Kininvie features on tours of Balvenie. A bottle of Kininvie straight from the cask was provided for us to taste on the 7 stills tour.
Kininvie was never a completely separate distillery from Balvenie. It was opened to provide extra malt whisky for Grants' blends, and closed when Ailsa Bay was built - larger capacity, more modern. The only separate building was the still house, mashtun, washbacks etc were located alongside those used by Balvenie.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (14 miles), Keith (KEH) (10) or Huntly (HNT) (13). Live train times: ELG, KEH, HNT. The preserved Keith & Dufftown railway runs up to 3 trips a day at weekends in summer and some Fridays too - also during Speyside Festivals.
Kininvie is next to Dufftown station, half a mile down the hill from Dufftown Square on the road to Craigellachie.
Until recently, very limited releases some as Kininvie, some as Hazelwood. TWE have a bottle of Hazelwood Reserve 107 available for £650 - a 17yo released to commemorate the 107th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, grand-daughter of William Grant.
There have now been some limited edition releases from the distillery at 23/25yo in 35cl bottles
To prevent independent bottlings of Kninvie, Grants "teaspooned" all casks they sold for blending - added a little Glenfiddich/Balvenie to prevent it being single malt. Malt Madness have details of some attempts to sell this as a blended malt.
Kininive is part of the Grant's blended "triple" malt, Monkey Shoulder.
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:(17 miles), Huntly (14)
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Autospares of Huntly 49 Duke Street 01466 793682
Charlie Millett Dufftown 01340 820991
Not a shop - has a page on the Dufftown.net website - provides repairs and spares - assisted Whisky Cyclist in 2014 when stranded in Craigellachie with a damaged tyre.
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Kininvie Distillery are available on Flickr.