Hyde No. 5 is a 6yo triple-distilled, single grain Irish whiskey matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished for 6 months in toasted burgundy red wine casks. As is common nowadays for several Irish whisky brands, Hyde do not have their own distillery, but source their whisky from other Irish producers (in this case, Cooley). Only 5,000 bottles produced, bottled in May 2017. Nonchillfiltered and bottled at 46%.
Nose: Spiced with notes of red berry fruit, vanilla, and toasted oak.
Palate: A creamy nutty palette entry with notes of sweet custard, apple peel, red berries and orange blossom honey.
Finish: A nice long satisfying finish of plum, jam and spice ending with a silky combination of oak and barley.