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Glenkinchie

Region: Lowland
District: Eastern

Built by a local farmer about 1837, the Glenkinchie distillery was soon sold to another farmer who used it for a saw mill and a cattle shed. It was again sold in 1880 to be converted back to its original purpose in time for the 1890s whisky boom. Glenkinchie is located near the village of Pencaitland, about 15 miles from Edinburgh, in rich farmland. Important to the student is the excellent museum devoted to malt whisky which Glenkinchie took the leadership in developing. The distillery also has its own bowling green. Prior to 1989, practically all of the whisky produced at Glenkinchie was used for blending purposes. It is an excellent introduction to the world of single malts for the newcomer and a refreshing, light example of a classic Lowland for the experienced malt lover. You may be most familiar with this malt as a member of the Classic Malts family.

10 year old

Proof 86
Color Pale gold or straw.
Nose Fragrant and fresh. Soft, flowery, slight sweetness, with a hint of peat and some grassy notes.
Body Light to medium.
Palate Clean. Smooth, clean sweetness, grassy, well-rounded and light. Quite fresh, with a hint of spice. Very full for a Lowland malt.
Finish Fragrant, lingering, dry and some spice (ginger?) near the end. Again, most exceptional for a Lowland malt.

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