Double Delight for Hinch: Hinch Irish Whiskey Celebrates Double Victory at the Prestigious World Whiskies Awards 2024

Double Delight for Hinch

Hinch Irish Whiskey Celebrates Double Victory at the Prestigious World Whiskies Awards 2024

Hinch Irish Whiskey is basking in the glow of international acclaim after securing not one, but two prestigious titles at this year’s World Whiskies Awards. The awards dinner, held in London at the prestigious Merchant Taylors’ Hall, saw Hinch Irish Whiskey clinch the coveted titles for ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey’ and ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey Limited Release.’


The World Whiskies Awards, organised by Whisky Magazine, is an annual celebration recognising excellence in whiskey worldwide. It is a platform where the finest whiskies are judged by a panel of international experts, making it a significant event in the global whiskey calendar. This year’s competition was fierce, with numerous Irish whiskey brands vying for the prestigious ‘World’s Best’ accolades. However, Hinch Irish Whiskey emerged victorious in two highly competitive categories, further solidifying its position as a leader in the whiskey industry.


Hinch’s 5-Year-Old Double Wood was awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey,’ a testament to its exceptional quality and the mastery behind its creation. This exquisite whiskey, known for its double wood maturation process, has captivated the palates of connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike and was described by judges as ‘a sensory journey with notes of vanilla, pear caramel, and heather honey, captivated the palate with its clean and complex character.’


In addition, Hinch’s innovative collaboration with Whitewater Brewery, Craft & Casks Imperial Stout Finish, was honoured with the ‘World’s Best Blended Irish Whiskey Limited Release’ award. This special edition whiskey, which marries the rich, malty flavours of stout with the nuanced character of Irish whiskey, represents the pinnacle of collaborative craftsmanship and has received widespread acclaim for its originality and taste.


Dr. Terry Cross OBE, Chairman of Hinch Distillery, expressed his delight at the double win: “We are honoured to receive such prestigious recognition for our Hinch 5-Year-Old Double Wood whiskey. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to crafting exceptional spirits that delight whiskey enthusiasts worldwide.”

Michael Morris, International Sales Director at Hinch Distillery, added: “I am immensely proud of our team at Hinch Distillery for their dedication and commitment to crafting exceptional spirits. Winning these prestigious awards at the World Whiskies Awards is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation This year’s event witnessed the recognition of several Irish whiskey distilleries and brands, further highlighting the growth and strength of Irish whiskey across the drinks industry.”

The World Whiskies Awards 2024 has once more underscored Hinch’s dedication to excellence and ingenuity in the craft of whiskey production. As we commemorate these exceptional accomplishments, Hinch Irish Whiskey persists in establishing the benchmark for quality and creativity within the industry, propelled by our ongoing investment in our distillery, team and the development of our brands.