This week we're trying the Glenkinchie Distillers Edition born in 2000 and bottled in 2013. It's double matured in Amontillado casks which should give this whisky some slight hints of sherry.
Glenkinchie Distillery is located in East Lothian near Edinburgh in Scotland and is owned by Diageo. It has a range of whiskies ranging from the Glenkinchie 12 Year old to the Glenkinchie 1990 20 Year Old.
Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie Burn near the village of Pencaitland, East Lothian. It is situated about 15 miles from Edinburgh. The distillery is set in farmland. The name 'Kinchie' is a corruption of 'De Quincy', the original owners of the land. Its origins date back to around 1825 when it was founded by brothers John and George Rate, While there are no direct records it seems likely that Glenkinchie is the Milton Distillery previous recorded in the area. The brothers probably renamed it in about 1837. In 1853, the Rate Brothers were bankrupted and the site converted to a sawmill.
In 1881, the plant was rebuilt and whisky-making restarted under Maj. James Grey.
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. - Wikipedia
"A very interesting whisky"
"Sweetness with a light chesty burn"
"Quite a light taste that lingers on the tongue"
"Can give quite a burn at random sips"
"matt's tongue was nice and comfortable"
"A slight burning on the lips and tongue after tasting"
"Deep sweetness of brown sugar or molasses on the nose"
This whisky was a firm favourite with some of the tasters. It scored quite high on all qualities and we had lots of people saying they'd be happy to have this in the home collection. A fine choice that's left us keen to try the other whiskies in the Glenkinchie collection.