New distillery, Hinch, releases rare exclusive 18-year-old single malt finished in wine casks
Hinch Distillery which launched this autumn, has produced just 650 bottles of a distinctive Irish whiskey expression.
Hinch Distillery, Ireland’s newest premium distillery producing whiskey and gin in an age-old setting, is celebrating its opening with the production of a very limited-edition Single Malt Whiskey.
Hinch 18 Year Old Single Malt finished in Château de La Ligne casks is a delectable marriage of the distillery founder Dr Terry Cross’ two passions, his Bordeaux wine and his County Down whiskey.
Dr Cross, who also owns Château de La Ligne, a vineyard in Bordeaux, produced this very exclusive whiskey by finishing the single malt in casks previously containing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot used in its finest wine, the Grande Reserve.
These casks have been emptied and refilled with fine Irish Single Malt whiskey that has spent 18 years maturing in Kentucky bourbon barrels. A further six-month finishing period in these casks has added rich new flavours of summer berries, sultanas and dark chocolate with a long and smooth finish.
This very rare release sees the production of just 650 bottles presented in a beautiful gift box, also containing a 750ml bottle of the Château de La Ligne Grande Reserve which has played such a significant role in the final whiskey.