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Glenkinchie 12 year old

I have fond memories of this whisky as one of the first single malts I tried, I found it very approachable and closer in style to my favorite Irish brands than many other brands of single malt scotch.  Perhaps my palate has changed or it was just the effects of nostalgia but this tasting left me a little disappointed.  The nose was grassy, maybe even hay and straw, with some malt sweetness.  The taste was buttery and light, floral with heather, and then faded to an oaky, even bitter finish.  The finish left a nice soft gingery tingle, like the pickled ginger in a sushi bar. Good but not great.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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