The Kininvie Distillery, one of the youngest distilleries in Scotland, began production on 4 July 1990. The distillery was built on the grounds of the Balvenie distillery. The distillery operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet demand. The output from the Kininvie Distillery is normally used in William Grant & Sons blended whiskies.
The Kininvie 23 years old Batch No.3 contains whisky from Batch No.1 distilled in 1990 and has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, before a final six month maturation within ex-sherry casks.
Nose: - Sweet honey and zesty fruit, oaky and light – much like its pale, crisp appearance.
Taste - The sweetness further develops on the palate, again honey takes centre stage joined by fruity, zesty tones.
Finish - Short but not sweet, the sweetness previously experienced now gives way to a more oaky, zesty character – a pleasant and surprising turn.