- Brand: Kininvie
- ABV: 47%
- Batch: KVSM001
I used to work in a foundry. In the stores. One of the products we kept was Acetone in drums. I was talking to the delivery driver once and he was shocked we stored it inside. Said we were crazy. He said once a barrel at another place he delivered to had set alight and killed a guy. Burned so hot they didn't even find his teeth.
He may have been talking nonsense. But the internet wasn't such a big thing at the time and we had no way of verifying his story. Scared us so much we moved it outside.
Anyway onto this single malt. It was kind of reviewed by Ralfy. He opened a bottle but wouldn't give it a score. Said it was not readily available. He indicated he liked it though and I managed to grab a 50ml bottle from Amazon for £30.
Kininvie is a pretty new distillery. Founded in 1990. Doesn't produce a huge amount of whisky. They seem a bit hipstery to me. At the same time as they released this they also released a blend and a single grain whisky.
The packaging is really unique. It comes in a kind of cardboard cutout with a diagram of a mash tun.
It's triple distilled.
Acetone on the nose. Some wet straw. Golden grahams cereal.
Acetone again. But also boiled sweets and green apples. The arrival and development are fairly close together. The finish has some pepper and does take It's time a bit. It's not hugely complex. But is pleasant enough. Doesn't require water.
I can see why they bottled this at 47% at 40% or even probably 43% it would be anaemic.
I don't have a huge experience with triple distilled whisky. I don't really touch Auchentoshan because my experience with that distillery isn't great. The best reference point I have for triple distilled single malt is Hazelburn. This does remind me a bit of Hazelburn but can't come close to it in terms of complexity and depth of flavour.
Still a pleasant enough summer dram (you wouldn't want to drink this on a cold winter's day) and another distillery ticked off the list.