Glenkinchie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

Winning gold at both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2010 and the Scotch Whisky Masters in 2011, Glenkinchie is celebrated as a light and delicate whisky, ideal for the sophisticated connoisseur who enjoys a pre-dinner drink. It’s light character is born from its distillation in some of Scotland’s largest stills; matured for 12 years, the result is a light, floral whisky with a fresh, creamy taste. Glenkinchie is perfect as an aperitif Single Malt or at the start of a meal due to its fragrant, light and appetising body and taste. The letters GK in gold emphasise the malt's good provenance and high stature.

Serving Suggestion: Glenkinchie 12 is fantastic with fish! The character of Glenkinchie – light, slightly dry, smoky with spice – makes it good with raw and spicy fish. Sashimi and sushi, scallops in bacon, tempura prawns. It’s just perfect, too, with a simple madeleine or Parmigiano Reggiano.

Delivery is always free for Malts Club members and orders over €50.

"Very pretty on the nose. Violets, sweet grain and orange. Lovely and sweet, slightly syrupy."

Ed Bates 2014, Whisky Magazine, Issue 118, p.106

"Like Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie starts life as a (deliberately) sulfury new make, but this character falls away in time to reveal delicacy. As a 10 year old, that sulfur could still be hanging around — one reason for the switch to a 12 year age statement. The improvement is noticeable. Here are gently lifted floral notes, hints of dry grass, and crisp pear. The feel is gentle and slow in the center, while vanilla creeps into the finish. Not complex, but very pleasant."

Dave Broom, The Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

"A decent dram showing the Lowlanders need not lack substance."

Rob Allanson 2009, Whisky Magazine, Issue 79

"The nose is fresh and floral, with spices and citrus fruits, plus a hint of marshmallow. Notably elegant. Water releases cut grass and lemon notes. Medium-bodied, smooth, sweet and fruity, with malt, butter and cheesecake. The finish is comparatively long and drying, initially rather herbal."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.125

"The nose is light and flowery, with wet meadow notes and cucumber, the palate is pure barley with a touch of star anise spice and an earthy note."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.125

International Spirits Challenge



International Spirits Challenge


2009 - 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver (Best in Class)

2008 - 2009

San Francisco World Spirits Competition



San Francisco World Spirits Competition



San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Gold


World Whiskies Awards

Best Lowlands Single Malt


The Scotch Whisky Masters


2010 & 2014


Bright gold.


Light, smooth.


Very aromatic and flowery overall, like breathing in a country garden. Noticeable vanilla, cut flowers (daffodil, blossom and hints of lily) and beneath these, a clean, toasty note. Becomes increasingly sweet and creamy, with a lightly aromatic edge and fresh citrus, which all brings to mind lemon cheesecake. Water makes it still more creamy and scented.


A sweet soft start, like crême anglaise, soon becoming flowery again. A really smooth delivery, especially after adding a drop of water. The mid-palate is crisp and then the flavour settles into a tightly focused bundle of butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias.


Herbal and drying, a little like potpourri.