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Glenkinchie 12yo

(43%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 78
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlenkinchie
Alcohol By Volume43%
Average Score78

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel71
Robert Karlsson85
Konstantin Grigoriadis70
Ho-cheng Yao81
Craig Daniels81
Krishna Nukala74
Pit Krause81
Rich Howard65
David Wankel78
Oliver Klimek82
Ralf Mitchell86

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood80

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonSucculent exotic sweet fruits. Right down my lane. Cinnamon. Sweet and quite lovely. Tasty on the fruits. Some eucalyptys. Nice but perhaps a bit low in concentration. Still a good one.
Craig DanielsNose: Lots of toffee, carob, fudge, some fig and date fruit jam and a definite hint of smudge pot. Some interesting turkish delight chocolate and more sugarred figs and some marmalade. Palate: fruity and slightly earthy, then drying with charcoal. Finish: much more coal tar and charred paper. Comment: Interesting whisky; one that is earthier and peatier in the palate and the finish than in the nose.
Rich Howardthe nose offers up a bouquet of fresh apples, oranges and bananas with an undercurrent of dry, sweet malt, with some sweetened corn flakes on the tail. the palate is grainy and herbal, tart, actually a bit bitter, with none of the fruits from the nose. a drop of water accents the dry malty and vanilla notes on the nose, and the palate has some sweet vanilla now, but still with a bitter herbal finish. summary: the nose was fairly pleasant, but the palate is quite bitter. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]