Review: Glen Keith Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

its time for another Boutique-y review. Today, I’ll be looking at Glen Keith Batch 1 from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Like many of the Chivas holdings, Speysider Glen Keith never got a ton of love as a single malt so you had to deal with independent bottlings if you wanted to try it on its own. The distillery was mothballed in ’99 and just reopened this year. As you can see by the label, this bottling was specifically selected by the chaps at the Edinburgh Whisky Blog (some really nice guys, by the way!) and like all TBWC bottlings, this is NC2

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Glen Keith Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) - 51.2% ABV
Category Notes
Appearance Pale gold
Nose Sharp at first but settled down with time. Fruity but not tart at all: honeydew melon, banana, kiwi. Candle wax, vanilla, honey, cigar box, malty. Less fruit and more malt and oak with water.
Taste Overripe fruits right off the bat, then Red Delicious apple, grapes, more melon, ginger, vanilla, and some really nice oak. Like the nose, much maltier and even some orange rind with water.
Finish Medium in length but surprisingly spicy. Dark chocolate with orange. More berries with water/time. A bit dry at the end.
Overall Thoughts That Boutique-y Whisky Company always puts out interesting expressions and this one is no exception. In fact, TBWC expressions always get an extra point or two from me for being so damn interesting (see my Clynelish review). This doesn’t rate higher than the Aultmore or Clynelish and tastes a bit young, but I still like it.
Total Score 85/100