Hyde no.7 1893 Bodega Sherry Single Malt
Limited to 5,000 bottles, this triple distilled single malt has been aged for six years exclusively in ex-Oloroso Hogshead casks from Cadiz in South West Spain. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and priced around €59.
Omar Fitzell Notes
Heavy sherry finish on this. Dark chocolate and honey with an orange citrus.
Creamy mouthfeel that is filled with almonds and hazelnuts. Honey sweetness and just a touch of malt.
Medium finish that continues the nutty trend with some sultanas towards the end.
I got this a few months back and after opening it I wasn’t blown away to be honest. But like a lot of sherry whiskeys I’ve tried, I decided to give it a few weeks to oxidize before trying it again. And man did that make a difference. The sherry almost takes over the whiskey character, but it is an enjoyable dram if you’re into a heavy sherry finish.
Al Higgins notes
A clean modern sherry nose (fruity and crisp with notes of new oak and honeycomb crisp). Some signs of youth with touches of agave/tequila, tropical fruits and red apples.
Light and crisp with some nuttiness and peppery spice. Comes across as just a little disjointed with the oak and youthfulness taking centre stage. This seems like a whiskey that has gone into a delicately seasoned sherry cask. Either that or the spirit is very youthful, and the sherry cask didn’t have much of a chance to become fully integrated with the spirit.
Now the sherry character really comes through! Brine, sea spray and salted nuts on the finish.
Rescued on the finish. I enjoyed the sea spray and salt touches which give this whiskey a nice savoury touch.
Omar has been lurking in the background of the Irish Whiskey Industry since 2010 when he started his journey through tasting, enjoying and collecting whiskey. In January 2018 he launched the online blog “That’s Dram Good” which, in those few short months, has become one of the most popular whiskey blogs in Ireland.
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