Founded in 1825 in the outlying farmland around Edinburgh as Milton distillery (before being renamed in 1837), Glenkinchie languished in obscurity for over 150 years before becoming an international brand almost overnight at the end of the 1980s. Prior to this time, the distillery's main claims to fame were as one of the five original Lowland d ... Read More »
This is the 1999 vintage from the Distillers Edition series from Diageo. Finished in casks which previously held Amontillado sherry, the medium dry nuttiness complements the lighter style of this Lowland whisky.
Please note this is limited to 2 bottles per customer.
The second 20yo Glenkinchie bottled for Diageo's Special Releases is, like the first, a small batch from refill American oak casks. This is an equally enjoyable dram, in our opinion a bit better, although it definitely needs a drop of water to get going.
Another hit from the Super Premium releases from Diageo, this muscly 20 year-old is a world away from the more middle-of-the-road 10 year-old expression. A delicious sweet and spicy palate, with supple, polished old-school malt character.
A 1966 vintage Glenkinchie from independent bottlers Cadenhead's, bottled in February 1988 at 21 years of age. 1966 was a difficult year for Scottish football fans, but hopefully a better one for whisky nuts.