Glenkinchie 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amontillado Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2011 1:45 pm

Average value

€ 81.97

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25 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenkinchie 1996

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.09 points.

  1. whisk_guy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    0.7 left
    opened for 3.5 months
    Glassware: Glencairn Copita
    Colour: Gold
    • Nose
      86 86
      White flower, briny, vanilla, grassy, green apple, light honey, oakiness, nail polish and maltiness
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light body, smooth, intense white flower, nectar, briny, nutty, oak spike, a bit grassy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Nectar, oaky, hints of grass and nail polish
      Length: Medium (1min36sec)

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A very powerful malt! Initially very sweet and fruity, the taste then has decent wood notes, which are reminiscent of a slightly medicinal herbal extract in the finish. Impressive and good, but certainly not to everyone's taste.
    • Nose
      Raspberry and blackberry mix, quite sweet, mixed berry jam, very light note of vanilla, fresh hazelnut, subtle oak, some herbs are also involved, minimal smoke
    • Taste
      Malty sweetness, plum jam, lots of oak, creamy dark chocolate, very spicy, nutmeg, herbs again
    • Finish
      Rather long, strong, slightly dry, oak, dark chocolate, sage, rosemary, slightly ashy mouthfeel, very slightly bitter

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: light amber

    - a great single malt and successful DE
    - compared to the newer vintages somehow
    sweeter, more mature, slightly better in taste
    - worth trying for the 50€
    • Nose
      Fruit mix, but also sweet caramel notes
    • Taste
      Spicy attack, not as sweet as the smell suggests, quite complex, dry sherry aromas linger on
    • Finish
      medium length, dry finish ;
      medium-long finish with oak and sherry

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    ... not that easy, but a nice malt! Got another bottle of this in 2021!
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, vanilla, sherry aromas, nuts, a trace of oak;
    • Taste
      soft, mild, fruity (grapes) in the beginning, also caramel, honey, nuts, spices, especially pepper, woody oak;
    • Finish
      medium-long, salty, woody, dry-peppery finish;

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Unclimbability scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Colour: E150a

    Body: Light/Medium

    Nose: A sweeter one. Artificial sherried sweetness- Raisin, cocktail cherry, some menthol and green apple, some very sweet oak, creamy vanilla.

    Taste: Nuts, wood polish, creamy oak, mellow and creamy, fruity- Cherry, raisin and dates.

    Finish: Medium length. Creamy toasted oak with some bitter tannins, coffee.

    Distilled 1996, bottled 2011. Light, fruity and smooth. Very quaffable whisky.


  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The 1996 edition of Distiller`s Edition from Glenkinchie, this is made with a secondary maturation in Amontillado sherry casks, which add loads of fascinating flavour.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Initially close but after a while opens into a wonderful rich herbal bouquet laced with fruit soda bread.
    • Taste
      A little herbal note comes through but I found it a let down after the vibrancy of the nose.
    • Finish
      Malty,short almost not there.

  10. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80


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