Glenkinchie Single Malt

Glenkinchie Single Malt, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on Glenkinchie Distillery which is located in Pencaitland, south of Edinburgh.

Glenkinchie has been operating from at least 1825 and is now part of the Diageo international drinks group.. The name is a corruption of  ‘de Quincy’ which was the name of the local landowners in the 14th century. 

The local area is good agricultural land where barley (basic ingredient of Scotch) is grown extensively.

Glenkinchie is one of only five distilleries forming the ‘Lowland’ category of whisky.

 Capacity is about 2.5 million litres per week, which makes Glenkinchie one of the major producers in Scotland.

Core single malt products comprise a 12 year old and a 14 year old ‘ Distillers Edition’ which fall in the light and fresh categories.

Glenkinchie Scotch Whisky, Pencaitland

Glenkinchie Scotch Whisky, Pencaitland , Scotland


Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland

Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland, Scotland


Tasting Whisky at Glenkinchie Distillery

Tasting Whisky at Glenkinchie Distillery, Scotland


Glenkinchie provides tours of the distillery and tastings. I take groups there a few times each year and will be visiting again shortly.