Glenkinchie 24 Year 1991 (2016 Special Release)
Glenkinchie // Lowlands, Scotland
A Diageo 2016 Special Release bottling from one of the lesser known, but high volume-producing distilleries in the Lowlands, is this Glenkinchie single malt. Distilled in 1991 and matured for 24 years exclusively in refill European oak casks, only 5,928 bottles were ever produced with around 750 allocated for the US. It was bottled at its cask strength of 57.2% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typerefill European Oak
"The nose offers peaches and apricots, along with vanilla and toffee, and golden raisins. The palate showcases a lovely vanilla custard, with savory stewed fruits, waxy honey, toffee, chocolate, and spice, backed by lighter notes of hay and molasses. Finish is long lasting and lusciously smooth, particularly impressive at the proof. Water brings out a drier, spicy side, but still with the sweet vanillin strands."