Hyde 1906 No.9 Iberian Cask is a limited edition single malt from Hibernia Distillers.
It has been triple distilled in a traditional copper still using 100% Irish malted grain barley from a single distillery.
Initially aged for a period of at least 8 years in 200-litre, flame charred ex-bourbon oak casks from Kentucky,
this was then transferred into 200-litre first-fill vintage tawny port oak casks sourced from the
Portuguese village of Pinhao in the Douro Vally region in northern Portugal for a finishing period of 9 months.
Bottled at 43% abv and only 5000 bottles produced in this batch.
Notes from the distillery:
NOSE: Dried dark fruits with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and blackberry for a grapemeets-raisin nose that defines Tawny PORT.
TASTE: Notes of green apples, honey, citrus, spice, dried fruit, black pepper, and hazelnut, with a vanilla-like buttery finish that lingers on the palate.
FINISH: Medium to long with a grapey, malty, spicy, lingering finish.
Hyde cask strength is a single grain irish whiskey bottled in 08/2007 at 59% abv.
There is only 1000 bottles of this and it is classified as a limited edition release.
It is aged for 8 years in bourbon casks, the whiskey is triple distilled and non chill filtered.
Price varies but to its between 50-65 brittish pounds. My bottle is 293 of 1000 and it is made with their master distiller Alan Hyde.
Here is some notes from the producer itself:
The higher 59% alc. strength delivers a more robust Cinnamon and clove overtone with complex and spicy sweet American bourbon notes.
A cracked black pepper and spiciness gives way to a buttery vanilla and charred oak taste.
Full and satisfying, ending with a silky smooth finish.
My own reveiw will be posted soon.
The HYDE family have been involved in the Irish drinks business for over twelve generations since 1640. HYDE is presidential quality Irish whiskey named in honour of Ireland’s very first president Douglas Hyde. President HYDE was an inspirational figure who helped to define Ireland’s national identity.
At HYDE we carefully hand select only the very finest Irish whiskey, made by only the very best Irish whiskey distilleries, which we then finish in vintage oak casks which we source directly from distilleries and bodegas around the world. HYDE premium Irish whiskey is bottled in small limited edition batches and non-chill filtered for a more original character. We apply specific charring levels to our vintage oak casks in order to create a whiskey that is rich in character and truly unique in taste.
The three samples I received from hyde were:
– HYDE No. 8 Heritage cask – It’s a Stout cask finished whiskey bottled at 46% ABV.
– HYDE No. 6 President’s reserve – It’s a blended Irish Whiskey much older single malt & 8 year old single grain finished in sherry casks, bottled at 46% ABV.
– HYDE No. 1 President’s Cask – It’s a single malt Irish whiskey aged for 10 years and is finished in sherry casks, bottled at 46% ABV.
Review of these will come in the future.