Kininvie 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 001
Stated Age
17 years old
American Oak and Sherry Casks
42.6 % Vol.
350 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
20 Jul 2014 1:44 pm by Roman

Average value

€ 123,54

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143 × member ratings

658 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kininvie 1996

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.55 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2015]  I bought bottle no. 02572 for 60 Euro in April, 2015.  These carefully selected casks for the first ever release of the Kininvie sngle malt are indeed very delicate and I can understand why the blenders claimed all the stocks so far...  This is certainly NOT a whisky for Islay style lovers or "oompf" fans - but if you like balance and the complexity of virtually hundreds of different flavours in a flowery/fruity/nutty profile, this is a must try.

    The Kininvie distillery itself is a rather unspectacular ribbed roof building that hides in the huge Glenfiddich/Balvenie complex (just pass Balvenie distillery to the left and after two warehouses you see a garage style building to your left that can be easily overlooked).  Nevertheless, this malt should be bottled more often as I am curious if future releases can keep up with the excellent profile of this 17 year old.

    PS:  This dram takes some time to open up to its full potential - and always remember to warm the glass to body temperature before nosing/tasting it!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. MY MALTS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant drop ...
    Round and velvety, reminiscent of Balvenie ...
    But seems "thicker", and also felt sharper finish than Balvenie ...
    Although this kininvie comes up with "only" 42.6%, I find that at least 1.5 ml. Water should be added to 2 cl. Whisky ...

  4. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    floral sweetness!
    in fact, it is very sweet, we feel the fruit a little stewed, honey very present, a little cream, lemon back slightly and vanilla.
    a little damp wood and menthol.

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry summer meadow. Baked banana with honey, apple pie, garden herbs. Fanta, effervescent powder.
    • Taste
      Sweet with some pepper. Apple, unripe pear. Cereals, hay. Somewhat pale.

  6. leocrazy scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Kininvie 17 years old Batch 1 is a 17 year old Speyside single malt and one of the first single malt releases of the Kininvie distillery. Distilled in 1996 and matured in former bourbon and sherry casks (80% and 20%). Bottled in 2014 as a travel retail release at 42.6% in a 350ml bottle. http://www.dramtime.nl/Kininvie-17-years-old-Batch-1
    • Nose
      Pleasant aromas of fresh fruit, sweet vanilla, nuts and some spiciness later give way to a floral accent.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy, with notes of fruitiness, barley malt and spiciness of tobacco, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully warm and refined sweet, with a touch of toasted oak.

  8. zormik scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. martinni scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84


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