Pale gold in colour. Aromatic, vanilla, cut flowers and beneath, a clean, toasty note. Increasingly sweet and creamy, with fresh citrus, lemon cheesecake. Light and smooth with a sweet, soft start becoming flowery. Crisp mid-palate then butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias. Finishing herbal and drying, a little like pot-pourri. A replacement for the discontinued 10 Year Old. The distiller’s say this version is ‘richer, fuller’ and the notes certainly sound like it has an extra creaminess over the 10. South and East of Edinburgh, where the high, green Lammermuir Hills begin to roll more gently north towards the Firth of Forth, lies the farming country of East Lothian. Although it lies not twenty miles from Edinburgh’s great castle and the bustle of the Royal Mile, Glenkinchie’s quiet surroundings make this tranquil place seem more remote.