Hyde Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Data

Category   Whiskey

Sub-Category   Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Origin   West Cork

Retail Price   $70

ABV   46%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very spicy with a well-integrated oak backbone that offers a perfect platform for ripe, rich stone fruits, lemon curd, honey, and caramel.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and quite spicy fruit, Sherry, and honey-focused core with layers of pepper, brown baking spices, and loads of oak.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied with intense spice, Sherry, and oak flavors that envelop the rich fruit.

Cool Factor

B+

We are witnessing an Irish Whiskey renaissance for sure and with it a new wave of brands. Luckily, many of them are damn good!

Value Grade

C

At $70 a bottle this won't make many people's bargain list but this is the state of Whiskey — the elite labels don't come cheap.

Analysis

This is a limited edition with just 5,000 bottles produced. This Hyde Single Malt is aged for a minimum of 10 years being finished in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks. It's bottled free of chill-filtration that can rob a spirit of its aromatics, flavor, and texture. This Whiskey is named in honor of Douglas Hyde, the first president of Ireland (1938-1945).

How to Enjoy

Sip neat with a generous splash of water or a few ice cubes of you are so inclined.

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