Friday, April 02, 2021


The County Down, Northern Ireland based Hinch Distillery, has today announced the launch of three new Irish whiskey’s, finished in craft beer casks.

Hinch Distillery’s Craft & Casks, is a collaboration with two Ulster based breweries; Whitewater Brewery in Co Down and Kinnegar Brewery in Co Donegal.

Hinch Distillery Craft & Casks

The new blended whiskeys, which have all been bottled at 43% ABV, have been finished in Imperial Stout casks from the Whitewater Brewery, and Irish Red Rye and Rye Export Stout barrels from the Kinnegar Brewery.

Commenting on the news, Aaron Flaherty, Head Distiller at the Hinch Distillery, 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.”

He went onto say: “We are a recognised player in the whiskey scene globally and we always strive to be innovative in the whiskeys we create whilst paying attention to current trends in the category. It’s not news to those in the whiskey business that beer and whiskey are a natural fit and the boilermaker is a classic bar order. Our Craft & Casks take that trend one step further.”

Hinch Distillery’s Craft & Casks, will be available later this month from the Hinch Distillery online store and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £35.00 each.


Posted by Steve Rush