Glenkinchie 1986

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amontillado Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Jul 2007 9:42 pm

Average value

€ 192.56

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32 × member ratings

106 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 1986

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.89 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is overwhelmingly orange & toffee/caramel, this smells really rich.
    The palate is spicy and very rich but it is too thick & syrupy for me.

    There is some nice flavours in there for sure but this is not for me
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rounded body.
    • Nose
      Lightly floral aroma of polished oak. Sweet lemon. Spices.
    • Taste
      The amontillado  seems to heighten  the interplay between  sweetness and dryness. Brown sugar and butter, dry nuttiness, hint of saltiness.
    • Finish
      Sweet, astonishingly  long and soothing.

  4. Sb17sw scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose is too Sharp for me. Oranges and Vanilla and fruity.

    Taste is sweet and oily with loads of fruit.

    Finish is rather short with ripe Oranges and oak.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The finishing does help the Glenkinchie. Still not great though
    • Nose
      Rich fruity malt, musty wood shavings, gravel dust and grist.
    • Taste
      Very rich. but typically harsh. Lots of spiky sweet fruit notes.
    • Finish
      Turns harsh quickly and holds on to it.

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one during an N&T at a whiskyshop in the middle of Holland back in 1999 (found a wee record of it). I remembered that this one had a lovely combination between the American oak first and refills for the usual Glenkinchie and the lovely finish from the European oak. You can`t call it a finish anymore at that stage. The nose was Lowland style at first (citrus, grassy, vanillins) with a nice layer of dried fruit from the sherry. The taste was like a mellow, citrus sorbet like flavor with some of the sherry sweetness as a topping. The finish was long, slightly dark and sweet spicy wich lingers on.


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