Glenkinchie 24 Year Old (Special Release)

Glenkinchie 1991 Special Release

This is the oldest Glenkinchie so far in the Special Releases series (there have been three so far) and the first from European oak.



glenkinchie-24-years-1991-special-releaseGlenkinchie 24 yo 1991 (57,2%, OB 2016, refill European oak butts, 5928 btl.)

Nose: very bright, almost sour, with a lot of lime and blossomy notes. Yellow plums, Granny Smith apple and fruit gums. Lemon frosting on vanilla cake. A light grassy note. Quite some varnished oak as well, but it fits in nicely.

Mouth: sweet citrus again, although it has more body than you’d expect. A little unripe pineapple. Rhubarb. Gingery heat and a pinch of pepper. Growing nutty notes (almonds, Brazil nuts) as well as some vanilla and green tea. Very clean.

Finish: quite long, sweet and spicy, showing some cinnamon and liquorice.

I like this Lowlands style with a balanced dose of European oak spices. It adds a robust side to the otherwise fairly light Glenkinchie profile. Around € 375.

Score: 87/100