Kininvie 1990 The First Drops
35cl / 61.4%
25 Year Old Release #01
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Kininvie 1990 The First Drops Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Rather perky and spicy initially, with cinnamon and nutmeg combining with toasty oak, then clean fruity aromas arrive in the form of lemon, red berries, mango and green apple, with heady rose petal and honeysuckle.
Palate: Spicy, with freshly ground black pepper and stem ginger leading the way. Adding water – which is essential, by the way – brings out softer, fruitier notes of apple and mango, along with floral notes and a touch of vanilla.
Finish: Well balanced, with the spice and fruit intermingling and slowly fading.
Comment: An intriguing whisky that hits you with rich spiciness at first, then softens and shows its fruitier side.