Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2019: 20-11

21st January, 2020 by Melita Kiely

11: Kinahans The Kasc Project

Irish whiskey brand Kinahans took an alternative approach to maturation last year by using casks made from a hybrid of staves.

The inaugural release from the new series, called The Kasc Project, was aged in casks that were built from a mix of five types of wood: Portuguese oak, French oak, American oak, Hungarian oak and chestnut.

The Kasc Project is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, bottled at 43% ABV without chill filtration or caramel colouring.

Tasting notes include aromas of red plum, pear, red apple, tropical fruits and caramel spice, leading to flavours of vanilla, charred oak, ripe mango, caramelised tropical fruits and chocolate caramel on the palate. The finish was described as having hints of nutmeg, orange, clove, honeycomb and pineapple.

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