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Glenkinchie is just fifteen miles from the capital, earning it the title “The Edinburgh Malt”. But it’s strange to think of that dark and distinguished city when you see fields of barley or the green Lammermuir Hills rolling north towards the Firth of Forth. Stranger still when you taste the subtle, floral flavour of this rare Lowland survivor.

Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

70cl 43%
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This Lowland Single Malt is perfect as an apéritif or at the start of a meal thanks to its fragrant, light and appetising body and taste.

Serving Suggestion: 
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old makes a delightful aperitif. Serve it in a martini glass with a few drops of water for a little flare.

Region The undisputed champion of the light Lowland style.
Appearance Bright gold.
Body Light, smooth.
Nose Aromatic, vanilla, cut flowers and beneath, a clean, toasty note. Increasingly sweet and creamy, with fresh citrus, lemon cheesecake.
Palate Crisp mid-palate then butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias.
Finish Herbal and drying, a little like potpourri.

Awards

Don't just take our word for it...
International Spirits Challenge Bronze 2008
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2010
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Best in Class) 2008-2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2008
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold 2016
World Whiskies Awards Best Lowlands Single Malt 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2010 & 2014
International Spirits Challenge Bronze 2008
International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009-2010
International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver (Best in Class) 2008-2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2009
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2008
San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold 2016
World Whiskies Awards Best Lowlands Single Malt 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold 2010 & 2014

Expert Reviews

Insights from some of the best in the business

Very pretty on the nose. Violets, sweet grain and orange. Lovely and sweet, slightly syrupy.

Ed Bates 2014, Whisky Magazine, Issue 118, p.106

Like Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie starts life as a (deliberately) sulfury new make, but this character falls away in time to reveal delicacy. As a 10 year old, that sulfur could still be hanging around — one reason for the switch to a 12 year age statement. The improvement is noticeable. Here are gently lifted floral notes, hints of dry grass, and crisp pear. The feel is gentle and slow in the center, while vanilla creeps into the finish. Not complex, but very pleasant.

Dave Broom, The Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

A decent dram showing the Lowlanders need not lack substance.

Rob Allanson 2009, Whisky Magazine, Issue 79

The nose is fresh and floral, with spices and citrus fruits, plus a hint of marshmallow. Notably elegant. Water releases cut grass and lemon notes. Medium-bodied, smooth, sweet and fruity, with malt, butter and cheesecake. The finish is comparatively long and drying, initially rather herbal.

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.125

The nose is light and flowery, with wet meadow notes and cucumber, the palate is pure barley with a touch of star anise spice and an earthy note.

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.125