Glenkinchie

12 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 66
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Specifications
Brand: Glenkinchie
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mealy with some sweet grassiness. Apple purée, wet fern and a floral character (lilac). Some toasty oak below. Good creamy sweetness.
Palate: Intense and focused with real lemon tartness to start. Mellows into clotted cream, tangerine and a crisp oak giving balancing grip.
Finish: Surprisingly dry.
Comment: A huge leap in quality from the old 10 Years Old.
7.5
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Refreshing, fragrant. Fruit cake, crystallised violets. Candyfloss. Liquorice toffee. Very confectionery-like.
Palate: Very much in tune with the nose. Smooth, round and fresh. With water, malt extract.
Finish: Carrying on the same aromatic path. Minty and aniseed lozenges. Oat in the back.
Comment: A very linear aromatic display. No surprise. Just pleasant.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Glenkinchie Distillery, Pentcaitland, Tranent, East Lothian, Lowland, Scotland
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