Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hibernia Distillers Ltd. (Hib)
Bottling serie
No. 7 - President's Cask
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Sep 2018 11:39 am by Titan2015

Average value

€ 39.79

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hyde NAS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.96 points

  1. Kraddell scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Pours a mildly darkened gold. Scent is insane ! a thick, vanilla infused imperial stout (USA style) comed to mind. Characterfull barrel, perhaps ? very intense, lovely, unique as f*** . Taste is full, very intense indeed. Drying by the alcohol, very harsh maltyness. Rough raw grains, very outspoken liquid bread. Milder, yet still present , vanilla. Lovely, yet very rough.

  2. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    If I didn't know better from the information then I would guess a PX barrel (because of the Maggi notes). Overall nice and spicy but a little too much Maggi for me ....
    • Nose
      82 82
      Clear Maggi notes, very rich and spicy, sherry.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Lush sherry notes, cooked fruits (apricot), vanilla, substantial, rye notes, spicy, nutty.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The Maggi lingers for a long time, the fruits fade away quite early. Overall a bit inharmonious.

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The most in-depth hyde whisky in the range.
    • Nose
      Very thick sherry! You can safely call this a small sherry bomb. Vanilla, Raisins, Figs, Dried Fruit, Heavy PX
    • Taste
      Here the PX pops in again. Nuts, apricot, malt, sourdough bread. Still quite round and smooth
    • Finish
      All of the above but unfortunately a bit short.

  4. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very atypical Irish with sherry on top, rather out of round
    • Nose
      72 72
      Cellar musty / slightly moldy, perfumed intrusive PX Sherry Sherry sweetness
    • Taste
      77 77
      Light Maggi or Marmite, sherry quite intrusive,
    • Finish
      73 73
      Tart and dry finish, relatively short, sharp

  5. 2ndSip scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wow, a sweet sherry with a rum note and dried red fruits. A typical Oloroso aroma comes through later; I find the 5 year old to be good with a good PLV.
    • Nose
      87 87
      clear sherry note. Some spices. Slight honey notes. Dark red fruits towards dried plums and raisins. Sweetness not so pronounced, some rum sweetness (grapes, in rum), some marzipan. I don't have any floral things in my nose, but over time a sweetie gets through more. Reminds of the Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017, but without smoke. Interesting! Alcohol note is not intrusive. In the background there is a very slightly acidic note, possibly lime acid (lime zest) that occurs very late. There is still some heather hidden there, but it will become less and less over time. I find it relatively complex in the nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      first soft, then a wort builds up, at the same time somewhat velvety and oily-creamy. Something slightly nutty, and sweetness of marzipan. Warming. Rum notes, raisins and plums are dominant, with some milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium length finish. Dry sherry note (Oloroso) with very light spice. Getting dry. The nutty aroma recedes somewhat. Something toasted: toasted Brazil nuts, toasted almonds? Exciting.

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    This whisky starts with quite pleasant nose, although very young but vivid and with beautifully integrated sherriness. Even notable fusel oil aromas play very well with other nose components. However, the palate is a complete disappointment: it’s unbalanced, bitter and very spirituous. The finish is also rather unpleasant. So I wouldn’t buy this whisky even for the half of its price.
    • Nose
      Very young with notable sherry notes - sultanas and dried apricots, strong maltiness, grassy notes, stewed vegetables, earth and dust on the background
    • Taste
      Medium-sweet, spirituous, solvent, strong bitterness, malty, woody with strong tannins, porridge note
    • Finish
      Dry, medium-long, bitter, somewhat nutty, malty


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