Glenkinchie 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This Lowland Single Malt is perfect as an apéritif or at the start of a meal thanks to its fragrant, light and appetizing body and taste.
Appearance: Bright gold.
Body: Light, smooth.
Nose: 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.
Palate: 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.
Finish: Herbal and drying, a little like potpourri.