Winning gold at both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2010 and the Scotch Whisky Masters in 2011, Glenkinchie is celebrated as a light and delicate whisky, ideal for the sophisticated connoisseur who enjoys a pre-dinner drink.
It’s light character is borne from its distillation in some of Scotland’s largest stills; matured for 12 years, the result is a light, floral whisky with a fresh, creamy taste.
Glenkinchie was founded by brothers John and George Rate in 1837, from one of the last surviving Lowland distilleries in Scotland, situated twenty miles outside Edinburgh. Glenkinchie 12 Year Old is distilled in some of the largest stills in Scotland to make a light, crisp whisky and is named after the Kinchie Burn, a nearby water source.
A Great Apéritif Malt:
Glenkinchie is perfect as an aperitif Single Malt or at the start of a meal due to its fragrant, light and appetising body and taste. The letters GK in gold emphasise the malt’s good provenance and high stature.
Nose: Aromatic, vanilla, cut flowers and beneath, a clean, toasty note. Increasingly sweet and creamy, with fresh citrus, lemon cheesecake.
Palate: Sweet, soft start becoming flowery. Crisp mid-palate then butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias.
Finish: Herbal and drying, a little like pot-pourri.
Glenkinchie 12 is fantastic with fish! The character of Glenkinchie – light, slightly dry, smoky with spice – makes it good with raw and spicy fish. Sashimi and sushi, scallops in bacon, tempura prawns. It’s just perfect, too, with a simple madeleine or Parmigiano Reggiano.