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Overall rating
78.78/100
votes
777
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
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

€ 36.81

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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 12-year-old

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.78 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. 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.

  6. Bam scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

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

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