Glenkinchie 12

Glenkinchie 12

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Sweet! Honey, toffee and fruit. Some malt and oak also present along with a hint of nuts.

Palate:

Sweet again, like syrup at first before the malt comes through again then more sweetness, now in the form of honey. More fruit, now with a definite lemon citrus edge. Finally a bit more oak and a slight toffee note.

Finish:

Malt, oak and nuts, quickly overpowered by sweet honey and fruity notes again.

Overall:

This is light and easy to drink with subtle flavours – unmistakably a lowlands whisky. At around £35 – £40 a bottle it’s a bit more than I’d like to pay for it, although only because I prefer something with stronger flavours to it like an Islay. In fact this is pretty standard pricing now for a 12 year old whisky and is on par with the Glenfiddich 12 year. If you like your lowland whiskies or are just looking for something light, refreshing and easy to drink then it’s certainly worth a try.

 

Notes:

Taken from Classic Malts Website:

 

Appearance

Bright gold.

Nose

Aromatic, vanilla, cut flowers and beneath, a clean, toasty note. Increasingly sweet and creamy, with fresh citrus, lemon cheesecake.

Body

Light, smooth.

Palate

Crisp mid-palate then butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias.

Finish

Herbal and drying, a little like potpourri.

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