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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Hyde 1916

Hyde 1916

A single grain whiskey from independent bottlers Hibernia Distillers.
Matured for over 6 years in flame charred, first fill, ex-bourbon casks from
Kentucky in the USA. Bottled at 46% ABV with an RRP of €47.99.

Greg Dillon Notes

Nose:

Fresh, maybe even smoky – no, more like the smell of the smoke from when a match is extinguished followed
by vanilla notes, hints of strawberries and cream, with subtle hints of toasted oak. Lovely.
 

Palate:

Soft, buttery, creamy with a flavoursome spicy wrap. The
raft of flavours from the nose follow through and develop to a slightly more intense experience. Great stuff.
 

Finish:

Smooth, short, efficient; does just enough to tell you to get that cork out of the bottle and pour another wee
one, or two.

 

Overall:

A superb single grain, so much flavour, clearly a sign
of great casks and some blending wizardry here; thoroughly enjoyed this whiskey, and am impressed that the young single grain character can deliver such a wonderful bottle of whiskey. 

 

Michael Foggarty Notes

Nose:

Quite light but with hints of toffee and vanilla.
 

Palate:

Very sweet, lots of butterscotch, slightly sticky, very
much reminds me of all the Scottish tablet I used to eat as a youngster.
 

Finish:

Dry, but the sweetness hangs around for a second or two.
 

Overall:

It’s a nice whiskey, but it doesn’t deliver in its price point.

 

Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Greg Dillon

Greg Dillon

Greg is a brand consultant in the whiskey industry helping to create, build and fix brands. He also authors the award-winning greatdrams.com website, he also has a book on whiskey coming out in the Autumn.

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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Michael Foggarty

Micheal Foggarty

Michael is co-owner of L Mulligan Whiskey Shop and L Mulligan Grocer. He has over 20 years involvement in the whiskey industry. He founded the Irish Whiskey Society in 2009 and in 2014 became the first person in Ireland to be awarded World Whisky Ambassador of the Year at the World Whisky Awards.

You can find him on:
• Twitter @whiskeyireland

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