Tag: Kininvie

Kininvie 3 Years Old Blend

Kininvie KVSB003

Kininvie KVSB003 blended scotch whisky review: Better than the single malt but not as good as the single grain.. There was still far too much of the weirdly fake/plastic lemon citrus flavour and way too much spice in the spirit which I suspect derives more from the single malt than the single grain component. I likely won’t be drinking much more of this one straight either. 75/100

Kininvie 3 Years Old 2015 Rye

Kininvie KVSG002

Kininvie KVSG002 single grain scotch whisky review: A much better whisky than the single malt, this Rye has plenty of flavour from the cereals as well as virgin oak casks to aid maturation. Remarkable that this is only 3 years old as it feels and tastes much more mature than this. (Spoiler alert) this was my favourite of the three initial releases. 82/100

Kininvie 5 Years Old 2013 Single Malt

Kininvie KVSM001

Kininvie KVSM001single malt whisky review: Initially I found this far too light and thin and didn’t favour the off citrus notes and spice. On revisit, and having breathed a little, this had smoothed a little around the edges, more sweetness and less acridity was apparent. I can’t see myself drinking a lot of this neat / with water as single malt should in my mind be able to be consumed. 68/100

Kininvie 17 Years Old 1996 Batch 1

Kininvie 17yo 1996 batch 1

Like Monkey Shoulder with the good bits taken out, there is something really quite disappointing about this expression and I think it is complete lack of character. Even the attempted cask maturation to create balance has just rendered this a little beige. Still nice to try an offering from a distillery we haven’t previously sampled. 61/100