Produced by a family of independent ‘bonders’ of Irish Whiskey who have 380 years of family drinks history and knowledge.
Currently run by brothers Conor and Alan Hyde, the family hand-selects only the very finest Irish whiskeys made by the best distilleries, which are then in turn ‘finished’ in a variety of vintage oak casks.
Not just any oak casks, Conor travels around the world sourcing unique barrels for aging including toasted Oloroso Sherry Hogshead casks from Spain; dark rum from Barbados, bourbon barrels from Kentucky and ex-Burgundy vintage Pinot Noir casks from the Cote’d’Or vineyards near Dijon, France.
These give each variation of HYDE Whiskey its distinct character profile. The Hyde family is also passionate about bonding and purveying smooth Irish whiskey to their extremely strict HYDE quality standards.
In order to be called an’Irish Whiskey’, it must be distilled and matured on the island of Ireland in wooden barrels for three years, with a minimum of 40% ABV.
At HYDE they go a step further, with every whiskey at least 46% ABV for a fuller, richer flavour experience with a long, smooth finish. What’s more, they use non-chill filtered to add complexity to their profile as well.
The full ten-strong collection of HYDE Irish Whiskeys is now available in the UK from Master of Malt, RRP from £39.95.