Kinahan’s 10yr Irish Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Kinahan’s 10yr Irish Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Undisclosed

  • Bottler:

    Kinahans

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: A few drops of water opens up more fruity notes and boosts the spices as well. The finish is very long, spicy, with a nice tropical fruitiness in the background.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Dark, oily finish with bitter chocolate. A single malt you can really get behind.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Look for waxy honey, white flowers, dusty plum and black pepper tingle, finishing long, with a brisk, drying feel.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's a bit peppery hot on the tongue, but the mid-palate is pleasantly assertive with the malt and the finish is likable with a slight mint flavor and light char smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: On the palate, the traditional honey notes come on after the citrus character fades a bit, with the finish offering curious notes of graham crackers and brewed tea.
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  • Raided Score: 72
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's not great - it's not terrible...but it's not great. Young, thin and generally hotter than it should be for the proof.
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  • Intro:

    "Kinahan's 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels for a minimum of 10 years. After sampling the whiskey cask-by-cask, Kinahan's Malt Master selects only those casks which are as mellow, rich and flavorful as the original Kinahan's Irish Whiskey produced centuries ago. Once the casks have been selected, the whiskey is bottled at 92 proof without the use of chill-filtration." - Caskers

  • Nose:

    Young, grainy notes. Ethanol. Toffee, currants and vanilla. Light and effervescent. Not a lot here.

  • Taste:

    Thin and a bit of heat. Light caramel, faint raisins. Signature Irish peach ring fruitiness.

  • Finish:

    Short, not super rich but not as hot as expected in the nose.

  • Overall:

    I, more or less, am putting this in a similar camp as the Kavanagh 12 year. This is clearly distillate that is being funneled away from another product line and being bottled here. It's not great - it's not terrible...but it's not great. Young, thin and generally hotter than it should be for the proof.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
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