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Hyde No.2 Presidents Cask 10 Year Old Rum Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey (700ml)

IRELAND
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 46%
A limited edition released by Hibernia Distillers and named after Douglas Hyde, the first President of Ireland. Based in Skibereen, this is a new Irish venture and like other start-ups, their first release is equivalent to an 'NDP' or Non Distiller Producer bottling. In other words, Hyde have sourced a single malt from another distillery, (Cooley?) and after an initial maturation in bourbon barrels, they've followed it up with a finishing period in first fill x-Rum casks. Hyde expect to release their own whiskey in about 5 years. Bottled at 46% ABV without chill filtration. 5,000 bottles available world wide.

Tasting note: Bright burnished brass. More subdued than the Sherry release with restrained aromas of vanilla slice, creamy soda and later hints of caramel fudge. Light to medium bodied with a semi-sweet profile of vanilla / pepper / cream soda in the opening stages, developing more spice, cinnamon and finally hints of raw sugar at the very last, rounding off like a gold rum. 46% Alc./Vol.