Glenkinchie 12 Year
Single Malt — Lowlands, Scotland
Reviewed July 18, 2015 (edited December 24, 2016)
Nostalgic after-the-rain scent of a field of tall grass and mixed flowers in southern Indiana (a feeling locked in to memories of my childhood) — sweetness of hay, quite malty, and very floral; hints of vanilla and tropical fruit (dominated by lemon) on the palate, with a subdued but bountifully spicy maltiness; tea-like bitterness in the mouthfeel with a deep burn; definitely light in body but woody enough, the finish is lengthy and peppery; aftertaste is of dry prairie grass and has a malty depth; mundane but elegant, this reminds me of Deanston Virgin Oak but with far more assertiveness and surety. A pleasure to share this dram with my dear friend Kory in celebration of his marriage!