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Kinahan’s Whiskey joins the Nightcap Portfolio!

Published On: 23/09/2022|By |Categories: UPDATES|2 min read|

Kinahan’s Whiskey joins the Nightcap Portfolio!

Nightcap Brands is excited to announce that Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey is joining the Nightcap portfolio!

About Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey

Originally known as the pioneer of Irish whiskey, Kinahan’s earned its worldwide recognition for its focus on maturation as early as the 18th century. During this period, the brand was popular with the likes of The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Charles Lennox, now world-famous bartender; Jerry Thomas and also carried two Royal Warrants as the official Whiskey of the Royal household.

Today, their historical background in pushing boundaries puts them in prime position to lead the way in expanding the innovative side of the Irish whiskey category.

The range comprises of the Heritage Collection, The Special Release Project and the hugely innovative KASC project.

Inspired by its original pioneering culture that rejected tradition and the norm, The Kasc Project is the world’s first series of whiskeys made in hybrid casks. Each cask is individually constructed from a mix of five different types of wood, including unusual oak varieties and even chestnut (Irish regulations unlike in Scotland allow maturation in ‘wood’ rather than ‘oak’). The hybrid casks feature Portuguese oak, French oak, American oak, Hungarian oak and Chestnut, all of which helps create a blend of rich unusual new flavours.

The first expression, ‘Kasc Project B’, described as ‘a riot of unconventional flavours’ comprises of a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, bottled at 43% ABV with no chill filtration and without adding artificial colouring.

The second expression, ‘Kasc Project M’, the hybrid cask elevates single malt Irish whiskey to brave new heights, imparting rich notes of caramelised tropical fruit, espresso and burnt sugar. 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.

On representing Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey, Ciaran McNicholas, CEO of Nightcap said:

“We are really pleased to be able to welcome a brand with such rich heritage into the portfolio and delighted to work with a brand which is seeking to push the boundaries of the Irish Whiskey category, something we think the bartenders we work with will be excited to learn about”.

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