Hinch distillery launches new Craft & Casks range

Hinch distillery launches new Craft & Casks range

The trio of whiskeys marries together the aged Irish spirit with craft beer casks

News | 06 Apr 2021

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A collaboration between Hinch Whiskey and the Irish craft brewing scene has come forth at Hinch Distillery, which has released three new whiskies.

The collection, known as Craft & Casks, comprises three different expressions: Imperial Stout Finish, Irish Red Rye Finish, and Rye Export Stout Finish.

Using casks from two Ulster breweries – Whitewater Brewery in Co. Down, and Kinnegar Brewery in Co. Donegal – the three aged whiskeys have their own distinct flavours, and they are described by the distillery as ‘disrupting the taste profile’ of the whiskey scene.

The launch widens the growing portfolio at the distillery, and brings its collection of whiskeys to nine variants. The Craft & Casks range follows on from the distillery’s release of an 18-year-old single malt finished in Château de la Ligne Grand Reserve wine casks ahead of Christmas 2020.
Hinch head distiller Aaron Flaherty

Speaking about the new releases, head distiller Aaron Flaherty commented: “The union of whiskey with craft beer barrels is an emerging trend within the distilling industry and demand is surging. While Hinch is a relatively new name to the drinks’ fraternity, we have quickly risen to a par with the best around, beckoning prestigious awards in our two years of operation.

“We are a recognised player in the whiskey scene globally and we always strive to be innovative in the whiskeys we create whilst paying attention to current trends in the category.

“It’s not news to those in the whiskey business that beer and whiskey are a natural fit and the boilermaker is a classic bar order. Our Craft & Casks take that trend one step further.”
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