Glenkinchie 10 Year (Scottish Lowland Single Malt Whisky: 10 Year: 43% ABV)

Visual: Light clear lilac, almost the colour of perfume.

Viscosity: Stubs form quickly, then a short pause for breath before thin , somewhat fast streaks start flowing.

Nose: Grassy, sharp. Planed wood and nettles. Slight dry sugar, heather.

Body: Vanilla. Syrupy. Sweet dew and lime. Slowly descends into harsher bitter and burnt elements from the light sweet front.

Finish: Burning wood. An alcohol punch. Light on the other notes. Solid honeycomb. Slight citrus.

Conclusion: Pretty standard, the nose is wonderful but the body is merely a standard light sweet whisky. The harsher end is unexpected but adds little to the enjoyment of the whisky.

A nice introduction to whisky but it doesn’t surprise or excite.

A let down I’m afraid.