Review #950 – Hyde 1916 Ex-Bourbon Matured Irish Whiskey

Review #950 | World Whisky Review #37 – Hyde 1916 Ex-Bourbon Irish Whiskey

The Schtick: This is a single grain whiskey that is 6 years old and matured in an ex-bourbon cask.

“The years on each of the HYDE expressions are significant dates in Irish history that are directly associated with President Douglas Hyde:

  • 1860: Douglas Hyde’s birth year
  • 1916: The start of the Irish Rebellion
  • 1922: The Establishment of the Irish Free State
  • 1938: Douglas Hyde was inaugurated as President of Ireland

HYDE Single Malt Irish whiskey is made from 100% malted barley grain from one distillery source in Ireland. It is double distilled in a traditional Copper Pot Still to our very strict HYDE specifications.

HYDE Single Grain Irish whiskey is made from Corn grain on a continuous three Colum copper still. It is triple distilled, non-blended, pure grain whiskey from one distillery source.”

This timeline and information is from Hyde’s website.

Distiller: Undisclosed Irish Distillery

Bottler: Hyde

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Really rich toffee, bright and floral. Tons of mango, orange, lemon, plum and sweet lime zest. Really surprising. Sweet butter cream. Light baked bread.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. No real heat. The fruitiness continues. Really interesting. Lots of passion fruits, raspberry, vanilla and some tobacco. Vanilla icing, confectioners sugar, almost candy like.

Finish: Short to medium in length. Really sweet again, loads of fruit and citrus. Not what I expected at all. Really surprising.

Overall: I like this, but it’s super sweet and the floral and fruit notes are very powerful.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5



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