William Grant & Sons is launching the third release from the Kininvie Distillery – the Kininvie
23 Years Old Batch No. 3. This remarkable Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been created by
William Grant & Sons’ sixth Malt Master Brian Kinsman from liquid taken from casks that
were laid to rest in 1991.
The Kininvie distillery was opened in 1990 by Janet Sheed Roberts, who was the last remaining granddaughter of William Grant. In 2013 the Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 1 launched exclusively in Taiwan, this was followed by Batch No. 2 in the UK, USA and mainland Europe in 2014. Batches 1 and 2 completely sold out at launch. The outstanding Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 is a product of careful maturation and marrying of the product in hogsheads and sherry butts for nearly a quarter of a century. It has a distinctive Speyside character, boasting rich, fruity, floral aroma and an ABV of 42.6%.
Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 boasts the beautiful signature Kininvie style of Batches 1 and 2. On the nose the Batch No. 3 has slightly less toffee than Batches 1 and 2 and more fruity, spring meadow, and floral notes. The taste profile, though very similar to Batches 1 and 2, exhibits less buttery vanilla and oak notes and instead displays more elegant tones of orange fruit and blossom.
Every bottle of Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 will display the year of distillation, batch number and individual bottle number. The beautiful, discreet and minimalist packaging and bottle have been inspired by Malt Master Brian Kinsman’s meticulous efforts to produce a liquid of incredible quality.
Craig Cranmer, the Kininvie distillery manager, commented: “The quality of Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 is a result of our patience and devoted care. The popularity of the first two Kininvie 23 Years Old batches demonstrates the outstanding calibre of the whisky we are producing at the Kininvie distillery”.
The Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 will launch in mainland Europe, the UK, Taiwan and China.
The Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 (42.6% ABV) will be available soon at £120 RRP.