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My name is Martin and I live in Scotland. I love fine things in life, such as gourmet food, travelling around the world and, last but not least, whisky (naturally, I’m partial to a tipple of whiskey or bourbon as well). I have tasted hundreds of whiskies during the recent years and I finally decided to share my experience.


  1. scotchdrinkerusa99
    June 22, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

    I have to disagree completely with this review on several accounts (though I have found several others to be right on the money). This whisky has a much fuller depth and taste than the Glenmorangie 10yr, and is much more enjoyable, both right after the pour and after it has been open to the air for a bit. I am not sure where you are finding this bottle for $46 dollars, but it the States, this bottle and the Distiller’s edition can be had for under $30 (with the Distiller’s edition being even better than the standard 12 yr old – I brought a bottle to a tasting recently and it was gone in under 10 minutes).

  2. martin
    June 23, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    Hi there, thanks for your comment – always good to get a bit of a discussion going! As I mentioned in my review of the Glenmorangie 10, it holds a special place with me and as such I may give it more credit than others would. Thus I wouldn’t agree at all that this is offers a fuller depth than does the Glenmorangie, I just don’t think it has anything to grab your attention or intrigue you.

    Oh and as for the price, it costs about £30 in the UK which is roughly $46 – unfortunately alcohol is rather more expensive here than in the US.

  3. Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews
    November 11, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Martin, I agree with you. Actually, I would go further and state that this is a very poor single malt. Big disappointment and actually no value for money here.

    Nice to see a whisky review that is not another glowing puff piece that reads like a distiller’s marketing blurb on the back of a bottle!

  4. almond green
    March 17, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    I disagree completely. but just out of interest why would you compare it to a glenmorangie? its completely different. it is sweet and smooth but thats expected, its a lowland scotch. maybe you should stick to pinot noirs and cider dip sticks.

  5. peanutaxis
    September 12, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    I LOVE glenkinchie. I think the trend these days is ‘fruity’. Everything is fruity, and it’s just damn boring, all whisky houses are trying to make the same thing.
    Glenkinchie is different. It’s got such a plain, barley-grain taste, which I love. Everyone else is trying to cover it up. Why?

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