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Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey secures a listing for the world’s first hybrid cask single malt The Kasc Project with Master of Malt ahead of the busy season. Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey has secured a new listing for its latest single malt innovation The Kasc Project with Master of Malt ahead of the busy autumn season. Kinahan’s boundary-pushing whiskey, The Kasc Project will be available to purchase through Master of Malt from early August. 

Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey was founded in 1779. One of the world’s oldest brands, historically known as “the pioneer of Irish whiskey”, Kinahan’s continues to celebrate mavericks in the world of whiskey today with its unusual modern day innovations. 

Launching into Master of Malt the world’s first hybrid cask single malt release, The Kasc Project is a powerhouse of a single malt that is the second release in Kinahan’s innovative Kasc Project series, which breaks the mould of traditional whiskey production by using the provenance of wood as the key to flavour. Each Kasc Project whiskey is aged in a hybrid cask made from five types of wood: Portuguese oak, American oak, French oak, Hungarian oak and chestnut. Ultimately, the whiskeys are expressions of the rich and varied ecosystems in which these trees flourish, drawing their robust characters from the unique origins of the different wood varieties. 

In The Kasc Project, the hybrid cask elevates single malt Irish whiskey to brave new heights, imparting rich notes of caramelised tropical fruit, espresso and burnt sugar – a riot of wood. This powerful profile earned Kinahan’s a prestigious Gold medal at the 2022 International Wine & Spirits Competition and a Silver at the 2022 San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition. 

Zak Oganian, Managing Director of Kinahan’s says:

“We have been working with Master of Malt for many years now. incidentally, they have been one of the first supporters of the earlier releases of The Kasc Project in the UK. Rightly so, the first release of The Kasc Project later became one of Master of Malt top sellers within the Irish whiskey category online. We value our partnership and continued support in helping us bring such daring and unconventional products to a wider audience.”

Bottled at 45% ABV without chill filtration or artificial colouring, The Kasc Project [M] is available to purchase via Tortuga, with Nightcap Brands as its UK sales agency. Renowned London venues such as Home House, Corrigan’s, Black Rock and The Malt at Prince Akatoki Hotel have already chosen to become early adopters of this maverick new whiskey. 

Read more at: www.kinahanswhiskey.com


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Official Tasting Notes: 

Nose: Freshly cut mango and pineapple, poached spiced pear, molasses and a hint of vanilla oak.

Palate: Charred apricot, caramelised tropical fruits, sweet sun-dried Malvasia grapes, espresso and burnt sugar.

Finish: Madeira cake, more pineapple and toasted cereal, with pleasant creamy tannins.



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