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Glenkinchie Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Lowlands
1837
Lammermuir Hill Springs
United Distillers & Vintners
Operational
Yes
+44 (0)1875 342004
(Call for visiting hours)
Glenkinchie is one of the last operating distilleries in Lowland Scotland. It is located just 15 miles from Edinburgh in an area known as the "Garden Of Scotland".

The distillery was founded between 1825 and 1833 by the brothers George and John Rate, it was originally named Milton Distillery. They renamed it Glenkinchie in 1837. In 1853 the Rate brothers went bankrupt and the buildings of the distillery lay empty, being primarily used as a cowshed.

In the 1881 Glenkinchie was bought and restored by a consortium of whisky merchants and blenders from Edinburgh and Leith. The rebuilding took about 10 years. Production was re-established after rebuilding the distillery and malting floors. The distillery stopped using its own malting floors in 1969.

Today the distillery belongs to United Distillers & Vintners. The distillery was always pretty much unknown for years, but became famous when UDV integrated the Glenkinchie Malt into their Classic Malts collection in 1988. The distillery has an excellent museum and is very much worth a visit. Glenkinchie malt is also used in blends such as Haig, Johnny Walker, Buchanan and Dimple. Glenkinchie malt is light, soft, round and sweetish, although it is drier than most other Lowland malts. Some smoke, nutmeg and bite.
 

Glenkinchie Tasting Notes


Glenkinchie 10 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Deep gold.
Nose: Soft and delicate aroma, with grassy and slightly sweet, fruity notes.
Taste: Light body. Smooth and malty with a touch of peat.
Finish: Dry and clean, with a soft and mellow afterglow.

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Glenkinchie Bottlings


Glenkinchie offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 10 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 12 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 1990 Distillers Edition.

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