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Glenkinchie 12 Year Old - Whisky Review


Glenkinchie 12 Year Old - Whisky

Time for another dram!


Glenkinchie 12 Year Old Whisky


An interesting dram, very light, a bit on the sweet side, citrusy, with a medium body and a dry finish.


A bit about


A single malt scotch whisky, the Glenkinchie 12 is a Lowland whisky which has won quite a few awards at International Challenges and Competitions between 2008 and 2016.

The Glenkinchie Distillery is about 15 miles from Edinburgh and is part of Diageo, the same company that owns Lagavulin, Dalwhinnie, Talisker, Oban and Caol Illa, just to name a few.

This particular Edinburgh Malt has 43% abv.


Time to try it!

a glass of Glenkinchie 12 Year Old - Whisky

The Glenkinchie 12 has, in my humble opinion a very beautiful aroma. With almonds and even a bit of honey on the nose, it seems very promising.

Slightly sharp on the palate to begin with, not too rich, it reminds me somehow of sherries and even dessert wines. With the second sip, it felt sweeter.

Adding a drop of cold water or even an ice cube opened up a lot more aroma. It became smoother and slightly sweeter and I could taste a lot more vanilla and apples and citrus.

It has a medium finish with green, fresh-cut-grass notes, quite dry, way drier than I expected.


In conclusion


Glenkinchie 12 Year Old - Whisky

Like most Lowland whiskies I have tried, it feels light and has particular grassy undertones in the palate and finish. It's enjoyable as an aperitif, it's quite light and easy to drink.

In the UK a 70cl bottle is priced around £40, and a 20cl one around £18.


If you're looking for a medium-bodied whisky, or something a bit more rich in the same price bracket, I would probably recommend Aberlour 12 or The GlenAllachie 10.


As always, please drink responsibly.

I hope life is treating you well.

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