Glenkinchie 2008

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amontillado Cask-Wood
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 oct 2020 9:49 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 59.73

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38 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenkinchie 2008

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.92 points.

  1. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This is the 12 finished in amontillado sherry casks for 3 to 6 months. I am surprised by the impact of it. It's richer, but the typical flowery notes of the 12 are gone.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Quite rich with puff pastry and apple pie with pears and caramel. Shares the sour lemon and yogurt notes of the 12, but lacks the flowery scents.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Tarte tatin (apple,caramel), grapefruit and roasted peanut. A bit musty too, mushroom alike.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Juicy fruits give away to a spicy dryness.

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  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    An extension of the 12 that robs it of its somewhat likeably raw character, but doesn't go far enough. To be really good. To be honest, it disappoints me quite a bit.
    • Nose
      Sweeter and more mature on the nose than the 12. The sherry and the oak cover the rather raw character of the 12. However, he is also more reserved here. But the distillery character also comes through with Dr Zeit.
    • Taste
      Quite distinctive sherry in the mouth. But an almost unpleasantly bitter note disturbs.
    • Finish
      The finish is tart and peppery tingling with oak bitterness and some sherry sweetness.

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Difficult, Glenkinchie and I are not really warming up.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting

    interesting malt
    but did not inspire me
    • Nose
      fresh, slightly sour, slightly nutty, slightly moldy increases, pear, sparkling, minimal lemon, bast / waffle?

      with water: more lemon, slightly oak
    • Taste
      soft, silky, oily
      nutty, slightly oak increases, slightly vanilla, waffle, slightly cardboard + milk chocolate

      with water: silky, cardboard / paper (high quality / recycled?)
    • Finish
      medium long
      tart, cocoa, sour so Granny Smith, then a lot of oak

  6. MonkeChef scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet, plum, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, overripe strawberry, toffee, marzipan, blackcurrant.
    • Taste
      Dry, dark chocolate, cherry-strawberry, nuts in dark chocolate, bitter cocoa
    • Finish
      The Long Finish is a bit drier, but the sweetness still sticks to the tongue, the notes of cinnamon and nuts in dark chocolate play the main violin, cherries, orange peel, dried plums.

  7. whiskytornado scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80


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