The KASC Project [B] is the world's first Hybrid Cask Blended Irish whiskey. Inspired by the original whiskey making culture that rejected the status quo, this is an escape into the new and previously unknown ways of whiskey making, using bespoke hybrid casks.
"The result is an outstanding whiskey that could instigate a game of flavour bingo: cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet pastry, apricot and herbs are just some that will fill your card, while a load of woody notes steadily percolate and bristle throughout. A highly successful whiskey experiment – and great value too". —Nick Moyle (Independent UK).
The KASC Project is a bold experiment in whiskey-making using the provenance of wood as the key factor of flavour design and construction. Each whiskey is made in hand made “hybrid” cask, individually constructed from a mix of 5 different types of trees from unique origins: Portuguese Oak, American Oak, French Oak, Hungarian Oak and Chestnut. The individual habitat of each type of tree brings a completely unique flavour variant to this innovative whiskey, creating a multi-dimensional flavour and character.
Daring and unconventional, the KASC Project, originally an experiment by Kinahan’s Irish whiskey, turned out to be tremendously successful and is now pushing whiskey making methods to the next level.
NOSE: Red plum, gentle hint of pear, red apple and tropical fruits + Mediterranean caramel spice.
PALATE: Vanilla charred oaky notes of ripe mango with caramelised tropical fruits & chocolate caramel, lingering sun-dried raisin & fig.
FINISH: Gentle nutmeg, orange, clove, floral sweet honeycomb & syrupy pineapple.
COLOUR: Deep brown colour, typically expected from a very old whiskey.
Portuguese Oak - Nutmeg, Honeycomb, Sundried Raisins, Fig, Toffee
American Oak - Vanilla, Honey, Woody Notes, Red Apple, Orange
French Oak - Spices, Clove, Dry Apricot, Sweet Grape
Hungarian Oak - Vanilla, Oakiness, Roasted Coffee, Spices
Chestnut - Rich Nutty Flavours, Caramelised Tropical Fruit, Pineapple