Glenkinchie 12-year-old

Overall rating
78.96/100
votes
1174
Whiskybase ID
WB36771
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Edinburgh Malt
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281021935
Added on
24 oct 2012 11:19 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.85

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Whisky reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

106 users have left 124 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.96 points.

  1. CellarToberi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Matured in ex-bourbon casks. Chill-filtered. Coloured. Thick slow slowly forming primary legs. Midsize slow secondary legs. Characteristic Lowlands whisky: delicate, needs to spend time with. Suitable for experimenting with water.
    • Nose
      Cereal: malted barley, grain, hay. Fruity: citrus: green mandarin; fresh fruit: green apple, green pear, quince. Floral: lily, potpourri, fragrant. Sweet: honey, caramel, vanilla, confectionery, butterscotch. Herbal: lemongrass, grass. Nutty: almond, hazelnut. Feints: wax note, soap, tang, cardboard, sulfuric note. Woody: green oak note. Spicy: ginger, cinnamon, aromatic tea. Oily: cream, butter note. Smoky: toasty note. Savoury note. Earthy note. Rich. Full body: delicate, fresh, light, drifting. Water turns up citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Cereal: barley sugar, malt. Sweet: honey, syrup, toffee, caramel, vanilla, chocolate note. Fruity: citrus: lime mandarin, zest; fresh fruit, stone fruit: peach. Spicy: ginger, salt, baking spices, cinnamon, bitter note, pepper. Herbal: grass, leaves. Feints: tobacco. Floral. Nutty: hazelnut, cocoa. Woody: oak sap, toasted oak. Body: delicate, nice development, drifting, spirit driven. Water turns up tobacco and stone fruit notes.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet: syrup, confectionery, toffee. Fruity: stone fruit, ripe fruit. Woody: oak, mild oak tannins. Spicy: mint, ginger, pepper, salt. Floral. Feints: sulfur note. Body: delicate, drifting, dry. Water extends the finish.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A light fresh malt that is easy to drink, just lacks a bit of punch and flavour overall to make it a daily drinker.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. henryguo73 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. DistiLesha scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Unbalanced and full of unpleasant brew notes.
    This whisky is not ready to drink in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Simple and unpretentious, solvent, fruit tones, paperiness
    • Taste
      Fruit sweetness, home brew, duchesse, tannic bitterness, lemonade, alcoholic mouth tingling, stagnant water, bittersweet
      Sweetness 7 out of 10
    • Finish
      Bitter fruity, brightly alcoholic

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Romanino scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Overall, a good light daily summer dram. I didn't have any expectations and this whisky is a nice surprise. However, I am not sure whether I'd buy a full bottle. If someone would buy it to me as a present, I wouldn't be offended :)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Fruity and really sweet, honey and caramel.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweetness nicely balanced with decent oak, a touch of pepper.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Dry, rather watery and very short to me.

  8. herdertje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh heather, more towards sour Granny Smith
    • Taste
      82 82
      round and more closed, with caramel & heather in the lead
    • Finish
      82 82
      soft with clear notes like almond

  9. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Dry meaty unusual whisky. An interesting example.
    • Nose
      A dusty road, spices, apple jam, a toasted crust of white bread, and a burnt match in the distance.
    • Taste
      Dried herbs, spices, red orange, tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry, with tones of gray bread, tea leaves of herbs, pepper and oak, with a hint of smoked meat.

  10. Will_iam scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  11. riegerjonas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    2021-09-19
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, apple, caramel, honey, floral, but heavier than expected
    • Taste
      79 79
      Peach, honey, nutty, caramel
    • Finish
      77 77

  12. tribe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    easy drinkin. always delicious and tasty. caramel with some heather and herbs. beautiful and always works
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    You can do it, but you don't have to. It's completely arbitrary.

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      80 80
      Standard color. Slightly cognac-like, light, light fruits, malt sugar, very slight smell of oil, herbs and honey. Pretty closed.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Pleasant mouthfeel, sweet and gentle, malt, citrus fruits, some oak and fruit.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, gentle, a little oak

  15. kikist scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Little bit too light for my taste but definitely not a bad whisky
    • Nose
      76 76
      Wood, light, honey, vanilla, caramel, hay, lemon, malt
    • Taste
      72 72
      Sweet, sour, mint, tobacco, sometimes alcoholic
    • Finish
      77 77
      White pepper, cardboard, floral, white chocolate, tobacco

  16. Saftkenner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice, pleasant summer whisky in the typical Lowland style with a good price-performance ratio.
    If I could choose between this bottle and the 18-year-old Auchentoshan, I would actually rather go for this bottle.
    • Nose
      A nice fruity-fresh nose. Ripe apples, pear quinces, fresh citrus notes, wine gum (sour apple), a hint of menthol, light vanilla, some pipe tobacco, raspberries, lemon cake.
    • Taste
      Relatively full and oily for the low drinking strength. Slightly alcoholic.
      A nice interplay between sweet and sour. Lemon cake, apple, quince, pear, malt, vanilla and a light oak spice.
    • Finish
      Short to medium-length finish. What remains is the lemon cake, a little cassis and a light oak spice.

  17. jvanopstal scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Nice fruity and flowery whisky
    • Nose
      Flowery with lemon and honey
    • Taste
      Quite sweet and fruity with citrus and a small amount of spices
    • Finish
      Medium long and a bit spicy but also a little sweet

  18. LDB scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting 2018)
    Yeah, you can have it in your glass, but it's nothing special either.
    Somehow a malt with no properties. Lowlands maybe?
    • Nose
      82 82
      Baked apple, honey and a hint of pear. Slightly grassy.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Softly balanced, a bit dry, but harmonious and fragrant.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Slightly spicy, nothing disturbing, but nothing worth mentioning either.

  19. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Classic fruity Diageo entry level malt, for more personality choose Oban, Dalwhinnie... It escapes me how Diageo sees and markets this one as a typical representative of Lowland region style. Neither is it triple-distilled nor has it these different yellow fruits as Bladnoch, Auchentoshan, and Littlemill often have. Again, not bad but this one needs a stronger representative on the shelves to shine.

  20. hafssol scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.

  21. SimondeVette scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

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

  22. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-13-2021.

  23. Svjatogor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  24. yfalkov scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Balanced, neutral, easy-drinking
    • Nose
      81 81
      creamy, sweet, balery, citrus, barley
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet, rounded, nutty
    • Finish
      79 79
      medium, spicy, balanced, bittersweet

  25. gooos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  26. snaotheus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Generally, I would say not super exciting, but easy to enjoy.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Alcohol, oak, a little citrus.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Alcohol and oak again, still some citrus. I get a little vanilla and maybe some nuttiness or dates.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Floral, lots of vanilla, some oak.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. mattheww scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  30. 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

  31. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Aromatic, SMooth, Light and Sweet One of my favorits

  32. McBRI scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

  33. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      68 68

  34. 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

  35. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice, consistent lowlander with easy character. Not complex. Good entry level whisky.
    Takes a little water, that improves the nose significantly, but dillutes the taste immediately.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Barley sweetness. Malty. Spring-blossom. Light and in balance.
      With water it is sweet of honey, summer-sweetnes. A hint of sour berries. And a very distant hint of tobacco pepperiness. Very interesting.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Alcohol-sweet arrival. Short. Quick development from light and sweet citrus fruits of undefined nature to dry bitter lemon.
      With water it becomes hotter in the arrival and has an unclear development of light sweet-and-sour.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Uneventful bitter finish.

  36. Bam scored this whisky 80 points Expert 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.

  37. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

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

  41. KOQ24 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

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

    grassy,Pears,Peach,Hay

    Taste:

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

    Peach,Banana,Licquorice,light bitterniss

    Finish:

    smooth and short

    Overall:

    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

  42. oppi scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet honey Kind
    • Taste
      Rather tough copper

  43. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  44. Eagle_360 scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Light Lowland, beautiful honey fragrance. Very good to get started.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  45. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Billows of malt, oak, lemon grass, flowery reflexes and a heavy honey-like sweetness. Later, dusty warehouse flavors dominate.
    • Taste
      Soft in the body. Eichig, malty start with spicy Rückrat.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy oak, harsh florality and delicate nutty aromas.

  46. Goldenwhiskycave did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very light, lemon grass, orange, fruity
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy strong taste water is allowed

  47. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  51. markjedi1 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Well, I guess that explains why it had been such a long time since I went back to this. Note to self: feel free to wait longer than 8 years before pouring this again.
    • Nose
      You may call this a floral nose. Quite some grasses and flowers and pretty grainy too. Only after a few moments do I get some toffee, honey and some pears. Lime creeps in slowly. Some vanilla and nuts. But not much else and to be honest: this is a very mediocre and not very interesting nose.
    • Taste
      The body is fine, but the taste is again quite middle of the road, just like the nose. Some sweet grains (you can actually taste the barley), pear, some citrus fruit and loads of oak. It also reminds me a bit of crème brûlée, but not made by the best chef. It even becomes a tad bitter towards the end.
    • Finish
      In the finish – which is not overly long – I get some spices, wood and a salty hint.

  52. Lorion scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant, floral nose. The palate is less good.
    • Nose
      Mild and flowery. Yes, very floral! Lemon peel and immature orange. Some malt.
    • Taste
      Slightly alcoholic and not very aromatic. Slightly bitter and fruity.
    • Finish
      Medium long and rather weak.

  53. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It is very, very good for the basic mole, it is easy, fresh, well balanced, there is not a lack of strength, the pitches are excellent.
    • Nose
      Cool, light, malty-floral with light mineral and creamy notes, a little lemon and caramel in the background, raw grain and wet wood, nutty tones.
    • Taste
      Pepper and lemonade, cream, melted milk, light oak notes, vegetable oil, greens, a little kiwi and some other tropical fruits, for such a fortress is very rich and dense.
    • Finish
      Soft peppery, creamy, compote of sour fruits, orange peel, light oak bitterness, sorrel, sour apple, lemon.

  54. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    BLIND:

    N: Oily, buttery, doughy sweet decay - Mortlach-like? Nice strength with good age, probably from a good use of refills. Notes of fried onions and sweetcorn. Tomatin?
    T: Straight-ahead with a touch of Mortlach-like interest. Age & youth combined.
    F: No surprises but true to form with a super-tempered heat that is hidden/blended well. A decent sweetish-sour finish with some sherry showing at the death.
    C: Revealed. I really liked this last time. Currently a ‘go to’ in bars given how fast age statement malts are disappearing.Scores a B-

  55. Gatopardo scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Really boring in my opinion. Lacks character. I like on the nose but the taste goes on his own way. Give it time.
    • Nose
      Honey, milk caramel, citrus and lots of pineapple.
    • Taste
      Sharp, dry, bitter, lemon, opposite to what you are nosing.
    • Finish
      Short and soft.

  56. Islaywolf scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  57. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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[+]

  58. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special but a good price!

  59. LordIslay scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  60. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [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..."

  61. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Hmm, so the nose was in spite of the little power still the most beautiful and the very first taste vllt., I like this cheap-looking oak and the white pepper not at all. Especially from the third sip it has something of a cheap blend with a slight Floralität.
    • Nose
      Slightly flat nose, honey, floral with a few flowers, sweet herbs, toffee, some grass and heather in the background, apricot, hint of orange peel (but as I said, only distant hints), vanilla, overall already typical Lowlandstyle created
    • Taste
      Sweet Barley, flower meadow in the mouth with slightly spicy oak, thyme, white pepper in between, apricot, but mostly the Floralität with some dry-malty (not so delicious) oak
    • Finish
      Joa, very quickly watered down after a bit of saliva, is thus quite unsettling and short, one, two flowers remain, otherwise sweet, somewhat scratchy malt for me

  62. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful "aperitif", "spring" and "summer whisky".
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  63. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very nice design: Noble and very "CK", but that should not play the main role in a single malt.
    • Nose
      Beautiful variegated scent with "sweet herbs".
    • Taste
      Very soft in the mouth, light fruit gum note, also with "fruit gum malt" and ripe pear is also present.
    • Finish
      Fruity, medium length finish.

  64. gertjan_assies did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    for its price a decent malt
    • 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

  65. Zumbar scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  66. HammerHead scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  67. Unclimbability scored this whisky 66 points Member Senior

    Colour: E150a

    Body: Light

    Nose: Sweet and malty. Fruit- Apple, creamy apple pie, fresh pear, malt, creamy cereal, chocolate raisins, raspberry tea. Some Sherry influence, nut, polished wood, fruitcake, rum and raisin, banana and cherry.

    Taste: Very gentle. Lots of malty cereal, grainy, soft fruit- Apple, raspberry, bit of toffee. Malty spice and vanilla pods.

    Finish: Short length. Fades quickly with chocolate malt.

    Lovely nose, bit too soft on the taste.

    66/100

  68. sapecosta scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  69. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  70. Macerik scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  71. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Amble of malt and nutty. Ashy presents in the middle and lightly balsamic. Palate:- Crisp and fresh. Soothing warm sweet cereals with honey,
    zesty. Rooty peat lingers, gentle and pleasing, but thin and
    superficial, can be better.

    Finish:- Short, warm honey water with a touch of charred wood.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  72. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    we are on a whisky that can not frighten, no peat, no sherry, a wave pastry, kernels!
    2nd:
    very, too sweet, choke !!
    • Nose
      floral, vanilla, with almonds and almonds
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, spicy
    • Finish
      short, and basic on vanilla, green-yellow fruits (lemon, undifferentiated white grape)

  73. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      fresh and fruity, apple, a little cereal and honey
    • Taste
      very fruity, green apple, honey, melon, vanilla
    • Finish
      rather short and unspectacular

  74. squaadgras scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  75. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  76. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  77. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  78. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    nothing wrong with it, but can’t quite
    grasp what’s good about it either, well made but still ordinary
    • Nose
      somewhat
      grainy, soft lime, grass, honey, sweet pear, toffee
    • Taste
      sweet
      grain, candied apple, vanilla, nuts
    • Finish
      short, spicy red wood, salty light wood,
      dry white pepper, wet grass with a hint of maple syrup at the back

  79. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grass. Straw. Marshmallow. Lime jelly.
    • Taste
      Smooth. Crème brûlée.
    • Finish
      Finely grated lemon peel. Lemon grass. Root ginger. Nutmeg. Spicy. Big. Long. Dryish.

  80. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  81. pianoman scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, light, flowery. Grass hay.
    • Taste
      Light. Malty, nutty, flowery.

  82. fileosoph scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  83. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  84. koalaroo scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  85. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  86. Shane_IL scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Very generic. It's not bad whisky, but really has nothing going for it, you might as well either save your money and buy a decent blend, or buy a more interesting malt.

    Reviewed on my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/04/11/glenkinchie-12-blind/
    • Nose
      Malt. Wet leaves. Fresh cut granite. Some malty notes. Dried apricots. Honey. Orange peel. Sour pears. 
    • Taste
      Candy apple. Bitter wood. Stone. Leather. Citrus zest.
    • Finish
      Lingering salt and candy apple. Bit of wet stone.

  87. Snerik scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    This whisky smells a lot better than it tastes. 
    • Nose
      Honey, a lot of vanilla, pear, white flowers, some milk chocolate? 
    • Taste
      A lot of vanilla and it’s a very one-dimensional whisky and a little spirity?  
    • Finish
      Short, woody, some vanilla and pear. 

  88. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    n: a very mild nose on malt with some apples and pears and  mild honey
        gently spiced with a little vanilla and hints of cinnamon.
        no depth or complexity at all but still enjoyable and there are moments when this
        is just the right dram.
    t:  cereals, porridge, a little honey again, apple pastry, vanilla and a few nuts
        a very clean palate.
    f: medium in length, drying,
    comments: only gave it 83/100 for the lack of depth but you know what? I like it   
                      quite a lot

  89. spigray scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  90. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The whisky starts with a versatile fragrance, which also largely translates to the initial taste. Then there is a sharp edge around the corner, and it is unfortunately done somewhat quickly in the finish; A somewhat shorter finish with some light pepperiness, honey and wood tones.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  91. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The fragrance promises something, the initial taste also, but in the (short) finish the original fruity disappeared.
    • Nose
      Raisins, apples, oranges. Fruity. Some salty, and a somewhat fleshy smell also comes through. In the background also some milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sultanas, raisins, apples. Also sweet, honey, caster sugar. Also slightly peppery, there is a sharp edge to the whisky. Somewhat watery undertone. Milk chocolate also comes back a bit.
    • Finish
      Somewhat short, soft, raisins. But soon after sharp / pepper, bitter undertones, but also some honey-like sweetness and wood tones.

  92. NcOne scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Light and mellow dram. Easy to drink but does't offer anything special. 
    • Nose
      Dry. Distant fruitiness. Hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Fresh and light. Flowers. Pretty round taste.
    • Finish
      Medium finish. Freshness continues. Some oakines.

  93. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  94. jhut scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Cafe de Toeter, Groningen with Andre. 02-02-2016
    • Nose
      Grass, moss, wheat, complex. Wood
    • Taste
      Wheat, light. Grass
    • Finish
      Complex, mout, fris, hout

  95. MeijerSenior scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      72 72

  96. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    He does not smell too good, intense, rather weak. Tasty but nice and soft to drink.

  97. ML89 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  98. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  99. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Fine whisky to enjoy together.
    • Nose
      Light oak and flare smoke,
    • Taste
      sweet fruit, mainly apple
    • Finish
      Intense and strong. Best complec

  100. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  101. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky for a cozy drink together. Easy to go.

  102. mer1973 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  103. Thermidor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    There are no real faults in the palate, just that it's a bit too even and safe, and the body could use more weight although I doubt simply upping it to 46% would solve it. What kind of casks go into this? I get faint sherry vibes but can't really tell due to the malt's lightness.

  104. rb854 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  105. morolidin scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Ideal for evening drinking with friends.
    • Nose
      Oak, smoke, morning sea, adventure.
    • Taste
      Green apple then some sweet creamy tones.
    • Finish
      Intense, strong and enjoayble. After some glasses causes dry throat.

  106. Wolv scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    good entry for a tasting
    good to begin a tasting with it
    • Nose
      Barley, straw, herbs, lemon, flowers, vanilla, a touch of honey
      barley, straw, herbals, lemon, flowers, vanilla, a hint of honey
    • Taste
      sweet and light, clean toasted fresh spring water, vanilla, malt
      sweet and delicate, clean toast flavor fresh spring water, vanilla, paints
    • Finish
      dry and warm with roasted aromas

      dry and warm with toast flavors

  107. Wolv scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  108. jhut scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Grass, light, chalky.
    • Taste
      sweet, flowers,
    • Finish
      aftertaste is very different from pallet and nose. Very matt tone. Moss. Quite complex aftertaste

  109. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  110. zinaf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light malt sweetness; a bit grassy; honey; porridge; almonds
    • Taste
      Nice vanilla sweetness; some sour edges; light wood spices - white pepper;
    • Finish
      short, sweet, then lightly drying, honeydew,

  111. Opeth83 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Nose is deliciously fruity and floral, unfortunately the taste is less, a bit bitter and little complex. The aftertaste is rancid, kind of bitter unripe fruit can not place it, maybe an incorrect batch.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      55 55

  112. 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)

  113. afrb scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A real before dinner whisky, light and clean.
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      77 77

  114. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, not much
    • Nose
      Fruity, nut chocolate, ewtwas flower meadow, overall rather flat
    • Taste
      creamy, herbs, honey sweet, light chocolate again
    • Finish
      quickly over, slightly nutty with honey and flowers

  115. ApricotOne scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  116. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not a very complex malt but not unpleasant at all.But this should be the representant of Lowlands within the Classic Malt, and the fact is that it does not taste like Lowlands at all
    • Nose
      Fresh grass, malt, butter and quite strong at 43% Does not really smells "Lowland style" however.
    • Taste
      Butter and grass, and as the nose suggested quite powerfull. Not extremely complex but this is a profile not represented a lot in the "entry level" whiskies.
    • Finish
      A little bitter and clean. Medium long.

  117. Dieter_W scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Not my thing
    • Nose
      : flowery, sweet, honey, sweet and sour apple
    • Taste
      those harsh, grassy bitterness notes are just not my cup of tea.
      The alcohol is not well integrated
    • Finish
      grey bitter

  118. Dieter_W scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    : flowery, sweet, honey, sweet and sour apple
    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      63 63

  119. Koloman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  120. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This style is not a bombastic thing, even whiskybase is not highlighted here, but I like this style from time to time even though it will never be a ladder of ladders.
    It's such unobtrusive cool whisky. It will also come to me as a whisky type for start-ups for beginners who are just starting out in the world of a single mortar.
    • Nose
      Malt classics, muesli and honey form the basis of the fragrance of this twelve-year-old whisky from the Lowlands. But in Glencairn you can also find citrus (mainly lime), grass, and some wood. (83 b)
    • Taste
      How she smells, I like it too. Honey, wood, vanilla, grass, slightly greasy bitterness, but nothing to bother or distraction. (83 b)

  121. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  122. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Delicate, cereals, citrus, flowery, grassy, vanilla
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, ripe fruit (pears, apples), red fruits (strawberries)
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, spicy, oily

  123. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Glitter 12-year-old Tasted 2014-07-20 @ WhiskyInteam Spaden malty, caramel, very short finish, average
    68

  124. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A very easy-drinking whisky, decent but not impressive.
    • Nose
      Malt, green apple, lime, pear, straw, white chocolate, ginger, caramel and a little floral. After a while a whiff of honey.
    • Taste
      Apple, pear, lime, mint, caramel, floral notes and gentle spice.
    • Finish
      Apple, mint, malt, pear, ginger and light herbs. Quite dry.

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