Glenkinchie, 24 Year Old, Lowland, NV

  Glenkinchie

£276.51 for 1x70cl
11 btls
 
Glenkinchie, 24 Year Old, Lowland

Contains Sulphites.

About Glenkinchie

Glenkinchie is just fifteen miles from the capital, earning it the title “The Edinburgh Malt”. But it’s strange to think of that dark and distinguished city when you see fields of barley or the green Lammermuir Hills rolling north towards the Firth of Forth. Stranger still when you taste the subtle, floral flavour of this rare Lowland survivor. 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. A light, aromatic apéritif, Glenkinchie whisky is perfect as an apéritif or at the start of a meal due to its fragrant, light body. Distilled in Scotland’s largest stills and matured for at least 12 years, the result is a floral whisky with a fresh, creamy taste.

Appellation: Lowland

Defined by a line following the old county boundaries running from the Clyde estuary to the River Tay, the Lowlands is deemed anything South of this to the Scottish Border. A region of few distilleries, this area has always been known for its unrivalled lightness and soft nature, and it is for this reason that the distilleries here have been fondly named 'The Lowland Ladies."

The most famous whiskies from the lowlands are Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie and the silent distilleries of Rosebank and Ladyburn. On the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan exudes a delicate lowland character and is renowned for being a great entry into Scotch. Glenkinchie is on Edinburgh's doorstep and produces a fantastically light and ethereal dram. Rosebank and Ladyburn are rare and highly coveted and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on them then they will no doubt reward generously as both names are synonymous with quality.