Glenkinchie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Sep 2020 11:23 pm by marmeladow

Average value

€ 29.99

5 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.35 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Rather sweet Bourbon notes, vanilla, banana, tropical, yellow Hubba Bubba, orchard fruits, wintergreen, herbal, summer flowers. Very pleasant nose. (86-87p)
    TASTE: The arrival is rather dry. Fruity and astringent on the mid palate. (84p)
    FINISH: Fruity, slightly astringent, a touch of black pepper. (84-85p)
    OVERALL: Perhaps not perfectly balanced but not bad at all. A tasteful summer whisky. Total score 85 points.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Speyside, 43%, Ex-Bourbon

    Fassstark.de Geschmacksexperiment 2021 (Blindverkostung)
    • Nose
      83 83
      Apple aroma, pear puree, a freshly mown meadow. Vanilla crescents, honey, almond slivers, orange jam with pieces. Milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft and velvety appearance. Almond butter, hazelnuts, walnuts and roasted orange peel, vanilla ice cream. Fresh yeast dough, marzipan, caramel, toffee, block malt.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, dry, slightly spicy.

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The whisky has no special features but also no missing notes and is acceptably strong. A sensible drinking whisky that is particularly pleasing on the palate.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Grassy, light fruits, honey, vanilla, later fermented fruits, malt.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Green tea, sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, honey. Quite soft.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short finish with honey, oak, malt, vanilla and a slight bitterness.

  4. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bottle purchased in 2021. Fresh, flowery/grassy nose: typical lowland style. After a while the bourbon notes begin to appear, accompanied by hints of coriander and lime. A drop of water didn’t change the profile much. Crisp and clean on the palate, continuing in the lowland tradition (reminds me of some early 1990s Bladnoch distillate). Coffee and cream then emerge, before giving way to a relatively short, drying finish. This feels like a definite step up from when I last tried the Glenkinchie 12 a few years ago. Definitely a dram for when you’re in the mood for something light and easy. I really enjoyed it.

  5. didi1893 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting Barrel-strong taste experiment:
    Unspectacular and nothing special, tart fruit and wood tones, origin rather not a Scotch, probably a blend, almost 46% alcohol, NAS max. 10 years and standard, I don't really like it, but still drinkable ...
    • Nose
      Steamed fruit, a hint of caramel and chocolate, unspectacular, reserved.
    • Taste
      Dark yellow fruit, wooden, creamy, subtle sharpness in the aftertaste, also unspectacular and almost expressionless, slightly tart.
    • Finish

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting

    solid, unspectacular standard
    • Nose
      fruity, slightly tart, apple, grape, dill, savory
    • Taste
      nice start, light body, some sherry influence, sweet, apple, apricot, light spice
    • Finish
      warm, a little oak, solid

  7. fnk scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Auchentochan 12 vs Glenkinchie 12

    First acquaintance with the region, distilleries.

    FRAGRANCE. The scent is light in both. Even extremely light. All the same, triple distillation is audible.
    In Glenkinchy, it is somehow more interesting, more diverse, in Ahentoshena everything is straightforward and simple.

    TASTE. It is empty, which is not good or bad for a given product, if we take into account the industry of production, price, degree.

    AFTERTASTE. Blurred, generally akentoshen, emptiness, mixed with unpleasant moments. Ch. even more or less.

    OUTPUT. Weak ... now, maybe a couple of years ago it would have been more interesting, working fluid, to get acquainted with the region, distillery, for show, as I did in principle.

    Auchentochan 12 - 80
    Glenkinchie 12 - 81

  8. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    quite soft, good for the summer time
    • Nose
      80 80
      fresh, citrus, green apple
    • Taste
      82 82
      citrus - lemon, apple, a little pepper
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium, sweet, apple and dry

  9. VanOpek scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
      yeast dough with sugar, biscuit, honey, creamy, vanilla, malty, floral
    • Taste
      79 79
      sweet, pepper, new wood, hints of oak bitterness, floral, fruits
    • Finish
      77 77
      a lot of pepper, oak, warm, short, spicy, dry

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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


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