Hyde 10 Year Old
Hyde 10 Year Old No. 1 Presidents Cask 46% Vol, ( Non Chill Filtered ) is limited edition (5000 bottles) single malt Irish whiskey, released by Hibernia Distillers. This expression takes its name from Douglas Hyde, who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. The whiskey was initially matured in bourbon barrels before enjoying a finishing period in first fill Oloroso Sherry casks.
Tasting Notes: By Tasos Protopapas
Nose: The Oloroso Sherry cask finishing, acts catalytic. Cinnamon allusions, freshly homemade fruitcake and peach flavors joined nicely, with sweet fusions of raisins, honey and citrus. The addition of water reveals banana, vanilla and Swiss chocolate zest.
Palate: Oh! A very palatable dram. Rich taste which combines , dry apricots, raspberry jam, cherries, and strawberry sirup leaving a woody and nutty flavor at the end.
Finish: Long lasting dram, with delicate sweet honey notes and faint cinnamon spice.
Hyde 10 Years Old is an "alternative" and delicious dram where the sweet aromas are dominant from Nose to Finish. The addition of water will result in a nice transformation of the aromas but it will weaken the taste and mouthfeel.