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Kinahans Small Batch Blended Irish Whiskey (700ml)

Reduced from $99.99
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

"...a blend of fine quality..." - whiskyadvocate.com

A very traditional Irish blend, aged at least six years, made from Kinahan's own private collection as well as liquid sourced across the Isle, all matured for various ages in ex-bourbon casks to create an entry-level expression. The whiskey pours bright gold and yields easy-going aromas and flavours suggesting gobstopper, Summer pudding, ripe peach, vanilla wafer biscuit and a splash of oily malt adding necessary depth; Medium bodied, with a spicy kick and good vibrancy to balance, find it at the right price and this spry, versatile Irish is worth a try. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Undermined further by a slight bitter note. But earlier there's plenty of fun to be had with the vanilla and the spices. 87.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020

...They say that Jerry Thomas made Kinahan's his whiskey of choice in 1862. A sniff today might reveal molten honey, flapjacks, dry grist, and a fresh apple Danish (apple, custard, and pastry). The palate has a nip of lozenge sweeties, more apples, peppermint, vanilla, and a slow slide into chocolate, lemon pith, and cocoa. The 25% malt content presses home the flavor. Palate-coating. It's a blend of fine quality, and Kinahan's revival adds to the resurgence of Dublin's whiskey story. 86 points - whiskyadvocate.com

...A fairly standard Irish, this light-bodied whiskey features notes of rich honey, coconut, and banana, plus overtones of walnuts. Gentle baking spices emerge with time, but so does a bit of acetone influence. The finish offers a touch of red pepper on the tongue — thanks in part to the slightly higher proof — but otherwise makes a callback to those initial honey notes. Works well enough. - drinkhacker.com

Notes from the producers... NOSE: Rich, nutty, and fruity with red apples, ripe peaches, roasted almonds, a touch of allspice, and a hint of butterscotch in the background. PALATE: Sweet cream, orange peel, and apricot, hints of peaches and cream, sweet spice and rolled oats. FINISH: Medium long. Malty, slightly tart with a hint of lemon and touches of vanilla and oak. Toasty and complex.