I was a big fan of the Glen Keith 23 Years 1994 bottled by Asta Morris half a year ago. Most of these bottles went to Japan, now Bert has bottled a sister cask of which more bottles will stay in Europe.
Bert has some reservations towards the ‘ex-bourbon cask’ claim, but that’s the information they gave him.
Glen Keith 24 yo 1994 (51%, Asta Morris 2019, ex-bourbon, AM 129, 179 btl.)
Nose: thick, sweet and fruity. Creamy banana candy, honeysuckle, hints of coconut and guava. Vanilla cake with icing. Whiffs of marshmallows. A light toasted note and whiffs of varnish. Honey. Apple pie and cinnamon pastry. Very rich. Mouth: still sweet and creamy, with a slight alcohol kick. Fruit eau-de-vies, coconut ice cream, loads of honey and baked bananas. Peaches on syrup. Pepper and ginger, as well as some minty / grassy oak towards the end, not unlike a bourbon whiskey indeed. Finish: long, sweet and spicy. Still some toffee and peaches underneath.
Great stuff again, I’m glad it will be more widely available this time, you won’t be disappointed. Around € 180, now in stores.