Glenkinchie 12 Year Old, Distillery Bottled
- Light barley malt, honeyed cereal and vanilla and a hint of spice
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- Single Malt Whisky
- Scotch Whisky
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- Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie Burn near the village of Pencaitland, East Lothian. It is situated about 15 miles from Edinburgh. The distillery is set in farmland. The name 'Kinchie' is a corruption of 'De Quincy', the original owners of the land. Its origins date back to around 1825 when it was founded by brothers John and George Rate. The original name was Milton Distillery. The brothers probably renamed it in about 1837. In 1969 the distillery stopped malting its own grain and the malting floors were turned into a museum of malt whisky. The Glenkinchie label was relatively little known until 1989, when United Distillers started marketing it under their Classic Malts brand.
JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE - 80 POINTS - 'This has been more jazzed up in recent years; certainly much more robust on nose and palate with fruit and toffee replacing malt as the main theme.' The Glenkinchie 10 Year Old has a rich gold, almost Chardonnay colour and fresh, citric (tangerines) aromas. Green grass, with some moss, hay and light cereal notes and also faintly floral - like summer meadows with a delicate whiff of smoke. It has a good balance of primary flavours. Fresh and clean with hints of Sugar Puffs (brand) but the overall impression is dry. There is an interesting hint of ginger in the finish, which is dry.
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