Hinch Small Batch Bourbon Cask, 43%

Price: $33 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Lemon drizzle cake, hazelnut, dried coconut strips, iced sweet rolls filled with jam and whipped cream, and a jab of ripe gooseberry are all on the nose of this blend of grain and single malt whiskeys. It's sweet and light-bodied, yet smooth and creamy, with lemon bonbons, vanilla, butterscotch, and hints of cooked fruits, with a spicy finish that retains a fruity juiciness. A great reference point for bourbon cask-matured Irish whiskey.