Whisky Review: Glenkinchie 12 Year Old


Style: Light and Crisp Fruits


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.


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


Subtle malt sweetness, dim medicinal herbs to finish.


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]