Kinahan’s Kasc Project

29.99

The KASC PROJECT batch#4

Irish whiskey is made in wooden casks, which develop most of its complex flavours. The Kasc Project is an escape into the new and previously unknown ways of whiskey making, using hybrid casks. Each cask is individually constructed from a mix of 5 different types of trees, each selected to create a blend of rich new flavours. Inspired by the original whiskey making culture that rejected tradition and the norm, The Kasc Project pushes whiskey making methods to the next level. Daring and unconventional – it’s a riot of wood.

“The result is an outstanding whiskey that could instigate a game of flavour bingo: cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet pastry, apricot and herbs are just some that will fill your card, while a load of woody notes steadily percolate and bristle throughout. A highly successful whiskey experiment – and great value too”. —Nick Moyle 

Trees used for KascProject: French Oak, Portuguese Oak, Hungarian Oak, American Oak & Chestnut

Tasting Notes:
NOSE: Red plum, gentle hint of pear, red apple and tropical fruits + Mediterranean caramel spice.
PALATE: Vanilla charred oaky notes of ripe mango with caramelised tropical fruits & chocolate caramel, lingering sun-dried raisin & fig.
FINISH: Gentle nutmeg, orange, clove, floral sweet honeycomb & syrupy pineapple.
COLOUR: Deep brown colour, typically expected from a very old whiskey.

43%alc, Irish Malt whiskey

Kinahans Irish whiskeys are made in wooden casks, which develop and complete all the complex flavours. By law the new-make spirit requires to be matured in wood for at least three years for it to qualify as Irish whiskey.

Kinahans whiskey making will often defy long-held stereotypes. An older whiskey is not always the better whiskey and age doesn’t necessarily contribute to maturity of flavour. Much more important is understanding the effect of wood, the way it is treated, how it will interact with the spirit, and how that will change over time, whether its 3 or 25 years. Get the right combination, and you will have a delicious, well balanced whiskey.

Since its foundation in 1779, at Kinahans pioneering in selection and use of wood is by far the key focus and the main gateway to what make Kinahans a great and unique whiskey for generations.