Located just south of Belfast in the grounds of the beautiful Killaney Estate. The distillery takes its name from the nearby town of Ballynahinch, whose name in Irish translates as town of the island.
Within the design of Hinch Distillery many unique elements have been incorporated which will both validate the distillery’s craft credentials and also position them as key innovators within the Irish whiskey category.
The focus here is on soft, triple distilled whiskies. These are brought down to bottling strength with the cleanest water in Ireland, coming from the Silent Valley Reservoir.
The Hinch 10yo blend was initially matured in American oak before being treated to a six month finish in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez.
Nose: Ripe orchard fruits, sweet notes of barley sugar and vanilla balanced by rich, slightly tart red fruit.
Palate: Sugared malty cereal, nougat and chocolate covered marzipan, dry notes of fruity sherry, sultana and a burst of fresh fruit sweetness, with ripe pear and a hint of lychee.
Finish: Lingering red berries and a hint of earthy vanilla pod.