The Irish whiskey revolution continues with the launch of Hyde Irish Whiskey by Hibernia Distillers. The new whiskey joins an ever-growing list of new Irish whiskey brands, which includes the likes of Teelings Whiskey and The Irishman. Hyde is a limited edition single-malt Irish whiskey, made from 100 per cent malted Irish barley, aged for ten years and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, named to celebrate Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde. It is also non-chilled filtered and cut with West Cork spring water, and then bottled with a unique number on each bottle.
One of the key markets for Alan Hyde, of Hibernia Distillers, is the United States – where the demand for Irish whiskey is only expanding. He explains, “American consumers have led the way in the global trend towards smaller, independent breweries and distilleries. Globally, consumers are increasingly turning towards premium, niche products that offer something different.”
“Hyde brings to the American market a taste of a very special, rare Irish whiskey that is made on a small scale, with local Irish ingredients and pure West Cork spring water,” he added.