- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Brandy Cask
- Number of bottles
- 58.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L7 190 CM000
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 10:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 20-year-old
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points
- By the totality of impressions - the barrel has nailed the foundation, too much brandy and grapes, too little is left for Glenkinchi, only at the finish the long-playing base breaks its way. I like cognac as such, I switched from it to whisky, but I do not like cognac very much in whisky.
Cool, wet, grapes, wine notes, Hennessy-style cognac, wet wine barrel, raisins, malt, thinner, ether, herbaceous tones in the background.
Sweet, cognac, a wave of pepper, grapes, oak, burnt sugar, fudge.
Light pepper on a sweet fruit and grape background, tangerines, light oak mustard and only in the end breaks through a characteristic sourish, a little bit sharp as from ascorbic acid.
- what a fine dram, should have bought a bottle when it was launched, nowadays too expensive.
very fresh, slightly shy. rather spirity, perhaps it´s only the high ABV. so letś add some drops of water: yeah, opens up! apples, pears, oranges, hazelnuts, a bit of vanilla and hints of beeswax.
much more intense, much higher complexity with the same fruitiness as on the nose but it´s much maltier with a honeyed background. also some sherry influence mostly on mild sultanas.
long, intense, rich, polished wood.
- With water the nose suffers a little bit, but it enhances the taste quite a bit (finish suffers a lot though). Best: try it both ways! Well worth it.
- Best Glenkinchie i've tasted so far!
Fruity (peaches, apricots, oranges, bananas, grapes), sherry, dry, spicy (pepper, cinnamon), raisins
Rich, oily, creamy, buttery, grenadine, nutty, nutmeg, fruity (apples, bananas, berries)
Long, fresh, fruity, oaky