OUR WHISKEY
A TRUE TASTE OF IRELAND

The Rugged Cork coastline, in South Western Ireland, provides the perfect maturing conditions for our award winning Irish whiskey.

Originally distilled in a traditional copper pot still, HYDE whiskey is double matured. Firstly, in flame charred, first fill, oak bourbon casks, and then ‘finished’ in either a vintage Spanish Oloroso Sherry cask or a dark Caribbean Rum cask.

HYDE premium Irish whiskey is handcrafted in very small limited edition batches and non-chill filtered for a more original character.

HYDE is a presidential quality whiskey, celebrating the inaugural appointment of Ireland’s very first president Douglas Hyde.

A 100% Irish whiskey from one single distillery.

A true taste of IRELAND – Ireland’s Presidential whiskey!

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THE ART
OF MAKING
HYDE

THE
PRODUCTION
PROCESS

Our master distillers use age-old traditions to make Hyde Irish Whiskey.

This rare, single malt Irish whiskey uses some of Ireland’s finest ingredients. It is triple-distilled in a traditional copper pot still and aged for 10 years in white oak Bourbon barrels and polished in Sherry casks to give it its classically smooth, elegant and rich flavour full of subtle tones.

This limited edition whiskey is then carefully filtered in a non-chilled process, cut using only pure Cork spring water and bottled in small batches and then presented in handcrafted cases.

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SINGLE MALT

HYDE Single Malt Irish whiskey is made from 100% malted Irish barley, distilled at a single location. It is made in small batches on a traditional copper pot still. Then matured for over 10 years in flame charred, first fill, ex-bourbon casks from Kentucky in the U.S.A., before finishing for a further six months in either a Sherry or an Oak cask.

THE SHERRY FINISH

At HYDE we use TWO different casks to age our Sherry finished whiskey.

The majority of the Irish whiskey industry typically use only Bourbon casks for their entire maturation process, these are sourced in the USA.

STAGE 1
For the First 10 years Hyde single malt is aged in flame charred, first fill, 200L Oak Bourbon barrels, from the USA.

STAGE 2
For an additional 10 months we transfer HYDE into toasted Oloroso sherry casks, 250L ‘Hogshead’ casks made from white oak, from Cadiz in the Andalusia region of South West Spain.

WHY?
The flamed bourbon casks initially add a sweeter vanilla and caramel flavour, followed by the toasted sherry casks which add a nutty, spice, dried fruit, and toffee character to the final dram.

WORTH IT
Sherry oak casks are far more expensive but our view is that they are worth it for the richer character they add to our final HYDE whiskey. (Oloroso Sherry cask cost €800 each. Bourbon Casks cost just €80 each!)

SHERRY CASK FINISH ~
TASTING NOTES

NOSE
Delightful peaches & cream, vanilla, barley malt softness, with citrus, sweet, honey, caramel, chocolate, orange, lemon, banana, & infused with spices.

TASTE
Wonderfully smooth yet complex, creamy yet fruity with notes of caramel and Manuka honey, apricot, plum, and a silky malt texture.

FINISH
Rich, Spicy, & Oaky. It lingers in the mouth with a long rich finish.

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HYDE NO.1  PRESIDENT’S CASK

SINGLE MALT POT STILL WHISKEY
– 10 YEAR OLD –
SHERRY CASK FINISH

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THE RUM FINISH

At HYDE we use TWO different casks to age our Rum cask single malt.

STAGE 1
For the First 10 years Hyde single malt is aged in flame charred, first fill, 200L Oak Bourbon casks, from the USA.

STAGE 2
For an additional 8 months we transfer HYDE into 200L charred Dark Caribbean Rum casks.

WHY?
The flamed bourbon cask initially adds a sweeter vanilla and caramel flavour, followed by the charred dark Rum cask which add a sweet spicy rum character to the final expression.

WORTH IT
Premium dark Caribbean Rum casks are hard to find and are far more expensive to import all the way from Barbados to Ireland, but in our view they are worth it for the rich fuller character they add to our final HYDE Single Malt whiskey. (Rum casks cost €900 each. Bourbon Casks cost just €80 each!)

RUM CASK FINISH ~
TASTING NOTES

NOSE
The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits from the Caribbean, passion fruit, vanilla and butter toffee.

TASTE
Notes of Sweet rum, vanilla, ginger and lime with back notes of apple mango and orange in the background.

FINISH
Rich and Spicy with a buttery vanilla finish.

SINGLE MALT –
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS

  • A Single Malt PREMIUM Irish Whiskey
  • 100% Product of Ireland
  • 100% Malted Irish Barley whiskey
  • Distilled in a Traditional Copper Pot Still
  • Non-Chill Filtered
  • 46% Vol./Alc.
  • Special Reserve Release
  • Aged over 10 Years
  • Double Matured in Two Different Casks
  • Sherry or Rum Cask Finish
  • Limited Edition (5,000 Bottles)
  • President Douglas Hyde Heritage
  • Matured in Cork, Ireland
  • Wooden Gift Box
  • Real Cork – Bar-Top Closure
  • Smooth, Full, Rich Taste with a Long Finish
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HYDE NO.2  PRESIDENT’S CASK

SINGLE MALT POT STILL WHISKEY
– 10 YEAR OLD –
RUM CASK FINISH

SINGLE GRAIN

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.

BOURBON CASK FINISH ~
TASTING NOTES

NOSE
Cinnamon and Clove with succulent sweet caramel flavours. Complex and spicy with sweet American Bourbon notes.

TASTE
Robust single grain spices with a touch of cracked black pepper give way to a buttery vanilla and charred oak taste.

FINISH
Long and satisfying, ending with a silky combination of oak and barley.

UNIQUE SELLING POINTS

  • 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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HYDE NO.3 ÁRAS CASK

SINGLE GRAIN IRISH WHISKEY
– 6 YEAR OLD –
BOURBON MATURED