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Glenkinchie

Glenkinchie is renowned for producing light and delicate whiskies that embody the characteristics typical of Lowland malts. 

Location
Glenkinchie Distillery is situated in the village of Pencaitland, approximately 15 miles east of Edinburgh, making it one of the closest distilleries to Scotland's capital city. The distillery is set in a picturesque rural landscape, surrounded by rolling farmland.

History
Glenkinchie was founded in 1825 by brothers John and George Rate. Originally named Milton Distillery, it was later renamed Glenkinchie, derived from the nearby Kinchie Burn. The distillery experienced various ownership changes and periods of closure throughout its history. It was fully restored and reopened in the 1890s by the Glenkinchie Distillery Company. Glenkinchie is currently part of the Diageo portfolio, one of the largest spirits companies in the world. 

Production Style & Core Range
Glenkinchie is known for producing light, floral and delicate single malt whiskies. The distillery uses traditional copper pot stills, with one of the largest wash stills in Scotland, which contributes to the light character of the spirit. Glenkinchie 12 Year Old is the flagship expression, known for its light and floral profile, with notes of citrus, honey, and fresh cut grass. The Glenkinchie Distillers Edition is a special release that undergoes a secondary maturation in Amontillado sherry casks, adding richer and spicier notes to the whisky.

Visitor Centre 
Glenkinchie Distillery is a popular destination for visitors, especially due to its proximity to Edinburgh. The distillery offers comprehensive tours that provide insights into its history and production process. The visitor centre includes a museum with exhibits on whisky making and the distillery's heritage. Tastings of various Glenkinchie expressions are also available.

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