Up until very recently, Kininvie was hidden away. Sharing a site with its more famous sister distillery Balvenie (they share mashtuns and washbacks but have separate stills), Kininvie has been producing malt whisky for the blends of William Grants without the spotlight of it's own product.
However this has all changed the with release of small batch editions. There has been a couple of releases of Kininvie previously under the Hazelwood name but these were only available to staff.
William Grant & Sons is marking Kininvie distillery’s 25 years of operation with the release of three of the first casks to be filled from its inaugural run. Cask numbers 8, 20 and 21 will be individually released in three separate single cask bottlings as Kininvie Special Release #1 ‘The First Drops’, each of which has been allocated for sale in Taiwan, mainland Europe and the UK respectively.
Age: 25 Years
Cask Type: Single Bourbon Cask
Cask Number: 20
61.4% ABV / 35cl
Bottle Number: 46 of 650 bottles