Glenkinchie 12 – Blind


Another curveball from our blind tasting competition. This is a Lowlands distillery. This is one of a small handful of distilleries in the region, of which I have only ever tried the far more common Auchentoshan. Lowland whisky is pretty much passed over by many people, ideal blind tasting competition material.

I found this one to have a very engineered ‘generic’ whisky taste to it. This made it all the more difficult to guess what it was. I went for the Dalwhinnie 15 in the end.

Aged 12 years. 43%ABV.

Nose: Malt. Wet leaves. Fresh cut granite. Some malty notes. Dried apricots. Honey. Orange peel. Sour pears. Ginger.

Palate: Candy apple. Bitter wood. Stone. Leather. Citrus zest.

Finish: Lingering salt and candy apple. Bit of wet stone.

Rating: Don’t try this.

Global VFM: 3/5

Local VFM: 2/5

Very generic. It’s not bad whisky, but really has nothing going for it, you might as well either save your money and buy a decent blend, or buy a more interesting malt. I wouldn’t blame someone for wanting to mix this.


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