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Hinch Peated Single Malt

(70cl, 43%)

Hinch Peated Single Malt
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Hinch Peated Single Malt Bottling Note

It's a Peated expression from the Hinch Distillery! Based in the Killaney Estate, it takes its name from the nearby town of Ballynahinch. The triple distilled whisky is packed full of chilli spice and savoury smokiness.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Caramelised oak, woody cinnamon and honey-roasted ham, with a crack of rock salt all backed up by a wave of peat smoke.

Palate: Smoked nuts and barbecued meats, charred herbs and fresh fruit sweetness, with building chilli spice.

Finish: Charred chilli pepper and bonfire smoke.

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Hinch Peated Single Malt Reviews

Lacking quality and maturity

Compared to a decent laphroaig or talisker this dram is pretty poor. It seems to me that it would benefit from longer maturing in perhaps Sherry or Madeira casks, which might take the edge off the rather coarse flavour. I kind of see what they are trying for with this, but it just hasn't worked.

24th August 2021

Whisky? Not Worthy Of The Name

Poor poor quality whisky. Not peaty at all. Too young with very little flavour. Like a weak gin. This can't really be called a whisky to be honest. Hinch need to wait a while and try again. I won't waste anymore money on them until I hear that they are serious about making quality whisky rather than just a quick buck.

20th June 2021

Lightly peated, great value. Great start for new distillery

This was really pleasant surprise for such a young whiskey. It’s very lightly peated so not over powering and can enjoyed by those who don’t normally go for the smokier whiskey. It’s very easy to drink and that price it offers great value. I’ve tried a few of the Hinch whiskeys and this is my favourite. I happily recommend to anyone.

22nd April 2021

Seems I’m alone, but I really like this one

I’m on around my 10th bottle of this, glad I didn’t read the reviews before I bought my first ! Made it to my top 5 list at a whisky tasting in London even compared to some at >£100. Slightly chemical smell on first opening but this goes after a day. A little chilled water wakes it up nicely. I should point out that I am no expert and others are probably technically correct, but I love this.

28th March 2021

Simply wrong

Tried it at my local whiskey club (sadly remotely). For the price, one of the worst whiskeys I've tried. Sad, as I was really looking forward to it. I could could notes, pallet and finish but it would be in the same vein.

30th January 2021

I don’t know what to do with the rest of the bottle

This is bad. Overwhelming notes of petrol station burps. I like their un peated expression but this whisky ruins other nearby bottles

30th January 2021

False Advertising - No Peat

Terrible whisky. This is in no way a peaty whisky and I feel that this is false advertising. It is young and rather botanical. It hardly tastes like whisky at all. Avoid, especially at this price. The Irish are beginning to experiment with whisky and new distilleries are popping up. Sadly, Hinch like Teeling should have waited before releasing their first range. Their reputation should suffering at present, although advertising may help them.

28th January 2021

Actually pretty OK.

Received yesterday as a birthday present.

Neat virgin tasting: It’s young and tastes like smoky co-op ham slices, not great, too much peat, not enough malt but strangely has something sweet in the finish, a bit like some Covid-19 lockdown sugar vodka I made (for hand sanitiser purposes)... needs more aging and also too much alcohol for the body of the whiskey.

With some chilled water: Cheers it up lots, grassy, malty notes come out, in the same universe as Balvenie peat week 14 or perhaps a poor-man's version of the Kilchoman 2007 11 Year Old TWE Exclusive..

Ultimately I’m actually quite happy with this. Its rather overpriced but not bad for what it is.

13th November 2020

Disappointing

Far too smokey which over powers the delicate flavours. Disappointed.

19th September 2020

Too Young, Weak Taste and Not Peaty

A bit of false advertising here as this is hardly a peaty whisky. I agree with the gin comparisons of other reviewers. This is very young and there is not much depth to the flavours. Not unpleasant but not worth the price. This distillery is very new and Mayberry should have waited before bringing out so many whiskies for its initial core range. The quality so far is poor and heir brand name will suffer. At least when it comes to true whisky enthusiasts.

28th August 2020

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