GLENKINCHIE Distillers Edition 43% abv 1 litre
The distillery lies in a glen of the Kinchie Burn near the village of Pencaitland. The name ‘Kinchie’ is a corruption of ‘De Quincy’, the original owners of the land. It was founded around 1825 by brothers John and George Rate. A convergence of events bankrupted the brothers in 1853, and the site converted to a sawmill. However, in 1881, the distillery was rebuilt and resumed whisky making.
In 1914, Glenkinchie joined forces with fellow Lowland distillers Rosebank, St Magdalene, Grange and Clydesdale to form Scottish Malt Distillers. This company has since evolved into the Diageo group.
The Glenkinchie core expression is the 12 yo and a regular Distillers Edition. This limited release Glenkinchie 1986 Distillers Edition was distilled in 1986 and bottled in 1999. They finished the whisky in Amontillado sherry casks.
COLOUR: Dark gold
NOSE: Sherry sweetness, bits of apricot, malty goodness with hints of oak and honey, Rich and inviting.
PALATE: Luxurious with notes of oak, dried apricot, bits of cherries and sherry sweetness. Toasted nuts and freshly baked shortbread. Creamy honey sweetness with soft pepper, candied ginger and cinnamon. Just amazing. Drinkable, complicated and full of body.
FINISH: Dry oak with sherry sweetness and bits of spice. Long and lingering.
Please note there is some damage to the box.