Hinch Single Pot Still HDC

Overall rating
80.14/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB149445
Category
Single Pot Still
Bottler
Hinch Distillery Co. (HDC)
Bottling serie
The Time Collection
Bottled
2019
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060673440065
Added on
20 feb 2020 7:36 am by Archer

Average value

€ 37.25

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18 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hinch Single Pot Still HDC

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.14 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Extremely light, only slightly straw color. The whiskey is not too oily.
    • Nose
      77 77
      The nose is more intense compared to the Hinch Small Batch Bourbon Cask. At first, varnishes appeared on the nose, but not rejecting. Sweet vanilla and caramel. Next we have the spices. Pepper. Later, delicate herbalism. Anise. Traces of fresh green and white fruit. An airy note of smoke. More fruit over time. Green and red apples. Maybe peaches. The nose changes, incomparably more complicated vs Hinch Small Batch Bourbon Cask. Now vanilla is taking over the foreground. Traces of citrus. The second time the nose is much shallower.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Slightly sweet. Vanilla. Caramel. Some varnishes. Oak bitterness. Spices. White pepper, blacker over time. More and more oak bitterness. Cinnamon. Caramel again. For the second sip, less bitterness, more sweet creaminess.
    • Finish
      72 72
      It warms up a bit at first. Spices. Black pepper. A lot of oak bitterness. Traces of caramel. Medium-short.

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  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    "Matured & bottled by Hinch Distillery": proof that it is sourced whiskey. In contrast to some other distilleries, at least one is playing with open cards - but well, what else should they write on the label: the distillery is just being completed and will open in May 2020. :-)

    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.
    • Nose
      79 79
      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.
    • Taste
      80 80
      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.
    • Finish
      80 80
      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.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On the distillery's homepage it says: "A touch of oats are added in the mash to add a hint of creaminess on the palate."

    In addition to malted and unmalted barley in an unknown mixing ratio, up to 5% (limit value that a whiskey called a single pot still whiskey must comply with) is also processed.

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