Built next to sister distilleries Glenfiddich and Balvenie principally to supply William Grant’s blends.
Not yet available as a Single Malt.
No official bottlings.
No Independent Bottlings.
Keep asking why Kininvie isn't bottled and who knows what happens in the future ...
They did a bit of work last year to try and even it out. All feints and low wines go into one big reciever instead of seperate vessels. This should ensure each Spirit Still has an even charge. It will be awhile to see if it has worked!
They were one of the biggest voices against Cardhu/Cardow which brings up the point that the mash tun and washbacks for Kininvie are at Balvenie. The wash is then piped down to the stills. Could you take Kininvie out as a Malt when not everthing is done under the same roof
What do you think
Also, let us not forget that it is no small task to launch a new single malt on the market. Marketing people have to decide the bottle shape & colour, the label, the launch, where to sell it, how to advertise it, and of course, all the capital required to invest behind it. And yes, I suspect it would tread on the toes of Glenfiddich and Balvenie, who between them already service two different areas of the single malt market (i.e. the mass produced, readily available and cheapish Glenfiddich, versus the more refined & austere Balvenie for those of us with better tastes ).
I've got a bottle (no 975) with the following dates:
Distilled Date 9th August 1990
In Cask Date 10th August 1990
Out Of Cask Date 1st August 2006
The bottle carries the "real" signature (not printed) of the the Malt Master at Kininvie (David Stewart) and came an authentification certificate wish bearing the following "real" signatures:
Charles Gordon & Sandy Grant Gordon (The Isabella Gordon nee Grant and the Alexander Grant Families)
Benedicta Chamberlain (The John Grant Family)
Jeab Scott Brown (The Charles Grant Family)
The label also carries the following notes:
This whisky, the FIRST RELEASE from the Kininvie Distillery, has been matured in FIRST FILL Sherry casks for Fifteen Years. It has a NUTTY AROMA with notes of DRIED FRUIT
The mouthful is BIG, with hints of SHERRY & OAK SPICE coming through strongly. This Kininvie has a medium FINISH and a RICH BRONZE COLOUR
If anyone is interested I will send a photo of the Box, The Actual Bottle, The Label and a scan of the authentification certificate.
As far as I am aware Hazlewood 105 was not released on to the open market and was given as gifts to employees to mark the 105th Birthday of Mrs Roberts on 13th August 2006 (which is the actual date on the certificate of authentification from William Grant & Sons Ltd.)
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For picture of Bottle and box, and scan of certificate go to http://www.spiritofspeyside.info/kininvie/
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