As a relatively restrained whisky, Glenkinchie stands up well to the amontillado finish.
1986, Distiller's Edition, Amontillado Cask Finish
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Light, polished oak. Lemon, cinnamon and ginger.
Palate: Assertive flavours. Sweet then suddenly dry, salty, and nutty.
Finish: Long, echoing interplay of crystal-sugar sweetness and oaky dryness. Soothing.
Comment: As a relatively restrained whisky, Glenkinchie stands up well to the amontillado finish.
Nose: Roast chestnut, malty, sherryish. Brisk and brittle, impressive.
Palate: Shows at first a biscuity-sweetness. Big and malty while the sherry remains slightly subdued.
Finish: Quite long but now oaky as the malt and sherry seem played out.
Comment: Far more complex than the standard Glenkinchie. Quite intriguing stuff, not least because it is best very slightly chilled.
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