Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Oct 2012 11:19 pm

Average value

€ 37.91

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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

97 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.66 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. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Better and stronger, as one has as a prejudice in the head ("lax Lowlander", "girl whisky, just flowery, nothing else ...").
    • Nose
      malty, sweet, caramel, after a while filigree flowery and fruity notes, apple, some lemon
    • Taste
      short note of green apple, then malty sweetness, caramel, some spicy sharpness and constantly in the background a certain fruity bitterness, could be lime
    • Finish
      medium long, dry and slightly bitter (cocoa, lime)

  6. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      apple, citrus, wood tones, hay, leather
    • Taste
      stale, floury, pear, flat, peach, ash, peppery, rice paper

  7. mattheww scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Delicious. This is a whisky as I prefer it. Light, aromatic and sweet and soft in character

  9. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Aromatic, SMooth, Light and Sweet One of my favorits

  10. McBRI scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior


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