I don't know exactly where the whiskey comes from. If they hadn't released another 5- and 10-year-old single malt, the Great Northern Distillery from Dundalk, County Louth might have been a hot tip. John Teeling's new baby with an enormous output of 16 million liters. They would definitely have the capacity. They have had a 3-year-old since 2018, and in addition to double and trippled distilled single malt, they also produce grain whiskey, peated (!) Single malt and also single pot still. Or just part of it, the older bottlings from somewhere else?
For filling yourself:
This nose seemed very familiar to me, even though it was the first time I had a Hinch whiskey in a glass.
A handle in the closet and the Glendalough Pot Still Irish Whiskey dug out ...
Nightingale, ick listen - if there is not a happy family resemblance.
The identical alcohol strength of 43% makes comparison a lot easier: on the nose they are very similar (resinous, fresh, green), on the tongue there are slight deviations from each other (more chocolate, Glendalough more green branches), the finish brings them back together.
So, to really lean out of the window, I say that both distilleries got their whiskey from the same source. It would come as no surprise then that these two are currently the only single pot still Irish whiskey on the market that were made with purchased whiskey.
And another word about the exterior: nice, classic label, high-quality (heavy!) Bottle - without any irony.
It is so green ... - green apple, gooseberry, kiwi, freshly cleared bark, grass clippings, resin. Pretty young, with a hint of New Make. Grainy, malty, spicy, whereby the seasoning seems to come less from herbs and spices than from the resin.
Dry and chocolatey start with a good dose of pepper. Less green than in the nose, but gooseberry and kiwi still present. Cereal notes, it may well be that you can taste the portion of oats here. Fresh, young wood, sap, Kaba.
Dry and spicy finish, not as short as expected. The fruit notes slowly fade away, pepper puffs up again, accompanied by nutmeg. Malt, honey and milk chocolate until the end.