Glen Keith Distillery founded in 1957 was one of the first malt distilleries to be built in Scotland in the 20th Century.
The owners, Seagram’s Ltd, needed a steady supply of light malt whisky for the new, easy-drinking blend, a potential competitor to Cutty Sark and J&B. Glen Keith supposed to be the supplier and indeed initially its entire output went into blends, mainly Passport and 100 Pipers. The 10 years old single malt was launched in the mid 1990s as a part of Heritage Selection. The distillery ceased operations in 1999 but due to growing demand for Scotch whisky reopened in 2013 following major renovation.
Nose: light and fresh, grassy, lemon zest, green apples, pine resin, hints of ginger and cedar.
Palate: light, malty, lemon grass, vanilla, toffee, ginger and fainting fruity notes.
Finish: medium long, grassy, malty with hints of orchard fruits.