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Glenkinchie 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 137

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Glenkinchie 12 Years Old

Brand
Glenkinchie
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Glenkinchie Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
Buy online now

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Mealy with some sweet grassiness. Apple purée, wet fern and a floral character (lilac). Some toasty oak below. Good creamy sweetness.
Palate
Intense and focused with real lemon tartness to start. Mellows into clotted cream, tangerine and a crisp oak giving balancing grip.
Finish
Surprisingly dry.
Comment
A huge leap in quality from the old 10 Years Old.

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Refreshing, fragrant. Fruit cake, crystallised violets. Candyfloss. Liquorice toffee. Very confectionery-like.
Palate
Very much in tune with the nose. Smooth, round and fresh. With water, malt extract.
Finish
Carrying on the same aromatic path. Minty and aniseed lozenges. Oat in the back.
Comment
A very linear aromatic display. No surprise. Just pleasant.
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