Hinch Imperial Stout Finish HDC

Overall rating
82.05/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB180349
Category
Blend
Bottler
Hinch Distillery Co. (HDC)
Bottling serie
Craft & Casks
Bottled
2021
Casktype
ex-Irish Craft Beer casks Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Whitewater Brewery
Barcode
5060673440409
Added on
03 apr 2021 7:08 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

£ 30.72

2 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hinch Imperial Stout Finish HDC

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.05 points.

  1. elipszis scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet malt
      buttery
      coffee
      toffee
      vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      very unique
      rounded
      plum
      tea
      oily texture
      buttery
      sweet beer
      sweets
    • Finish
      82 82
      mint tea
      spicy
      medium finish

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  3. Thoma scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Mr_and_Mrs_Optimist scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Nose is sweet raisins almost like the dates from sticky toffee pudding, def some dark fruits in there...

    Palate very sweet, has more deep fruit and fudge flavour and then the heavy malt stout takes over . Starts sweet and finishes very dark.

    Finish is dryer and deeper than the palate would start, more like the deep sweetness of the dates mixed with stout.

    Good, very nice but not overly complex and at 40% is quite oily and thin - but at cask strength would be far to heavy and like tar so has to be at 40% ish

  5. Mr_and_Mrs_Optimist scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    Nose is sweet raisins almost like the dates from sticky toffee pudding, def some dark fruits in there...

    Palate very sweet, has more deep fruit and fudge flavour and then the heavy malt stout takes over . Starts sweet and finishes very dark.

    Finish is dryer and deeper than the palate would start, more like the deep sweetness of the dates mixed with stout.

    Good, very nice but not overly complex and at 40% is quite oily and thin - but at cask strength would be far to heavy and like tar so has to be at 40% ish

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Whiskey Festival in Budapest. A good shot of Ireland, which does not enchant, but does not offend.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I think it's cooley spirit.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Hinch Distillery’s Craft & Casks is a trio of fine Irish whiskeys that up the flavour game in the segment having been finished using craft beer casks.

    A collaboration of the craftsmanship of Hinch Whiskey and the unique flavour of the Irish craft brewing scene is a new union at Hinch Distillery, which has spawned three new whiskeys.

    The collection, known as Craft & Casks includes
    ~ Imperial Stout Finish - Whiskybase ID 180349
    ~ Irish Red Rye Finish - Whiskybase ID 180347
    ~ Rye Export Stout Finish - Whiskybase ID 180346
    which are disrupting the taste profile of the whiskey scene.

    Using casks from two Ulster breweries; Whitewater Brewery in Co Down and Kinnegar Brewery in Co. Donegal, the three aged whiskeys have their own distinct flavours.

    The Imperial Stout Finish (180349) hails from Co Down, sitting in the shadows of the Mourne Mountains. Its Kreme de la Kremlin Imperial Stout brings orchard fruits and butter toffee tastes to the whiskey in what the distillery describes as a “luxurious mouthfeel of light toffee, coffee, vanilla sweetness and cinnamon spice follows”.

    Meanwhile, the Irish Red Rye Finish (180347) and Rye Export Stout Finish (180346) are finished in Kinnegar Brewery beer casks boasting their own unique flavour profiles. This includes sweet toffee, bitter cocoa and a hint of red apple and orange zest citrus derived from Red Rye casks while the Export Stout Finish flaunts aromas of dark treacle, caramel and vanilla.

    Speaking about the new releases, Head Distiller, Aaron Flaherty said: “Our new Craft & Casks range is a delectable partnership between Hinch Distillery and two Irish craft breweries, which produces three distinctly flavoured beer barrel aged whiskeys. The union of whiskey with craft beer barrels is an emerging trend within the distilling industry and demand is surging. While Hinch is a relatively new name to the drinks’ fraternity, we have quickly risen to a par with the best around, beckoning prestigious awards in our two years of operation.”

    The new collection will be available from the Hinch Distillery Store, SuperValu and Centra off licenses and independents across ROI and UK. RRP £35 GBP. Euro equivalen unknown.

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