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Overall rating
77.87/100
votes
190
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L6081CM00000930440
Barcode
5000281005454
Added on
21 Jul 2007 8:37 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 139,90

6 × in wishlist

190 × member ratings

610 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 10-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.87 points

  1. avansele scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Juice

    Glenkinchie can be found 25 kilometers south of Edinburgh, which explains its nickname ‘The Edinburgh Malt’. The whisky was fairly unknown until Diageo added it to the Classic Malts series as representative of the Lowland style. We will try the old 10 Year Old, which has been replaced by the 12 Year Old in the meantime.

    The nose is sweet with a truckload of breakfast cereals, a surprising trace of woodsmoke and freshly cut grass. Those typical Scottish oatmeal cookies emerge. But unfortunately there is also a strangely soapy side to it. Shampoo? Strange and a bit disturbing. Some candle wax and patato skins. Luckily also some oranges and heather honey.

    The body is more than okay. I had expected this to be more flat. In fact, it is fairly powerful at first. Quite some sweetness: a combination of apple juice and orange juicy with some lemon juice in the mix. Loads of juices, eh? But also some candied ginger, black pepper and even a salty edge that I did not expect. You could almost say this is complex. But that is not synonymous for good. This is okay-ish. The soapiness now leans towards bubblegum with caramel.

    The finish is longer than expected with a lot of caramelized and peppered citrus fruit and sweet barley sugars at the death.

    This is far from a great malt and you know that I have a soft spot for Lowlanders, so that is saying something. I’ll stick to Auchentoshan or Bladnoch (unless you still have a bottle of Rosebank of Saint Magdalene on the shelf, obviously).

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but not complex either. 
    • Nose
      Caramel, porridge, lemon grass, dried apricot, hay, apples. With water, the fruitiness reveals itself better. 
    • Taste
      Quite thin, a bit bitter, grass, pear, apple, fudge, almonds, spices.
    • Finish
      Grassy, ginger, dried fruits, pear

  5. karloff scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. Cipidos scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. z-imaging scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. ricallende scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. Den Blieken scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. Emvanel did not rate this whisky Member Junior

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