View Full Version : Glenkinchie 10 yr old

12-08-2007, 20:36
Tonight, I am sitting in my living room listening to a combination of Christmas music and my wife's LCO (like PTO) school moms chattering in the kitchen/dining table area.....last night I pulled out Stagg....wow, high proof and a real tongue number. Tonight, I went for a nice and easy lowland malt...Glenkinchie 10....lightly peated..not too dissimilar from Glenfiddich or Glenlivet....enjoyable..not an assault on your mouth.

Oh well....maybe all the chattering noise will make be reach for something else!...but something mellow was on my mind.

From the Glenkinchie site....tasting notes:


10 Year Old Lowland, 43% vol

Rich gold - Chardonnay

Fresh. Citric (tangerines). Green grass, with some moss, hay and light cereal notes. Also faintly floral - like summer meadows.
(dilute) Similar to unreduced nose, but becoming lightly estery (solvent), with a delicate whiff of smoke.

Good balance of primary flavours. Fresh and clean; hint of Sugar Puffs (brand) but the overall impression is dry - positive. There is an interesting hint of ginger in the finish, which is dry."

This site has excellent tasting note graphics for a variety of Scotch whisky.

Bob O.
12-10-2007, 12:32
I believe the 10 is being replaced by a 12 year old statement. We will see how that compares with the 10 year old offering.

12-10-2007, 12:59
I recall something about that from a website...it should result in a little richer, complex flavor.

12-26-2007, 22:04
I don't really get any peat from Glenkinchie. I was at a tasting at Sam's and it was suggested (and I think I got it) that there's a taste of green apple on the palate. Each time I have it, I can pick up on it.

For smoke, it's Talisker for me. For peat, it's Bowmore or Lagavulin, or even more subtle in Isle of Jura Superstition.