Glenkinchie 24 Year Old Special Release 2016
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Glenkinchie
  • Age 24 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1991
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2006
  • Maturation European oak casks
  • Alcohol 57.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • oak
  • black pepper
  • woody
  • slightly sweet
  • dried fruit
  • melon
  • honey
  • spicy

Glenkinchie

24 Year Old Special Release 2016 (0.7l, 57.2%)
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The oldest cask-strength Lowland Single Malt ever from a hidden gem distillery.

Glenkinchie is one of the distilleries that has been producing for centuries in the same spot — about fifteen miles east of Edinburgh — but most people weren’t even aware of it. The distillery was founded by brothers John and George Rate in 1825. In 1853 the distillery went bankrupt and was converted briefly into a sawmill. But it was rebuilt by a Major James Grey in 1881 and started making Single Malt Whisky once again.

For generations nearly 100% of production was used in premium Scotch blends. Now owned by Diageo, they still use the Spirit as a component of to upper-end Johnnie Walker Scotches. But starting in 1989 a few special releases of Glenkinchie Single Malt found their way to market. Today there is even a lovely visitor center, but Single Malt bottlings are still far too few for our liking.

Glenkinchie 24 Year Old Special Release is a really, really special dram. We’ve asked around and this could be the oldest bottling ever of a cask strength Lowland Single Malt. The Spirit was distilled in 1991 and has aged in refill European oak casks for nearly a quarter century before being bottled in 2016. It is served at full cask strength of 57.2% ABV without chill filtration, artificial coloring, or any other unpleasantness. And as you might guess, there simply can NOT be an unlimited supply of a fine dram of this age — there were only 5928 bottles and there shall be no more.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Glenkinchie
  • Age 24 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1991
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2006
  • Maturation European oak casks
  • Alcohol 57.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is deep and complex with dried fruits, exotic melon, cracked pepper, and wild honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a nicely viscous mouth-feel and solid oak-forward character blooming into notes of apple, granola clusters, and more black pepper spice.

Finish
The finish is medium-to-long with a lightly sweet wood spice.
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  • apple
  • oak
  • black pepper
  • woody
  • slightly sweet
  • dried fruit
  • melon
  • honey
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Glenkinchie has the largest wash still in Scotland, with a capacity of more than 30,000 liters.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Glenkinchie has the largest wash still in Scotland, with a capacity of more than 30,000 liters.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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