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Connoisseurs Choice 1968 Glen Keith 46%vol        (LCBO # 262808)

The second whisky for the winter months, the much anticipated 1968 Glen Keith, bottled at 46% vol. A Chivas Regal distillery that went silent in 1999. A very rare find which has been maturing for 39 years, as with all these rare whiskies it can only be found in five LCBO stores at a cost of $405.95 per bottle, as usual you can have your local LCBO store deliver for you. 

This is a bottle that you share with 4 friends or keep for yourself.

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Originally a meal mill, Glen Keith Distillery is in Keith, on the banks of the river Isla, opposite the Strathisla Distillery. Although much of the mill has been demolished, Chivas Brothers converted it to a distillery in 1958 and it was one of the first new malt distilleries built in Scotland since the distillery-building boom of the 1890′s. In 1970, Glen Keith became the first distillery in Scotland to have a gas-fired still and the first microprocessor for controlling aspects of production was installed 10 years later.   

There’s a lovely wee article by Martine Nouet which can be accessed at this site

http://www.maltmadness.com/whisky/glen-keith.html for some interesting reading.

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Tasting Notes:

·AROMA without water
·Sweet and fruity – figs. With delicate toffee elements and a sweet Sherry influence.
·TASTE without water
·Initially chilli pepper, hot and mouth warming. Sweetness and nutty elements – brazil nuts.
·AROMA with water
·Fragrant and flowery notes with a defined Sherry sweetness that lingers.
·TASTE with water
·Initial heavy sweetness, a delicate heat develops and a hint of citrus comes to the fore.

·COLOUR
·Pale gold.
·Body
·Medium
·Finish
·Long and Sherry sweetness.
·Cask Type
·Refill Amercian hogshead.

Locations for the 1968 Glen Keith (LCBO # 262808)

TORONTO-CENTRAL 10 SCRIVENER SQUARE
TORONTO-CENTRAL 2 COOPER STREET
OTTAWA 275 RIDEAU STREET
OAKVILLE 321 CORNWALL DRIVE
TORONTO-NORTH YORK 2901 BAYVIEW AVENUE

What’s going on in the area:

The Red Bird in Truro, NS. is setting up a tasting for January, the Red Bird is one of my favourite whisky pubs and I always drop in when I’m out east.

The LCBO is hosting a whisky tasting on January 19th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto call 416-365-5767 for tickets at $99 each.

The latest edition of PUB Magazine http://www.pubmagazine.ca/upcoming_issue.php has a couple of great articles from Stephanie’s The Dam Pub, Reid from the Feathers, Rob from the Dockside Pub and even Claymore Imports gets a wee mention, It’s a great magazine for a subscription of only $20 per year. 

And if you happen to be in BC for Jan 19th sign up for the Victoria Whisky Festival.

Other Whiskies coming soon

21 yo Glen Grant
1963 Glen Grant
Caperdonich
15 yo Mortlach
Aultmore
1997 Dailuaine
Glendullan
 
Sláinte
 
Bill Somerville
Global Operations Director
Claymore Imports Inc.
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