Glenkinchie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2012 11:07 pm

Average value

€ 34,66

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749 × member ratings

1938 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

90 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.80 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    Lowland whiskies tend to be overlooked by many whisky drinkers. That's a shame! Being a rather light, soft and floral Single Malt, Glenkinchie 12 has a surprising complexity. The nose is mildly grainy and fruity with honey, nuts and caramel. It's a busy nose that needs a bit of time to open up. On the palate, the dram arrives full-bodied with ripe fruits, pepper and a malty spiciness. It turns slightly dry and there is an occasional spiritiness coming through. The finish is fresh and aromatic but rather short. An easily accessible malt with a remarkable character!

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    this batch is a crazy mix of great fruit with a great false note
    • Nose
      at first a bitter slightly metallic false note, which softens with some time in the glass but never completely disappears. Oak soaked with furniture polish - bitter sweet something chemically. Warms: oranges, lemon, mint
    • Taste
      sweet, prairie, oranges, lemon - quite fruity yummy fresh with mint - but there it is again - the metallic bitternote from the nose - the malt could be so great without this - otherwise it is round and very soft - the alcohol is well integrated
    • Finish
      fruity, sweet, quite viscous, minty fresh with delicate oak - medium fresh

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant, if not overly complex, dram. Suitable for me as an everyday dram.
    After dissolution:
    Good that I have gotten the blindsample, unbiased, you can approach honestly to such a bottling.
    • Nose
      Blind sample.

      Pretty versatile. Light fruits, peach and pear, honey, spice, subtle alcohol, some malt, vanilla
    • Taste
      Delicate on the tongue, sweet, with vanilla and pear again
    • Finish
      medium long, slightly warming, on the palate a bit bitterness is noticeable, but the fruit sweetness still lingers for a long time

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. Bam scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Light, fresh, light whisky.
    • Nose
      Green apple, honey, lemon, caramel and slightly flowery.
    • Taste
      Instantly green apple, and honey, light tingling and mild spiciness from the oak.
    • Finish
      The finish looks fresh, as if you had just finished sucker a ice candy. Apples are back.

  6. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant entry-level lowland whisky. Light summer dram.
    • Nose
      Fresh, butterscotch, citrus zest, red apple, honey
    • Taste
      Vanilla, orange zest
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet

  8. HGILES scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Very nice nose; I find Chardonnay, fresh and sweet grapes, apple ... not the case in the mouth with a frank attack and a taste not really round.
    Too disappointed with this disagreement, the nose still prevents me from noting nearly 70.

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. KOQ24 scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior


    Citrus,green Apple,Vanilla,malty,grainy,coconut,orange,



    Vanilla,Cream,malty,light sourness,Pears,green Apple,

    Peach,Banana,Licquorice,light bitterniss


    smooth and short


    Despite a few uncharacteristic rough, grainy Edges for a Lowland Malt, the Glenkinchie 12 offers a solid Malt Whisky Experience at a solid Price.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      60 60


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