Hyde No.3 1916 Bottled at 46% abv
HYDE Single Grain Irish whiskey is made on a traditional ‘Coffey Still’ from pure Corn and Barley grain. It is a triple distilled, pure grain, Irish whiskey from one single distillery location. Made in small batches and not blended in any way. It is matured for over 6 years in flame charred, first fill, ex-bourbon casks from Kentucky in the USA.
The Hyde family come from a long tradition in the Irish drinks business. The Hyde family ran a tavern located just outside the picturesque town of Bandon in West Cork since the 1640’s. The Hydes sold traditional Irish Whiskey and draught stout straight from wooden casks, tapped by hand with a mallet and brass tap. The drink business runs through twelve generations of the Hyde family tree. At one stage in 1916, their grandfather, granduncle and grandaunt were all publicans in Bandon. Today, Conor Hyde and his brother Alan are actually the last in a long line of vintners in West Cork. Hyde Whiskey recently won Best Irish Whiskey in the World at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirit Awards.
We rarely put cubes of ice in our whiskeys but this one is great with just one cube and a hefty measure!The Celtic Whiskey Shop
The Hyde 1916 is a special celebratory bottle released on the anniversary year of the 1916 rising. This is entirely matured in bourbon casks and has the typical smooth, vanilla, and popcorn flavours you would expect from a single grain whiskey.
Hyde Family’s Unique Cask Selection
The majority of whiskey in the world is actually aged in ex bourbon casks. Those casks are usually made from American oak and usually come from Kentucky, the largest bourbon-making area of the United States. The law in the States is that you can only use a bourbon cask once. All bourbon casks have a limited shelf life, so they are then sold and exported around the world to other whiskey makers.
This is where the Hyde family get creative. They take their whiskey from those bourbon casks after the required aging time and put it into a secondary cask. The whiskey industry call that ‘double ageing’.
It’s that second cask that gives Hyde Whiskey that very unique flavour. So for Hyde that secondary cask would be a sherry cask or a rum cask. All whiskey is aged in bourbon casks, but what makes Hyde whiskey so special is that they put it into a second cask for a period of time to make it extra special.
For the Hyde family it’s all about the specially selected casks and unique woods which give their Irish whiskey it’s unique flavour.
HYDE Single Grain 1916 No3 Irish whiskey Review
Distiller: Hibernia Distillers
ABV: 46% Vol./Alc. 92 Proof
Age: 6 years
Cinnamon and Clove with succulent sweet caramel flavours. Complex and spicy with sweet American Bourbon notes.
Robust single grain spices with a touch of cracked black pepper give way to a buttery vanilla and charred oak taste.
Long and satisfying, ending with a silky combination of oak and barley. A dash of orange-blossom honey fades away slowly.
- Single Grain Irish Whiskey
- A Pure grain whiskey from one distillery.
- Bourbon Cask Matured
- (1st fill, flame charred, 200L Jack Daniels barrels)
- Triple Distilled
- Aged for over 6 Years
- Not Chill Filtered – Not Blended
- 100% Product of Ireland
- Location: Cork, Ireland
- 1916: Celebration of Irish rebellion of 1916 (www.ireland.ie)
- Special Reserve Release
- Limited Edition (5,000 Bottles)
- President Douglas Hyde Heritage
- Real Cork – Bar-Top Closure
- Smooth, Full, Rich Taste
- With a Long Finish
- 46% Vol./Alc. 92 Proof
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