Let’s start off 2015 with a readily available malt that’s not to expensive!
Info: One of only a handful of lowland whiskies, Glenkinchie is situated near Edinburgh.
Colour: Fairly honest pale gold.
Nose: Quite fragrant, packed full of malt grass and fruity aromas with a base of toffee and hints of oak.
Palate: At first slightly spicy, followed by plenty of malt. Slightly dry with medium oils.
Finish: At first fairly gentle, a slightly sweet finish which hangs about for longer than expected, it turns more spicy as it goes on.
Thoughts: Lowland whiskies have occasionally had a reputation for being less flavoursome than their Highland brothers. That’s plainly stupid, and this dram goes a long way to dispel the myths. Nice to see a 12 year old at a reasonable price and ABV.
Available: Master of Malt – £36.23
From my own stocks.