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ScotlandLowlands

Glenkinchie

Average Rating

82.63

1637 votes

  • SC
    Country
  • D
    WB Ranking
  • active
    Status
  • 1837
    Founded
  • 2
    Stills
  • 20436
    Views
  • 126
    Whiskies
  • 3451
    Collection
  Distillery Bottling
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 10-year-old 10 43.0 % 2006 - 77.63 4
Glenkinchie 10-year-old Old Version 10 43.0 % - - 80.27 4
Glenkinchie 10-year-old pre Classic Malt, golden 10 10 43.0 % - - 76.63 4
Glenkinchie 12-year-old Friends of the Classic Malts 12 58.7 % - - 85.00 -
Glenkinchie 12-year-old 12 43.0 % - - 78.84 10
Glenkinchie 15-year-old The Manager's Dram 15 60.1 % 2010 - 86.00 -
Glenkinchie 1986 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 1999 - 85.11 2
Glenkinchie 1987 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2000 - - 1
Glenkinchie 1988 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2001 - 82.50 1
Glenkinchie 1989 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2002 - 81.47 1
Glenkinchie 1989 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2003 - 75.00 1
Glenkinchie 1990 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2004 - 81.88 2
Glenkinchie 1991 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2005 - 80.00 2
Glenkinchie 1991 Limited Release 24 57.2 % 2016 - 86.71 -
Glenkinchie 1992 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2007 - 79.88 1
Glenkinchie 1992 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2006 - 78.00 1
Glenkinchie 1992 The Managers' Choice 17 58.1 % 2009 502 87.00 -
Glenkinchie 1995 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2009 - 80.67 2
Glenkinchie 1995 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2008 - 83.91 1
Glenkinchie 1996 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2010 - 81.84 -
Glenkinchie 1996 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2011 - 81.57 -
Glenkinchie 1999 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2012 - 80.63 2
Glenkinchie 20-year-old Limited Edition 20 58.4 % 2007 - 85.84 -
Glenkinchie 20-year-old Limited Edition 20 55.1 % 2010 - 85.53 1
Glenkinchie 2000 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2013 - 80.25 -
Glenkinchie 2000 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2014 - 80.91 -
Glenkinchie 2003 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2015 - 83.07 -
Glenkinchie 2004 The Distillers Edition - 43.0 % 2016 - 87.00 -
Glenkinchie Available only at the Distillery - 59.3 % 2010 - 85.11 -
Glenkinchie Available only at the Distillery - 48.0 % 2016 - 86.50 -
  Cadenhead
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1965 CA Dumpy Bottle 16 46.0 % 1981 - - -
Glenkinchie 1966 CA Dumpy Bottle 13 45.7 % 1979 - - -
Glenkinchie 1966 CA Dumpy Bottle 21 46.0 % 1988 - - -
Glenkinchie 1987 CA Authentic Collection 18 56.5 % 2006 - 85.50 -
Glenkinchie 1987 CA Authentic Collection 19 54.8 % 2007 - 84.63 -
Glenkinchie 1987 CA Authentic Collection 21 51.6 % 2009 - 84.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 CA Authentic Collection 24 49.6 % 2012 - 83.38 -
Glenkinchie 1987 CA Authentic Collection 28 53.3 % 2016 - 88.20 -
  Dewar Rattray
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1975 DR Individual Cask Bottling 33 60.7 % 2008 2967 89.33 -
  Douglas Laing
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1973 DL Old Malt Cask - Miniature 27 50.0 % 2001 - - -
  First Cask
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 22 46.0 % - 97 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2839 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2842 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2845 87.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2846 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2847 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2850 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 FC 20 46.0 % - 2851 - -
  Glenhaven
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1978 Gh Individual Cask Bottling 17 60.6 % 1995 - - -
  Gordon & MacPhail
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1964 GM Connoisseurs Choice 19 40.0 % - - - -
Glenkinchie 1974 GM Connoisseurs Choice 13 40.0 % 1987 - 80.67 -
Glenkinchie 1974 GM Spirit of Scotland 16 40.0 % - - - -
Glenkinchie 1978 GM Connoisseurs Choice - 40.0 % 1996 - - -
Glenkinchie 1987 GM Secret Stills 5.1 19 45.0 % 2007 3733, 3735 80.33 -
  Jack Wiebers Whisky World
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1975 JW Old Train Line 33 50.7 % 2008 6396 87.84 -
  Malts of Scotland
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1975 MoS - 57.2 % 2009 2968 90.81 -
  Moon-Import
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1966 MI The Costumes - 46.0 % 1988 2573 88.50 -
  R. W. Duthie & Co.
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1966 RWD 20 43.0 % 1986 - - -
  Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 19-year-old SMWS 22.27 Turkish Delights 19 52.0 % - 22.27 - -
Glenkinchie 1975 SMWS 22.2 - 58.9 % 1990 22.2 - -
Glenkinchie 1977 SMWS 22.1 07 62.0 % 1985 22.1 - -
Glenkinchie 1983 SMWS 22.4 12 59.2 % 1996 22.4 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.10 Apples and grapefruit 17 59.3 % - 22.10 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.12 17 57.4 % 2004 22.12 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.14 A muscular aperitif 17 59.6 % 2004 22.14 84.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.15 Breakfast on the lawn 17 59.2 % - 22.15 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.16 17 58.7 % 2004 22.16 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.17 A faultless classic Lowland 17 58.0 % 2004 22.17 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.20 18 55.4 % 2005 22.20 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.21 Aristocratic youthfulness 18 52.0 % 2006 22.21 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.23 A lively brunch dram 18 52.6 % 2006 22.23 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.26 19 52.4 % 2007 22.26 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.28 Exotic tales of summer 21 54.0 % 2009 22.28 87.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.29 Bringing in the Barley 24 54.9 % 2011 22.29 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.5 12 61.4 % 1999 22.5 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.6 12 61.8 % 1999 22.6 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.7 12 61.2 % - 22.7 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.8 13 60.3 % 2000 22.8 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SMWS 22.9 Apples and shortbread 16 58.9 % 2004 22.9 - -
  Signatory Vintage
Whisky Age Strength Bottled Casknumber Rating Versions
Glenkinchie 1978 SV Vintage Collection - Dumpy 19 58.2 % 1997 3478 - -
Glenkinchie 1978 SV Vintage Collection - Dumpy 17 60.8 % 1996 3479 87.75 -
Glenkinchie 1978 SV Vintage Collection - Dumpy 22 54.6 % 2000 3480 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SV Cask Strength Collection 17 57.3 % 2005 2833 75.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 SV Cask Strength Collection 17 57.0 % 2005 2834 - -
Glenkinchie 1987 SV Cask Strength Collection 19 58.0 % 2007 2835 94.00 -
Glenkinchie 1987 SV Cask Strength Collection 21 56.6 % 2009 2837 84.38 -

About Glenkinchie

Pronounced glen-KIN-chee. The wash still is the largest operating in the Scotch whisky industry, and the worm tubs used for condensing the spirit are constructed from cast iron rather than the usual timber.

The former maltings is now officially the Museum of Malt Whisky Production, including a scale model distillery built fot the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.

A lot of opinions about start date exists, The fact are that there exist records of distilling at Glenkinchie (Milltown) from 1825. Since it was not used as a distillery for 30 years I think that the start date for Glenkinchie (2) should be 1881......

Glenkinchie (1) aka Milton (3) until 1837 (?). Existed 1825-53, now demolished.
Some say it moved to current location 1837? However it wasn't used as a distillery after 1853. Used mainly as a cowshed. A part was sold to a farmer called Christie and converted into a sawmill. I assume it was dismantled.
"Owners":
George and John Rate 1825-37,  James Gray of Leechman & Gray 1840, John Rate 1852-53.
Glenkinchie (2)
Reconstruction started 1880. Was active and had two pot stills 1885. Major rebuilding 1890. One of few distilleries open during WWII. The floor-malting ends 1968. The two pot stills gets steam-heated 1972. Cast iron worm tubs. The one for "spirit" are of stainless steel. Uses a 9,4 tonnes full-Lauter mash tun. Six wooden washbacks.
Labels:
Glenkinchie (SMWS 22).
"Owners":
"A consortium of whisky merchants and blenders from Leith and Edinburgh" 1881, The Glen Kinchie Distillery Co. 1890-1914, Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. 1914-25, DCL 1925, today Diageo plc.

Details
  • 1837
    Founded
  • Active
    Status
  • 1
    Spirit stills
  • 1
    Wash stills
  • Diageo
    Owner
  • 1700000 Liters
    Capacity per year
Distillery location
Pencaitland
EH34 5ET Tranent, East Lothian
Scotland Lowlands
Average Rating

82.94

27 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 83.11
    Ambiance
  • 80.19
    Selection
  • 82.74
    Value
  • 85.70
    Service
Fabian Review note
about a month ago

Nice location, friendly personel!

Total
85
Ambiance
86
Selection
84
Value
77
Service
92
Get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get!
mixa Review note
less than a year ago
Total
84
Ambiance
85
Selection
83
Value
85
Service
82
RL_whisky Review note
less than a year ago

Even though I was on my own, I got a tour anyway. John was my tourguide, he actually did production work there and had a couple of nice in depth stories! Highly recommended and not as busy as you might think.

Total
82
Ambiance
88
Selection
70
Value
75
Service
95
Laird Blonag Review note
less than a year ago
Total
78
Ambiance
85
Selection
70
Value
70
Service
87
[my-collection]
GLEN MAUR Review note
less than a year ago
Total
89
Ambiance
89
Selection
90
Value
88
Service
87
[my-collection]
Maltbehr64 Review note
about a year ago
Total
81
Ambiance
80
Selection
80
Value
80
Service
85
Maltbaer64
Butei Review note
about a year ago
Total
79
Ambiance
75
Selection
80
Value
80
Service
82
Slainte Mhath
Butei Note
about a year ago

The Tour offered was very standard at quite a pace. Our guide John is quite passionate, but nevertheless honest & realistic. At Glenkinchie the emphasis is not on making great whisky. It is about maximum production & sell it at the highest possible price. Too much Classic Malt Story. We were offered 4 drams: 1. Glenkinchie 12 yo 2. Mortlach 14 yo 3. ?? Already forgot, not impressive. 4.Caol Ila Moch

Unfortunately, the Talisker was not available.

Although everyone was very friendly & we could make use of the Glenkinchie bus (£24,- tour included), it was still a bit disappointing.

Slainte Mhath
avansele Review note
about a year ago
Total
93
Ambiance
89
Selection
84
Value
100
Service
100
AVS
Islay_fan Review note
about a year ago

Done the standard tour.

Total
86
Ambiance
82
Selection
88
Value
85
Service
87
Openinghours
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Distillery location
Pencaitland
EH34 5ET Tranent, East Lothian
Scotland Lowlands
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