Originally named the Milton Distillery, Glenkinchie was built in 1825, and officially registered 12 years later as Glenkinchie. Glenkinchie 10 is the main single malt release from the distillery, the other being the Glenkinchie Distillers Edition.
We tasted Glenkinchie 12 at Meeting No. 29 on October 30, 2014. We rated it very highly at 3.11 out of 5. Glenkinchie 12 ranks 4th overall in Scotch.
Sweet and gentle. very drinkable. Great place to start for Scotch noobies.
Fruity, malty, funky old wood at first. Light body, almost citrusy around the fruity core. Water softens out the citrus notes; water, for me, heightens the otherwise minor chord in the Great Scotch Symphony. Some mint and spice at the end.
Light fruity notes on the nose. A little too relaxed for me, would like to try at a higher proof. Water helped a little.
Nose rich of raisin and plum, palate light and oaky. Finishes nice and easy.
Nose: off noes of Limburger cheese and fermenting cabbage and a hint of gunpowder. Taste: Wham! Flat and wide, like a heavy plank. Dry and floral finish. A few drops of water sweetens it up. Lingering notes of smoke and tar.
Smooth, even. I would enjoy drinking this as a daily scotch. Doesn't wow me, but it's nice with water.
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