Glenkinchie 1996

Overall rating
82.09/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB26193
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Double Matured in Amontillado Sherry Wood
Casknumber
G/284-7-D
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281022581
Added on
14 sep 2011 1:45 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

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.

    71/100

  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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