Glenkinchie is just fifteen miles from the capital, earning it the title “The Edinburgh Malt”. It’s strange to think of the city when you see fields of barley or the green Lammermuir Hills rolling north towards the Firth of Forth. Stranger still when you taste the subtle, floral flavour of this rare Lowland survivor.
Glenkinchie whisky is perfect as an apéritif or at the start of a meal due to its fragrant, light body. Distilled in Scotland’s largest stills and matured for at least 12 years, the result is a floral whisky with a fresh, creamy taste.
The Glenkinchie 12 Year Old was named Best Lowland Single Malt at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards.
I took these photos below on a recent visit to the distillery and brought back a distillery only bottling for The Haven customers. It won’t last long!