GLENKINCHIE 24Y ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND
86/100 Whisky Advocate
Nose - Star fruit and a slight saltiness from the Sherry casks, perhaps some lime pickle. Golden sultanas emerge and take centre stage, supporting by bracken and kindling.
Palate - Less fruity and more oak-driven with some Sherried apples and vanilla sugar.
Finish - Medium with peppery oak.
As Glenkinchie is a light and delicate whisky, it makes sense to pair it with an equally light and delicate wine finishing. The nutty quality of the wine helps to intensify the oaky character in the whisky. Slightly sweet with a molasses and caramel factor, the whisky concludes with more nuts covered in spices.