This weeks Whiskey on Wednesday is one of my favourite whiskies of all time, Kininvie 17yo Batch 001. A Single Malt which was matured in American Oak & Sherry Casks.⠀
This one is a little harder to acquire these days, and as it was a Travel Retail Exclusive it has become even more elusive with the current situation in the world.⠀
Kininvie is a very small Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.. located beside the Balvenie Distillery. Owned by William Grants & Sons who use the distillery to produce liquid for their blended Malts and whiskies. The Distillery itself is quite experimental and does not work to a commercial agenda, in fact it has only released a handful of bottles under the Kininvie brand (spoiler alert, they're awesome!)⠀
This one from kininvie, 17yo Batch 001, is just so smooth! On the nose is a zesty orange peel, with orchard fruits. A buttery smooth whiskey, with elements of chocolate, vanilla and the Sherry sweetness coming through to a soft and delicate finish.⠀
It's only sold in 350ml/35cl bottles, and is a little higher in the price range of around €120 a bottle. But, for me, this is worth every cent!
Nose: Honey, orange peel, meaty malt and a touch of white grape
Palate: Floral barley arrives first, shortly followed by a kick of nutmeg, chocolate and vanilla. Well-rounded with thick waves of honey.
Finish: Lingering charred oak.
ABV 42.6% | 35cl
For more information on this, and Kininvie's portfolio, visit Kininvie.com
Slán go fóill,