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Kinahans KASC Project Irish Whiskey (700ml)

Reduced from $89.99
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%

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This new malt & grain blend from an old Irish brand lays claim as the world’s first Irish whiskey to be made using hybrid casks. Managing Director Zak Oganian explains, “If you are a traditional whiskey drinker, this is not the whiskey for you. This is a daring and unconventional whiskey – it’s a riot of wood.” Specifically, five different types of wood - Portuguese oak, French oak, American oak, Hungarian oak and chestnut. The colour is amber gold. The nose is oak-forward with scents of carpenter's work shop, fresh oak shavings and leather armchair as well as cherry, plum and biscuity malt peeking through. Rich and rounded in the mouth but a little heavy on its feet, there are hints of fruit and gobstopper before the finish enters oak-overdrive. Cut short - otherwise thick and enjoyable, and almost like a young Bourbon. 43% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... The wood has the biggest say here, especially on the nose... while the flavour profile is very pleasant, it certainly didn't ring true and when I later spotted the chestnut inclusion, the sensations immediately made sense. Intriguing though. 86 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020

A relatively young whiskey with maturity beyond its years. 4.5 stars - diffordsguide.com