The Kininvie 25 year old Special Release #1 “The First Drops” Speyside single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Closure: Natural cork stopper

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Produced by: Kininvie Distillery
Owned by: William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd
UK distribution by: William Grant & Sons UK Ltd
UK trade PR by: Margaret London

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alc./vol: 61.4%

Proof: 122.8°

Vintage: 1990

Aged: 25 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

A very special bottling from the Kininvie Distillery’s first day of production on 25th June 1990, aged 25 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead. Bottled at cask-strength without chill-filtration.
Less than 1,600 bottles were release worldwide in November 2015 (with just 550 bottles from cask No. 21 allocated to the UK).

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 19/12/2015

Appearance:

(sample from single bourbon cask No.21, bottle No. 001/460) Clear, golden amber.

Aroma:

Sweet corn, toasty oak, dried fruit, cream-of-soda vanilla and elegant Christmassy spice. More vanilla and toasted almond with water.

Taste:

(with water) Viscous mouthfeel. Faint honeyed sweetness offset by dry oak tannins with rich vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and cracked black pepper spice.

Aftertaste:

Long, dry toasted oak finish with lingering nutmeg and cracked black pepper spice.

Overall:

A chance to own a piece of liquid history, and a pretty tasty piece at that with dry toasty oak tannins balanced by rich vanilla with enlivening nutmeg, cinnamon and cracked black pepper spice.

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