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Glenkinchie 12-year-old

Overall rating 541 votes 79.01

Member rates

1474 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 19
Balance 20

Tastingtags

70 Notes

Usl1978
Member Senior Usl1978 Review note
18 May 2017 7:39 am
Usl1978 gave this whisky 78 points
Weighted Rate
77.5
Nose
76
Initial taste
75
Body
77
Finish
75
Price
85
Presentation
84
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
17 May 2017 12:51 am
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 83 points
  • N: A rough ’n’ ready Speysider that pairs well with its companion today - Cardhu 12 WB.
  • T: A lovely integration of sweet & leathery, waxy & creamy lemon maltiness. 
  • F: Dryish Spey-style finish.
  • C: Glenkinchie isn't a whisky I've seen much of, so its good to see both it & Cardhu (the majority of which goes to Spain & France), both with age statements, reasonably priced and widely available in pubs & bars in the UK.


Scores a C[+]

Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Note
14 May 2017 11:10 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 83 points

Nothing special but a good price!

Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
14 May 2017 11:13 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.3
Nose
79
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
87
Presentation
88
Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
05 May 2017 9:09 am
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 83 points

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 83 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
78
Price
84
Presentation
84
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
04 May 2017 2:54 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 80 points

[March, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Lowlands" rarities tasting at Bonn.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 80.  My notes state "Get me the next dram, please..."

There is no accounting for taste...
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
08 Apr 2017 3:53 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Etwas flache Nase, Honig, floral mit ein paar Blümchen, süße Kräuter, Toffee, etwas Gras und Heide im Hintergrund, Aprikose, Hauch Orangenschale (aber wie gesagt alles nur entfernte Andeutungen), Vanille, insgesamt schon typisch Lowlandstyle angelegt

Taste

Süßer Barley, Blumenwiese im Mund mit leicht pikanter Eiche, Thymian, weißer Pfeffer dazwischen, Aprikose, aber großteils die Floralität mit etwas trocken-malziger (nicht so leckerer) Eiche

Finish

Joa, sehr schnell verwässter schon nach bisschen Speichel, ist dadurch recht unspannend und kurz, ein, zwei Blümchen bleiben, sonst süßes, etwas kratziges Malz für mich

Comments

Hmm, also die Nase war trotz der wenig Power noch das schönste und der allererste Geschmack vllt., mir gefällt diese billig-wirkende Eiche und der weiße Pfeffer da garnicht. Besonders ab dem 3. Schluck hat es was von einem billigen Blend mit leichter Floralität.

StyrianSpirit
Expert Junior StyrianSpirit Review note
02 Apr 2017 6:44 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 83 points

Schöner "Aperitif"-, "Frühlings"- und "Sommerwhisky".

Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
88
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StyrianSpirit
Expert Junior StyrianSpirit Tasting note
02 Apr 2017 6:55 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Schöner vielgestaltiger Duft mit "süßlichen Kräutern".

Taste

Sehr weich im Mund, leichte Fruchtgummi-Note, auch mit "Fruchtgummi-Malz" und reife Birne ist auch dabei.

Finish

Fruchtiger, mittellanger Abgang.

Comments

Sehr schönes Design: Edel und ganz "CK", aber das sollte bei einem Single Malt ja nicht die Hauptrolle spielen.

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major7
Member Junior major7 Tasting note
04 Mar 2017 9:57 am
Color
Pale gold
Nose

fresh grass, dried fruits with a hint of honey

Taste

grains, more grass, some floral and woody tones

Finish

short and dry with a slightly unpleasant bitter undertone

Comments

for its price a decent malt

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