Glenkinchie 1987 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
28 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 may 2016 2:48 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 209.60

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Whisky Reviews for Glenkinchie 1987 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] I never had any above-average Glenkinchie so far - but to be honest: I did not have a lot Glenkinchie during the last 20 years at all. Time to change this (or maybe both?) ...

    ...both! This is the first Glenkinchie that I like and despite it is not a stunner it is very interesting, for sure. It offers a Traditional Lowland Scotch profile with some unusual aromas and flavours that are fun to discover ...better than all the official stuff I tasted from this rarely bottled distillery so far.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers that typical grassy-sugary profile most Lowland drams own. But contrary to Bladnoch or Rosebank this is much more simple, missing the fruits and honeys. Nonetheless it is pretty nice by Glenkinchie standards and it enfolds further upon breathing. Some spices, waxes and a rather strange aroma pop up - is this rhubarb or eucalyptus? Maybe hints of both (or something completely different)...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is more complex and now some fruits are there, too. All is imbedded in a vanilla-toffee-marzipan structure that is delicious but a little too dominant until the spices and some bitter flavours (green tea and the like) kick in. This is not too bad at all. Water turns the nose even more grassier what drives it out of balance and both taste and finish get increasingly bitter so be careful - I like the neat dram best.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whisky arrives warming and a little coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is of medium lenth and gets more spicier with that strange flavour popping up again (rhubarb or eucalyptus or both). There are no bitter or drying moments here either, the wood is just about perfect in this setting.

  2. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: it is really well balanced, the alcohol is very well balanced with a few drops of water, it becomes really smooth without losing strength

    Conclusion: for a long time now finally a really good Glenkinchie in the glass, well matured with great balance, especially with a few drops of water
    • Nose
      Lemon, grassy, slightly mineral, grain, subtle floral notes, the oak is nicely embedded with a little cinnamon, not particularly complex, but a nice depth
    • Taste
      starts with more sweetness than the nose, honey, grass, lemon, malt with a little oak
    • Finish
      long, pleasant, citrus fruits, malt, floral, a little honey, good oak freight with cloves and a little nutmeg, oak shavings without getting too dry

  4. DonMa scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A great whisky with a nice age
    • Nose
      Lemon, cinnamon, vanilla, freshly sawn wood and apple
    • Taste
      Wax, cinnamon, lemon, fresh light wood, peach, apple
    • Finish
      Long, spicy and oily


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