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Hyde Irish Whiskey 10 Years Old Rum Cask Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Hyde Irish Whiskey 10 Years Old Rum Cask Finish

Brand
Hyde Irish Whiskey
Expression
10 Years Old Rum Cask Finish
Type
Irish Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
2006
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Now what is this? It smells like oil and petrol – just like Riesling! Quite herbal and youthful with tart lime, apple and pear notes. Unusual nose.
Palate
Full and oily with sweet, lightly oxidised apple, pear and white fruit liberally coated in honey and infused with petrol. It tastes like a late harvested Alsatian Riesling. Amazingly well balanced and fresh.
Finish
A little short with lingering herbs, oat cakes and petrol.
Comment
I don't think I've tasted a whisky quite like it. Has it been finished in an ex-Riesling cask half full of wine? By the way, I love Riesling!

Joel Harrison

80
Nose
Approaching a cask, the first aroma you'll get is from the bung cloth, and the same is true here. This is followed by earthen floor and slate. Some ginger snaps.
Palate
Delicate notes of the ginger snaps from the palate, filled with brandy butter and dusted with icing sugar. A little bitter in places, some over-ripe banana and brown pear.
Finish
Lots of oak. Very robust.
Comment
This is more like a Scotch than an Irish whiskey. A boxer in ballet shoes.
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