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Kinahans KASC Project Blended Irish Whiskey (700ml)

$89. 99 Bottle
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%
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.

Tasting note: Amber gold. 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. Hints of fruit and gobstopper before the finish enters oak-overdrive. Cut short - otherwise thick and enjoyable, almost like a young Bourbon. Non chill filtered. 46% Alc./Vol.

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. 43% Alc./Vol. 86 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020

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