Kinclaith Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes
 

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Kinclaith Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

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Kinclaith - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Lowlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1975 - Stills: - Founded: 1957
Address: Strathclyde grain complex - Phone:
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by MM’s Davin de Kergommeaux - Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
Kinclaith 26 yo 1975 (52.3%, James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection)
- 90 points - Last tasted: August 8, 2005 - Tasting notes: here
Kinclaith
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Oranges Liquorice Cake Apples Butter Cereals Tannic Aniseed Herbal

MM Distillery profile:
Kinclaith distillery was the last malt whisky distillery to be constructed in the Glasgow area - as part of the Strathclyde grain whisky distillery. The Kinclaith single malt whisky is extremely difficult to find; it was used mainly in blends and the distillery operated for less than twenty years. Cadenhead's and Gordon & MacPhail did offer a few bottlings of Kinclaith several years ago, but since the distillery was closed .
... More on Malt Madness.

Kinclaith

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
Duncan Taylor
  • Kinclaith 35 yo 1969/2004 (52.8%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of rare, cask #301455, 207 bottles) - 160606
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Kinclaith 16 yo 1966 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice, Old brown label, +/- 1982) - 200808
  • Kinclaith 1966 (40%, G&M CC old map label) - 240804
James MacArthur
  • Kinclaith 26 yo 1975 (52.3%, James MacArthur’s Fine Malt Selection) - 080805
Signatory
  • Kinclaith 35 yo 1969/2004 (51.3%, Signatory, cask #301446) - 200808
  • Kinclaith 35 yo 1969/2004 (54%, Signatory, cask #301443, 217 bottles) - 160606
Various IB
  • Kinclaith 41 yo 1969/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #301453, 164 bottles) - 150812