Glenkinchie 27 Year Old Special Release 2023 The Floral Treasure

Part of the Special Releases 2023 ‘Spirited Xchange’ from Diageo, this is the Glenkinchie 27 Year Old Single Malt called ‘The Floral Treasure’. This oldest-ever Glenkinchie release was inspired from the exquisite porcelain of China’s great dynasties. Just as it took countless man-hours to create the precious vases of the great emperors, this rare whisky has been slowly matured for twenty-seven years to achieve an imperiously refined expression of its lush, floral flavours. It was matured in refill American and European oak barrels and butts and bottled at cask strength.

    Nose:    A mellow and surprisingly direct nose, with light floral grassiness. As it opens, an immediate citrus note of fresh orange juice edges towards apple juice, soon joined by suggestions of flaked almonds and light vanilla. More meadow-grass aromas develop the floral theme.

    Taste:    Smoothly pleasing in texture and airy to taste; at first lightly sweet, then developing a citrus acidity. Fruitier then, with a delightfully unexpected rich and round style, while becoming lightly drying, with a vibrant oaky spiciness.

    Finish:    Of medium length and rich in character, finishing dry and spicy.