The An Chéad Dún Programme represents the first release of our signature spirit commercially available to collectors and connoisseurs.

In recognition of the 161 years between the building of the original Estate house in 1859 and the opening of the Hinch Distillery in 2020 we are proud to make available 161 casks of the very first single malt spirit to run from our stills.

The Killaney Estate, Home of Hinch Distillery, sits in beautiful County Down countryside just North of Ballynahinch and South of the City of Belfast. The original house was built on the Estate in 1859 by the Marquis of Downshire. 161 years later, under the stewardship of owner Dr Terry Cross O.B.E., the Hinch Distillery was built on the land, sensitively set back into the rolling hills and constructed from complementary local materials that will stand the test of time. In recognition of the 161 years between the building of the original Estate house in 1859 and the opening of the Hinch Distillery in 2020 we are proud to make available 161 casks of the very first single malt spirit to run from our stills. An Chéad Dún (from the Gaelic meaning 'The First Down') Cask Release is a unique opportunity to be a part of the very start of our whiskey journey, one that is shaped by the past but building for the future, here in the heart of County Down.

Read more

An Chéad Dún (from the Gaelic meaning ‘The First Down’) Cask Release is a unique opportunity to be a part of the very start of our whiskey journey, one that is shaped by the past but building for the future, here in the heart of County Down.

An Chéad Dún Single Malt Irish Whiskey Cask Release

The owners of An Chéad Dún Cask will possess a rare and unique piece of history to proudly share with those closest to them when the whiskey comes of age. A unique opportunity to own one of just 161 casks released to mark the first limited single malt spirit distillation from the Hinch Distillery. We have created a package with exclusive benefits alongside ownership of the cask itself.

Book a tour

Hinch Irish Whiskey
Time waits for no man, said nobody at Hinch Distillery
Find out more
Ninth Wave Irish Gin
Are you ready to conquer the Ninth Wave?
Find out more