11 September 2014

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #41

Kininvie 23 Year Old
(Batch 2)
Nose: Warm vanilla fudge, Häagen Dazs Pralines & Cream, retro white candy cigarettes, slightly over ripened bananas, sherry poached pears, oven baked peaches, Hipp Organic red fruit & apple compote, blackberries, lime zest, a steamed treacle sponge pudding, wood spice and a finesseful, flouncing, floral freshness.
Palate: Peach cobbler drenched in vanilla custard, Waitrose key lime pie, stewed prunes, orange zest, Bonne Maman damson plum conserve, Mcvities ginger nut biscuits, cinnamon sticks, freshly grated nutmeg, ground black pepper, wood spice and the very timely arrival of an After Eight dinner mint.
Finish: A sweet, spiced and all things nice kind of a long linger-ette of a finish.
Summary: A very impressive first UK solo release for a distillery that has been somewhat of an unsung dramming hero, with all its whisky wares up until now used solely as component parts in William Grant & Sons blends. Now a brand in its own right, it's most definitely one to keep an eye on!