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Glenkinchie

A distillery was founded on the site of the Glenkinchie distillery by brothers John and George Rate in 1825, under the name Milton. In 1837, the Glenkinchie distillery was registered. The whisky distillery lies south of Pencaitland, drawing its waters from the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian. Marketed as ‘The Edinburgh Malt’, the Glenkinchie distillery is just fifteen miles away from the city.

A visitor centre has been installed and receives as many as 40,000 tourists a year. Indeed, the Glenkinchie distillery is well-prepared for visitors; there is a museum of distilling, installed by former manager Alistair Munro. Following purchase from John Rate in 1853, the distillery was passed on to the hands of Christie, a farmer who used the buildings as a sawmill. In 1881, a syndicate of Edinburgh-based drinks professionals purchased the distillery and nine years later they founded the Glenkinchie Distillery Company. The following years were spent refurbishing and refitting the buildings.

The Glenkinchie distillery is presently in Diageo hands; Glenkinchie formed Scottish Malt Distillers with four neighbouring Lowlanders. In 1925, Distillers Company Limited acquired Scottish Malt Distillers, latterly amalgamating into the drinks giant, Diageo. Today, Glenkinchie is hard to find independently bottled, there is, however, a comprehensive official range, including special releases and cask finishes.

Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery

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About Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01875 342004

Distillery Capacity

1 750 000 litres

Distillery Founded

1837

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Diageo

Distillery Address

Pencaitland, East Lothian

Distillery Website

www.malts.com

1825

A distillery known as Milton is founded by John and George Rate.

1837

The Rate brothers are registered as licensees of a distillery named Glenkinchie.

1840

James Gray takes over operations.

1852

John Rate is once again licensee.

1853

John Rate sells the distillery to a farmer Christie who converts it to a sawmill.

1881

The buildings are bought by a consortium from Edinburgh made up of wine merchants, whisky blenders and brewers.

1890

Glenkinchie Distillery Company is founded with Major James Gray as General Manager. Reconstruction and refurbishment is on-going for the next few years.

1914

Glenkinchie forms Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) with four other lowland distilleries.

1925

Distillers Company Limited buys SMD.

1939

– Glenkinchie is one of few distilleries allowed to maintain production during the war.

1968

Floor maltings is decommissioned.

1969

The maltings is converted into a museum.

1988

Glenkinchie 10 years becomes one of selected six in the Classic Malt series.

1998

A Distiller’s Edition with amontillado finish is launched.

2007

A 12 year old and a 20 year old cask strength are released.

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The 2000 vintage Distillers Edition from Glenkinchie, which is finished in scrumptious Amontillado sherry casks, just like the previous instalments in the series. Similarly, it's also a glorious...  More info
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This 12 year old is the new entry level bottling from Glenkinchie, released in 2007 to replace the 10 year old.  More info
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A Distillers Edition bottling of Glenkinchie single malt Scotch whisky, finished in Amontillado casks for an intriguing depth of flavour. This whisky was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2011...  More info
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Distilled in 1999, this is a delicious whisky from Glenkinchie, bottled for Diageo's Distillers Edition range. It was finished in tasty Amontillado sherry casks, and the result is an added fruity...  More info
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The 2010 special release from Lowland distillery Glenkinchie. Fruity, smooth and luxurious. A lady-whisky if ever we saw one.  More info
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The Glenkinchie release from the third batch of Managers Choice whiskies from Diageo. This was distilled in 1992, matured in cask #502 and bottled at cask strength in 2009. A release of 528 bottles.  More info
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The 1996 edition of Distiller's Edition from Glenkinchie, this is made with a secondary maturation in Amontillado sherry casks, which add loads of fascinating flavour…  More info
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A litre bottle of the 1986 Distillers Edition from Glenkinchie. This was finished in Amontillado sherry casks, and offers an interesting nutty dryness. Complex and very tasty.  More info
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Glenkinchie whisky which was aged ages ago (say that five times very fast and prepare for your tongue to be twisted). This single malt Scotch whisky was matured for 10 years before being bottled by...  More info
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The 1995 vintage of Glenkinchie Distillers Edition, finished in Amontillado sherry casks, which gives it a superb flavour. Very good indeed.  More info
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An incredibly good value Manager's Choice Glenkinchie, bottled at 60.10 abv. This really comes alive with water and has an enormous amount to offer. Exceptional.  More info
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A 1992 vintage from the Glenkinchie distillery, aged for 14 years in casks which previously held Amontillado sherry.  More info
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A full litre bottle from the Glenkinchie distillery. This was distilled in 1992 and matured for 14 years in Amontillado sherry casks.  More info
The 10 year old from Glenkinchie, released in 1987 and replaced more recently by the 12 year old.  More info
A fruity, sherried whisky from the Lowland distillery, Glenkinchie, self-proclaimed producers of 'The Edinburgh Malt'. This was distilled in 1987 and finished in an Amontillado sherry cask.  More info
Glenkinchie 20 Year Old
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A cask strength 20 year old from Glenkinchie. This was matured in refill American Oak, before a decade in brandy casks. This was part of a limited release of just 5,124 bottles.  More info
A 21 year old Glenkinchie, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 22nd October 1987 and matured in hogshead number 2837 before bottling on the 20th January 2009. Part of a release of just 147...  More info
An old edition of the 10 year old from one of the few distilleries remaining in the Lowlands. We associate Glenkinchie with herbal, floral, full-bodied Lowland flavours.  More info
A wonderful edition from Glenkinchie, this was distilled in 1989 and finished in Amontillado sherry casks.  More info
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A 22 year old, cask strength Glenkinchie, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 22nd October 1987, and aged in hogshead 2852 before bottling on the 15th July 2010. A release of 136 numbered...  More info

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