A 1966 vintage Glenkinchie released as part of the increasingly legendary 'The Costumes' series by Italian indie Moon Import in 1988.
Colour: gold. Nose: unexpectedly aromatic, starting all on dried herbs and flowers. Potpourri, lime-blossom tea, patchouli, then eucalyptus leaves, camphor (a little), banana skin… Gets then more leathery and leafy, maybe even a tad meaty (cured ham), with just faint whiffs of cigar box and apple peelings. Walnuts. Polished and kind of antique but not weak or tired at all. Slight OBE starting to appear (metal polish, soot). Mouth: extremely coherent with the nose but maybe a tad dry and too leafy at the attack. Strong tea, tea powder (the one that the Japanese use for cooking), leather, walnut skin… Kind of a meaty bitterness, some pepper, apple peelings… Far from being unpleasant but I think the nose was in a different league. Improves a bit if you give it quite some time, with more spicy cake and a little butterscotch and honeydew. Finish: rather long, broader than the palate, with a beautiful combination of soft spices and dried fruits (figs and lemons). More lemon marmalade in the aftertaste. Comments: great nose and great finish but a palate that’s a tad more tired in my view. A great whisky anyway! SGP:351 - 88 points. (and muchas gracias Jeroen K.)
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||46.0%/ 75cl|