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!
this batch is a crazy mix of great fruit with a great false note
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
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
fruity, sweet, quite viscous, minty fresh with delicate oak - medium fresh
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.
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.
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.
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.