Glen Keith Reopening 1996 17 Year Old 50cl

Glen Keith Reopening 1996 17 Year Old 50cl
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Glen Keith Reopening 1996 17 Year Old 50clGlen Keith Reopening 1996 17 Year Old 50cl
Winning bid: £70.00
Lot number: 380695

Chivas Brothers created a special cask strength range. This range is uniquely available at the distillery visitor centre. These bottles are bottled at cask strength just to give the enthusiast something different than the core range expression that Chivas Brothers offer. Although, these days the bottles can also be found on SWA.

Bottled to mark the reopening of the distillery last month. Glen Keith was mothballed in 1999 and had been left idle by Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky business, Chivas Brothers, since it acquired the site in 2001. But, strong global demand for Scotch in recent years has put pressure on stocks, leading to a series of investment programmes across the industry.

Chivas spent in the region of £7 million to £8 million upgrading Glen Keith, which has a 50% higher malt distillation capacity than in its previous life.

This expression is 17 years old and bottled at cask strength of 54.9%ABV / 50cl.

Distilled 1996, bottled 2013.

It is a very limited edition of 800 bottles.

Bottle Number: 656

Featured in: The 38th Auction (May 23 – June 1, 2014)