Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 13 Year Old Lowland Malt Whisky 70cl

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Country Scotland
Spirit Type Malt and Deluxe Whisky
Brand Glenkinchie
Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%
A Lowland whisky that�s something of a rarity, this is a typical lowland malt, displaying light, floral & fragrant aromas and flavours.

More complex than the Glenkinchie's standard 12 year old expression, it�s a great stepping stone for someone new to Scotch who wants to expand from the lighter whiskies in the Glenkinchie lines to something more complex.

On the nose, firmer, drier notes from soft vanilla to crisp grape. Sweeter, nuttier tones come from the malted barley and cask wood. Hints of honey, spice and hay also come through.

In the mouth, firm in body, with a light to medium slightly buttery mouthfeel. Dry, after early biscuit-sweetness. Enormous malt character contrasts with the fruitiness of the grape. Slight toffee notes.

The finish is very long, dry and oaky. Very faint peppery notes add spice, softened by very late caramel and lingering warmth.
Country Of Origin: Scotland
Glenkinchie Distillery is located just off the A1 in the beautiful region of East Lothian, only 30 minutes from the capital city of Edinburgh.

Glenkinchie is a classic lowland distillery, set in an idyllic landscape of the rolling barley fields and peaceful farmland of East Lothian, yet just fifteen miles from the capital city of Edinburgh, it has become known as �The Edinburgh Malt�. The local Lammermuir Hills rolling north towards the Firth of Forth provide the water for the distillery, producing the light, fruity, dry Whisky.

Founded in 1825 by the farmers John and George Rate, Glenkinchie operated under the name Milton Distillery until it was licenced and renamed in 1837. The new name came from the Kinchie Burn which runs through the glen, which itself derives its name from �de Quincey� who originally owned the land and burn. It was later rebuilt into a redbrick Victorian masterpiece you�ll see today, complete houses for the workers, bowling green, those two fat old copper pot stills and the largest wash still in the industry. A traditional single cast-iron worm tub cools the spirit, in preference to a more modern condenser, giving a whisky of greater character and depth.

Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or �double�) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. After mellowing in a refill cask to develop the soft distillery character for a decade, a secondary maturation in a specifically chosen amontillado sherry wood cask ensures that all the good work continues.
Country Of Origin: Scotland

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