Glenkinchie is in East Lothian, near Edinburgh, one of the few lowland distilleries still producing. Much of the product is used for blending but a few distillery expressions are available and, as always, there are indy bottles too.
A surprisingly oily spirit, light gold in colour.
Prominent barley on the nose with flavours of wet grass, acidic citrus fruit, powerful and bitter raw alcohol. Some oak near the back end of the palate which sparks a little interest but it’s killed by the short and dull finish.
I have to say, I’m really not enjoying it.
Maybe nice with some double cream and toasted peppercorns with a big juicy sirloin… (But don’t forget to put the beef juices in too!)