glen Keith distillery for the first time.

Glen Keith Distillery Edition
Speyside malt: Glen Keith Distillery Edition is the site’s first NAS whisky
Glen Keith Distillery Edition has been matured in ‘traditional’ American oak casks and bottled at 40% abv.

Said to contain notes of honeycomb, vanilla toffee and poached pears, the expression is being launched in the UK this month at £30 for a 70cl bottle.

The Speyside distillery, located near Strathisla in Keith, produces a light and fruity style of single malt that’s predominantly used in the Chivas Regal, Passport and 100 Pipers blends.

The distillery opened in 1960, but the first official bottling of Glen Keith, a 10-year-old, wasn’t released until 1994.

The distillery was mothballed in 1999, but was reopened in 2013 by Chivas Brothers’ owner Pernod Ricardfollowing a complete refurbishment.

James Middleton, channel director for impulse at Pernod Ricard UK, said the launch of Glen Keith Distillery Edition follows a 90% increase in sales of single malt Scotch whisky in the UK impulse segment in the eight weeks leading up to Christmas last year.

‘The single malt market has been one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the spirits market in the last 10 years and is at the forefront of a movement in consumer taste towards spirits with greater authenticity and substance,’ he said.

The launch of Glen Keith as a single malt follows those of Chivas Brothers stablemates Glenburgie, Glentauchers and Miltonduff.

Last month the three distilleries, whose whisky is mostly commandeered for the Ballantine’s blend, were launched as 15-year-old single malts under the Ballantine’s brand.

"Connoisseurs Choice" November, 2018 releases:

Glen Keith Distillery (1993) 49.3% ABV

Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Collection November 2018

Colour: Lightest gold

Region: Speyside

Distilled: Tuesday, 21 September, 1993

Bottled: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Years old: 24

Cask No.: 111152

Cask Type: Refill bourbon barrel

Outturn: 205 bottles

Batch: 18/078


Connoisseurs Choice Tasting Notes :

Aroma: Warm pear and apple cake aromas accompany an elderflower cordial. Tropical fruit – pineapple, coconut, and lime – develop and complements a gentle camomile undertone.

Taste: Medium-bodied; citrus and vanilla combine, evoking flavours of a baked cheesecake. The developing tangy stewed rhubarb edge dissolves and reveals long malty notes.

Finish: A delicate herbal edge rounds out this balanced dram.


Personal tasting notes Official sample provided by Gordon & MacPhail

Nose: Light and engagingly fruity with an initial evocative combination of freshly baked Madeira cake and baked bramley apple aromas and a hint of vanilla custard.

A resiny aspect develops with more hints of tropical fruit mixed with a camomile

based herbal tisane.

Taste: A stylish, well-rounded and balanced mouth feel. Delicate hints of vanilla and a lime citrus note peek through a creamy maltiness. The tart notes help cut through the underlying syrupy sweetness. The influences of the bourbon barrel ageing are noticeable.

Finish: Medium length with a delicate herbal piquant aftertaste

In short, a light, accessible, classic dram, loaded with fruits and made for sharing with friends appreciative of the lighter Speyside types of whisky.


Pernod Ricard UK is adding one of Speyside’s best kept secrets to its range of ‘Expertly Selected Whiskies’:
Glen Keith, Distillery Edition. Creating smooth, distinctive Speyside high quality Malt Whisky for decades,
Glen Keith has previously been reserved for use in premium blended whiskies and for rare cask releases. The
Distillery Edition is the first Single Malt expression from the distillery to be made available at an accessible
price.
The Glen Keith distillery perches on the Linn of Keith, a sparkling, free-flowing waterfall on the River Isla. It’s a
historic spot, once the stronghold of the Ogilvies of Milton, a band of one of the most prominent ancient
clans of Scotland. Distilled by Master Craftsmen and aged in the finest traditional oak casks, the new liquid is
a smooth, distinctive single malt with a hint of fresh-picked orchard fruits and rich toffee notes.
James Middleton, Channel Director for Impulse atPernod Ricard UK, comments: “The single malt market has
been one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the spirits market in the last ten years and is at the
forefront of a movement in consumer taste towards spirits with greater authenticity and substance. We’re
incredibly excited to be able to offer a product in time for Christmas, which has not been widely available
previously, as only rare Single Casks of Glen Keith have been sold before.”
Glen Keith is one of six Scotch Whiskies Pernod Ricard UK is urging retailers to
stock-up on this Christmas. Middleton, continues: “Christmas is the perfect time of
year to drive purchases of Scotch whisky, with sales increasing 68% in the eight
weeks ahead of the big day. Malt Whisky, in particular, experienced a strong uplift
of 90% last year1
. As shoppers look to trade up and select the perfect gift, the fact
that this is the first-time Glen Keith has been available at an affordable price makes
it the perfect gift this Christmas.”
Available across the off-trade from October 2017, Glen Keith has an ABV of 40%
and an RRP of £30. The packaging features a distinctive illustration of the distillery,
conveying its strong back history and sense of place. The gold signifiers and clear
glass bottle emphasise Glen Keith as a premium and distinctive newcomer to the
Single Malts category;

NOSE
Ripe fruit aromas of pears and apricots, thick vanilla custard and a subtle sweet citrus orange zest.
TASTE
Sweet flavours of honeycomb and soft vanilla toffee, perfectly balanced with poached pears and delicate
notes of marzipan.
FINISH
Long and smooth with sweet notes of butterscotch.
For more information, please contact Lottie Sylvester at Pernod Ricard UK on 07979 396468 or
charlotte.sylvester@pernod-ricard.com.

About Pernod Ricard UK
Pernod Ricard UK is part of Pernod Ricard, number two in wines and spirits with sales of €9,010m in
2016/2017. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricardand Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained
development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005)
and Vin&Sprit (2008).

Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among
the top 100 worldwide. Pernod Ricard UK has identified the following key priority brands in the UK market:
Absolut, Havana Club, Malibu, Lamb’s, Kahlúa, Plymouth Gin, Monkey 47, Chivas, Jameson, The Glenlivet,
Martell, Perrier-Jouët, G.H. Mumm, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Jacob’s Creek. Pernod Ricard
UK is a member of The Portman Group promoting responsible drinking.
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