From its founding in 1779 the Kinahan’s brand was at the forefront of whiskey making history.
Dubbed “the Pioneer of Irish Whiskey”, Kinahan’s acquired its worldwide recognition back in the 1800s for its unconventional approach to whiskey making and innovation in wooden casks. The new team at Kinahans continues this work today.
Kinahans Irish whiskeys are made in wooden casks, which develop and complete all the complex flavours. By law the new-make spirit requires to be matured in wood for at least three years for it to qualify as Irish whiskey.
Kinahans whiskey making will often defy long-held stereotypes. An older whiskey is not always the better whiskey and age doesn’t necessarily contribute to maturity of flavour. Much more important is understanding the effect of wood, the way it is treated, how it will interact with the spirit, and how that will change over time, whether its 3 or 25 years. Get the right combination, and you will have a delicious, well balanced whiskey.
Since its foundation in 1779, at Kinahans pioneering in selection and use of wood is by far the key focus and the main gateway to what make Kinahans a great and unique whiskey for generations.