The distillery closest to Edinburgh and one of only three lowland malts still in production. It is the easiest distillery to visit if you are in Edinburgh.
Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie Burn near the village of Pencaitland, East Lothian. It is situated about 15 miles from Edinburgh. The distillery is set in farmland. The name 'Kinchie' is a corruption of 'De Quincy', the original owners of the land. Its origins date back to around 1825 when it was founded by brothers John and George Rate. The original name was Milton Distillery. The brothers probably renamed it in about 1837. In 1969 the distillery stopped malting its own grain and the malting floors were turned into a museum of malt whisky.
Production Status :Operational
Source : Lammermuir Hills
Age when bottled :10 yrs
Visitors per annum :18000
Nose :Light, fragrant sweetness
Taste :Round flavour, slightly dry with a lingering smoothness
Comments :An excellent pre-dinner dram. Now owned by Diageo