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Glenkinchie distillery

Glenkinchie distillery is a Scotch single malt whisky distillery in East Lothian, Scotland. It is one of the six distilleries in the Lowland region.[1]

The Distillery

Glenkinchie 12 years

Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a [2] The brothers probably renamed it in about 1837. In 1969 the distillery stopped malting its own grain and the malting floors were turned into a museum of malt whisky.

The Glenkinchie label was relatively little known until 1989, when United Distillers started marketing it under their Classic Malts brand.

The Whisky

The standard 10-year-old Glenkinchie has now been replaced by the standard "12-year-old". This is a fairly typical lowland whisky in that it is fresh and light in character, with notes of lemon and cut grass. It has a sweet nose and a hint of peat.

The 14-year-old Distiller's Edition is double-matured, a process sometimes referred to as finishing where whisky is transferred to another barrel for further ageing, in Amontillado sherry casks. The sherry flavour competes slightly with the freshness but does not overpower it.

Glenkinchie 12 Year Old was named Best Lowland Single Malt at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards.[3]

See also


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External links

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