Hinch Imperial Stout Finish 46.4% NV

€ 35,95 (ex Vat)
43,50 (in Vat)
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Distillery Hinch Distillery
Bottler OB
Serie Craft & Casks
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Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date Not Specified
Country Ireland
Region County Down
Cask Type 1st-fill Ex-Bourbon, Finish Ex-Imperial-Stout
Cask Number Bottlecode L30811H001
Alcohol percentage 46.4
Volume 0,70
Stock 6

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Introducing Hinch Imperial Stout Finish, a meticulously crafted whiskey that embodies the artistry and innovation of the distilling process. With a rich heritage rooted in tradition, Hinch Distillery has pushed the boundaries of flavor exploration with its latest release, the Imperial Stout Finish 46.4%.

This exceptional whiskey undergoes a unique maturation process, beginning its journey in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, where it absorbs the nuanced flavors and character of the wood. These barrels, having previously housed Bourbon, impart distinct notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak, laying the foundation for a whiskey of unparalleled depth and complexity.

However, what truly sets the Hinch Imperial Stout Finish apart is its finishing touch. After its time in ex-Bourbon casks, this whiskey is transferred to barrels that once held Imperial Stout. This innovative finishing period allows the whiskey to interact with the remnants of the stout, infusing it with layers of rich, malty sweetness and subtle roasted undertones.

The marriage of these two distinct aging processes results in a harmonious fusion of flavors that tantalize the palate with each sip. The influence of the Bourbon barrels provides a solid backbone of classic whiskey characteristics, while the Imperial Stout finish adds an intriguing twist that elevates the drinking experience to new heights.

At 46.4% alcohol by volume, Hinch Imperial Stout Finish strikes the perfect balance between strength and smoothness, offering a robust yet approachable profile that appeals to both seasoned whiskey enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Its carefully calibrated ABV ensures that the whiskey retains its integrity while allowing the complexities of its flavor profile to shine through.

With its deep mahogany hue and inviting aroma, Hinch Imperial Stout Finish captivates the senses from the moment it is poured. Notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and dried fruits mingle effortlessly, creating a symphony of flavors that dance across the palate with every sip.

Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for a sophisticated cocktail, Hinch Imperial Stout Finish promises an unforgettable tasting experience that celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of Irish whiskey making. From its inception at the Hinch Distillery to its final pour, this whiskey exemplifies the dedication to quality and innovation that defines the brand.

In conclusion, Hinch Imperial Stout Finish stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities of whiskey production, pushing boundaries and challenging conventions to create something truly extraordinary. With its bold flavors, impeccable balance, and undeniable charm, it takes its rightful place among the finest expressions of Irish whiskey available today.

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