Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 2023 Release Single Malt Whisky

Since 1997, the Distiller’s Editions from Diageo have been an annual release of limited quantities in which fine malts are double matured in different types of cask wood, chosen to complement the characteristics of each mature whisky. The second maturation takes place in batches, using individually prepared casks that have held a specially selected fortified wine. The result is a range of sublime, deeply flavoured single malt whiskies, each very much true to its origins.
These are the 6 bottlings of the 2023 release: Glenkinchie (Lowlands), Dalwhinnie (Highlands), Cragganmore (Speyside), Oban (West Highlands), Talisker (Isle of Skye), and Lagavulin (Islay), featuring a variety of styles with unique aroma and taste profiles.

Part of the Distiller’s Editions, this is Glenkinchie 2023 release. The whisky had its first maturation in refill American oak and European oak, and finished in Amontillado seasoned re-charred American oak, with heavily re-charred in new American oak ends.

    Nose:    Crisp, yet well formed, and complex. Nicely balanced between the drier notes from the wine and sweeter, nutty notes of barley and cask wood.

    Taste:    Lightly oily, and sweetly malty in taste to start, then soon spicy, with rich dried fruit hints of raisin and date. Creamy smooth, the lightly grapey sweetness is crisply balanced by warming wood spice as it dries from mid palate on.

    Finish:   Really long, attractively drying and oaky, while lightly white pepper spicy. Appealing dry aftertaste.