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Glenkinchie Distillery Exclusive Bottling

Overall rating
84.33/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 01
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Charred Hogsheads and American Oak Brandy
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8274CM00B00005977
Barcode
5000821051314
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
05 Dec 2018 3:59 pm by smaeksle
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 103.07

2 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie Distillery Exclusive Bottling

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. volker40sw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-01-2020.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not easy, quite complex, at least in the nose, the contradictions are not my thing here, but also clearly not negative. Overall, very flowery and light.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Okay, a Lowlander made from a brandy barrel that has been grilled, that must lead to strange combinations. He wasn't bad, it was definitely worth the experiment! In any case, much better than what DIAGEO normally fills with Glenkinchie, with the exception of special releases.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity sweaty and very full right after pouring. Very light and fresh fruit notes, slightly acidic, but not spoiled but very harmonious. They look tropical. After a few moments, vanilla cream is added, possibly also butter cream. From a different glass it looks a lot darker and creamier right from the start. After a while, very creamy and sweet, more butter cream, a lot of light toffee, apples, plus floral tones, slightly grassy and a little grapefruit. Later, effervescent powder or flavored glucose is added, very intensely. Warmth brings light honey and an idea of herbs into play and now also fermentation notes that disappear shortly afterwards, more grapefruit. In the empty glass I now have the feeling that he saw some smoke.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth it is rather dry, with a clear acidity, grassy notes here and only a slight sweetness. The start is very mild, the mouthfeel slightly oily. Overall, pretty unspectacular.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The acid dominates in the finish before it dries out significantly. It warms up very easily, but for a relatively long time. Overall medium length. In the end there is a tongue that makes me think for the first time that there might be smoke with him.

  3. DramblersAnonymous scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Pretty hot, young alcohol hot, it tempers a little with the classic glenkinchie honey notes then some stewed apple and cereals. But not for me. A bit raw for £85. The Ammontillado distillers edition bottles are much more enjoyable at half the price.

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