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.
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.