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Right from the bat, I will tell you, I am not a fan of the Glenkinchie 12 yo. As my coming back review, I choose this malt because it is widely available and I need to review other malt than those that I really like. It's a good exercise that I need to do. I picked this bottle about a year ago when some expert name it the best lowland under 12 y. So let's start.
Nose: I have alot of drying oak with some wet long grass and a hint funky. Then I have some low notes and orange. Unfortunately, I also have some chemicals. The nose is young and a bit rough but not bad. After sipping it thhe nose shows vanilla
Palate: The palate is a good trancription of the nose. There is some bitterness that will build up with each sip becoming a problem for me and enhancing the chemical note as well. For me, this scotch is like a mix of An herbal version of Glenmorangie original with some generic blend (maybe something like Dewar's basic blend). The oak is mostly like sawdust with some rough spices. The low notes are good but stay in the back ground. In front there is a very present white pepper.
Finish: The finish is very generic and short except for the white pepper.
Conclusion: This dram is easy to forget. With air, the build up of bitterness and chemicals is less present but that doesn't make it a good scotch just an ok one. I will not buy it again.