Glenkinchie 17-year-old CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Miniature - Black Label
Stated Age
17 years old
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
02 jul 2017 5:44 pm by tmu

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Whisky reviews for Glenkinchie 17-year-old CA

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.00 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    No vintage on this miniature, but bottled in the early 1980's, so distilled in the mid-1960's. Cadenhead released several dumpy's with vintages of 1965, 1966 and 1967 in the early 1980's. This should be left-overs probably from those batches. Dram Dracula is right, this stuff is not very good. Not completely undrinkable, but more for educational purposes so to say.
    • Nose
      Mmh, hints of cardboard and porridge at first nosing. Cereal-mash followed with cut grass, hay and heather. 'Greenish' notes of leaves and nettle. Some flowery notes as well. Mint in the background.
    • Taste
      Very astringent with lots of strong citrus notes of lemon and bitter grapefruit. I also got solvent associations with nail-varnish-remover and aceton. The bitterness overpowers everything in this whisky, there's no sweetness of fruitiness at all. Quirky and unpleasant Glenkinchie.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a peppery punch. Ginger and a little clove. Pine at the end. Though Glenkinchie from the 1960's is quite rare (only some Cadenhead dumpy's and an ocassional GM), doesn't mean it's good.

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  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    It's not as bad as some older Edradours but 'tis plenty bad.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A sharp, floral smell. Potpourri and perfume? Also with honeyed lemon tea. Definitely weird. I will reserve judgment until the taste.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Glass cleaner and soap. Peppery with sour lemon candy. Definitely weird, and yes, definitely not pleasant.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Not short enough. YIKES. A very flawed whisky. Wish this was 20ml instead of 50ml.

      From a mini with a rather too good of a fill.

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light fresh and peppery nose. Floral (almost a perfume) with citrus fruits. Barley and a little touch of oak.
    • Taste
      A bit on the oily side with spices and also very floral. Medium and half smooth with some sharpness on the edges. Not too sweet with the spices on top and more lemon touches on the side.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, drying out a little and herbs.


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