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Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

Great Value Lowlander

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@UisgeJonReview by @UisgeJon

24th Jan 2013

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    20
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    81

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A fine little value whisky here.

Nose: Pears, marzipan, with a nice hint of dew and grass. Very clean. After 10 to 15 minutes in the glass, some richness and warmth starts to come through, like caramel.

Palate: Huh... much deeper than I expected. This is a pleasant surprise. Dew, more grass, followed by some smoke and salt. Again, like the nose, very clean. The body here is very light. This lowlander slides right down the hatch.

Finish: Very light, moist. Really heavy profile of grass, with, surprisingly, cucumber.

Definitely a nice lowland! Nothing wrong with this at all.

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2 comments

@FMichael
FMichael commented

Glad I'm not the only one who got "grass" from this lowland whisky - lol.

In all seriousness; it's a decent single malt; I find your score of 81 is fitting.

9 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@FMichael, yes, it is rather grassy...

My experience with Glenkinchie 12 is sharply divided. I had a sample of it about 18 months ago which was one of the worst whiskies I have ever had...and I had some just a few months ago which was very serviceable and about as you describe. I am sure that this was mostly due to batch variation. Note that Jim Murray observed exactly the same thing about Glenkinchie 12 across presumably those same two recent year batches, ie, the more recent Glenkinchie 12 was far better than it had been a year earlier.

9 years ago 0

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