Best Lowland Single Malt - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Lowland Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014
Lowland up to 12 years old - 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Best Lowland Single Malt - 2013
Lowland up to 12 years old - 2013
What's in a name? Glenkinchie 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Glenkinchie 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
The nose is quite light, yet fragrant. Notes of fresh cereal and grist, some barley sweetness and a nutty note. Acacia honey creeps in with gentle warmth. The palate is very fruity with notes of Madeira and sweet stewed fruits. A hint of calvados and tannic oak lining the mouth. There is a freshness and roundness to this dram. The finish is of medium length with notes of cereal and a fresh greenness.
Since being launched as an individual malt after being purely a blenders malt, Glenkinchie has got better and better. A much more satisfying dram than its Glasgow rival, it has a naturally smooth velvet texture only found in the best single malts. It can be hard to find, but is well worth it.
28th April 2014
I was given a bottle as a gift and loved it. It is now my firs- choice single malt, however, a bit pricey for my pocketbook.
11th April 2014
A smooth, gentle sort..maybe not as exciting as others in the same price range but very comfortable. This won't be my last bottle.
13th February 2014
Bought a bottle of this a few months ago as it was on offer at a reasonable price. Wasn't expecting major things as the reviews i had seen were mixed. But it has been highly enjoyable. Very smooth. Starts fruity and then honey for me. Almost has a creamy finish to it. Will definitely be making a repeat purchase.
13th January 2014
I had not had Glenkinchie for over 10 years. Very smooth and easy to drink, so in my house it won't last long. Strangely, my Edinburgh born father thinks it has an unpleasant aftertaste that I cannot detect at all - still, what does he know ! Highly recommended.
6th January 2014
got a bottle in Vegas airport with the last of my dollars to take home and its a lovey well balanced malt great taste and after taste would recommend it to any whiskey fan plus the bottles are generously sized which is always a bonus
26th November 2013
just love this single malt...
10th October 2013
Amazing drink but way better with a drop of water makes its sooo smooth.....71 $ in quebec a bit expensive
7th October 2013
Nice nose, good on the palette initially but let down by the tail - there are better drams for the same dollars out there
14th September 2013
A CLASSIC MALT WHAT MORE CAN YOU SAY I DRINK IT EVERY WEEK
13th August 2013
It does indeed come with a tasting glass! The whisky's not half bad, either! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
15th July 2013
The picture would suggest so, but there is no mention. Not that it's a deal breaker, but it certainly would be persuasive if I choose to purchase this one shortly. x
5th July 2013
Bought a bottle because it was reduced, I did not know what to expect. It has a great taste and really nice flavor of malt. Willould buy another bottle again in the future.
4th May 2013
The 'Edinburgh Malt' representative in style of a typical Lowlander. Inoffensive and light, enjoyable early afternoon or as a lunchtime digestive. Nose: Light tones of barley and nuts (almonds, maybe cashews?). Honey oozes with a gently fruitiness. Palate: Fresh, sappy and fruity. Honey and melon notes sing out with a hint of apple and oak. Finish: Not of great length, but maintains that freshness and slight sappy sweetness, with a touch of barley.
18th April 2013
best in its class. for my tastes at least. superb....
25th March 2013
what a revelation - a fan of the big peat, Isla etc. but this slaps you around the face , and says 'what about me- the pretty one, who isn't 'in your face' - but sweet , demure - enjoy me for my clarity of soul and longevity of essence.
Many thanks to T and Z for introducing me to this.
6th March 2013
So easy to drink My wife loves it.....
14th December 2012
Just had a sample from Master of Malt - enjoyed the light taste, really smooth. Highly recommended.
5th October 2012
Drink Glenkinchie 12 year old at my local.The Stables in Kirkintilloch. It is first class.
21st September 2012
Just picked up a bottle of this from local supermarket as it was on offer, great sub £30 dram if, like me, you like them smooth and subtle.
9th May 2011