Whisky Review: Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

 

Style: Light and Crisp Fruits

Nose: 

A layer of crisp citrus lemon, apples and juniper berries on the first whiff. Vanilla and malt follows closely. Sharpened spice with a nice focus. Slightly fatter oils hide down at the deep. Hints of cucumbers on the tail.

Palate:

Light barley delivery on the palate. Fresh lemon tarts, cucumber high ball, malty toast as oak beckons. Slight grassy note towards the end.

Finish:

Subtle malt sweetness, dim medicinal herbs to finish.

Thoughts:

When I am tasting this, the term “summer drink” immediately spring to mind, despite the fact that I never see whisky as a seasonal drink. Light, sweet, refreshing with a touch of herbal greens. A lovely mid-summer seasonal style of whisky. Not a super malt, but it is a good addition to your whisky cabinet.

[43% • 2015 • Original Bottling • General Release]

-Esmond