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

€ 39.79

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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

105 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.65 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super 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. Koning scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    From a 2020 sample, has been a while since I tasted the Glenkinchie 12. A decent dram, but I wouldn't buy a second bottle (I enjoyed a full bottle back in 2013).
    • Nose
      79 79
      Quite flowery with a touch of puff pastry. Has a clear sour edge with lemons and yogurt, accompanied by a slightly metallic note.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fresh and sour fruits like green apple and lemons. Nicely balanced with sweet notes like karamel, vanilla and a perfumed scent. The metallic note from the nose reappears after a while.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Almost like a light white wine. Some apples, some lemons, and quite dry.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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)

  7. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Not as plain as it could seem: nice elegant citrus and vanilla at first, it slowly shows some complexity. A very gentle and enjoyable dram.

  8. SimondeVette scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    It's fine. Nothing more
    • Nose
      Grain, melon
    • Taste
      Ginger, spicy, dry
    • Finish
      Spicy, with a slight bitterness from the oaken casks.

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-13-2021.

  10. Svjatogor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    n: lot of honey, malt, herbs/flowers, sweet, friut, zitrus
    t: malt, oak, sweet, spices
    f: spices, oak, herbs, almonds in end


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