It’s the “Frank Sinatra” of Irish Whiskey.
Hibernia Distillers is fairly new, being founded in 2014 by brothers Conor and Alan Hyde in the wee town of Skibbereen, Ireland. But in two short years this small-town maker of traditional single malt and single grain Irish Whiskey is rocking the world with products available in fifteen countries and an early, hard-won reputation for creating amazing, aromatic, award-winning examples of liquid Irish pride.
Hyde No. 3 is a 6 YO Irish Single Grain Whiskey. That means it comes from a single distillery, but not that it is all barley. In this case, it is a mixture of corn and barley. It is also aged in 100% ex-Bourbon casks from Jack Daniels Distillery in Kentucky (Frank Sinatra’s favorite). But they follow VERY traditional Irish Whiskey methodology, including triple distillation in a copper “Coffey Still” and no chill filtration. All of that makes Hyde No. 3 taste like an Premium Irish Bourbon that even ‘ol Blue Eyes himself would love.
Smartass Corner: Hyde No. 3 is a 6 YO Irish Single Grain Whiskey has 1916 on the label in tribute to the Irish Rebellion of that year. All of Hyde’s Whiskies have tie-ins to Ireland’s history.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baking spices and caramel cream
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Brown butter, vanilla, black pepper, and a dash of orange-blossom honey
Long with trailing notes of cereal and wood