Located just south of Belfast in the grounds of the beautiful Killaney Estate. The distillery takes its name from the nearby town of Ballynahinch, whose name in Irish translates as ‘town of the island’. Within the Hinch Distillery design we have incorporated many unique elements which will both validate our ‘craft’ credentials. The water used in the distilling process at the Hinch distillery will be the cleanest in Ireland — from the Silent Valley Reservoir. The location brings other advantages too. It’s on the main road from Belfast to the Mountains of Mourne which is one of the most trafficked tourist roads in Ireland. And of course, it’s from its hinterland that Hinch gets its moniker. Ballynahinch just up the road is Baile na hInse in Irish (the Town of the Island). The Master Distiller at Hinch has already created a series of blends (from precious whiskey stocks).
Liquid gold in colour with burnt copper hues. Layered and seductive aromas opening with mature malted biscuity notes. Drifts of lanolin and vanilla, followed by citrus fruits. All underpinned by distinctive aromas of mellow virgin American oak. Appealingly harmonious, the spirit reveals a compelling hand-made quality that only slow distillation can create. The integration of spice and mocha, light oak, almond and buttery toffee in harmony with the bourbon sweet oak. Incredibly long and super mellow on the finish. The flavour coming back for encore after encore, never wanting to leave the stage. It will gently win your affections with its purity and integrity.