The Glenkinchie 12 replaced the 10-year-old as the distillery’s entry-level age-statement and has been received with accolade and praise by the industry.
Appearance: Golden honey.
Nose: Tropical fruits and fresh cut hay.
Taste: Sweet lemon citrus notes, shortbread and floral notes.
Finish: A moderate length of rich honey and spiced apple.
Overall: Easy drinking, fruity and floral. Reminiscent of being in an orchard on a late summer’s day, bright and full of golden sweetness.
The Glenkinchie 12 is the ideal choice if you want to explore the regional differences between Scottish malts. Use the Glenkinchie 12 to represent lowland malts when you are hosting a tasting, it tastes like everything a lowland malt should taste like. If you’re buying for someone who is a fan of lowland malts, this is an obvious choice.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Glenkinchie 12, you could also try The Arran 14 or Auchentoshan 12.
WHAT WE THINK
“The benchmark of what a lowlands malt is” – Scott.
Quintessential lowland characteristics of cereal, honey and tropical fruits flourish on the pallet. The Glenkinchie 12 conveys the approachability of lowland malts perfectly.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
One of the six distilleries that make up the lowland region, Glenkinchie is near the village of Pencaitland, East Lothian.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Named ‘Best Lowland Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards in 2014, the Glenkinchie 12 is definitely a dram worth a try.
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.