Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Hibernia Distillers Ltd. (Hib)
Bottling serie
No. 3 - The Áras Cask
Stated Age
06 years old
Charred Ex-Bourbon Barrels from Kentucky
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6054L 1039
Added on
07 mar 2016 5:51 pm by Dramned!

Average value

€ 34.23

2 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hyde 06-year-old

11 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 74.54 points.

  1. PragueCollector scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior


  2. Hazar scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Color: Light gold.
    Aroma: Open, bright, sweet-lacquered with fruity notes, sweet pastries and spices. Candied lemon wedges, bun crust with slightly burnt sugar on it, freshly varnished oak, notes of vanilla, zest and lime honey. Above everything, there is a vodka smell, but if you let it breathe, it becomes almost imperceptible and non-irritating. But warming it up again enhances it, but along with it, a honey gingerbread appears and levels off the alcoholism. It's funny.
    Taste: And here grain alcohol can no longer be hidden, although it is retouched with sweetness, zest, ginger and vanilla, but still its attack is strong and straightforward with varnish notes and bitterness. I want to swallow faster.
    Finish: Not long, harsh-peppery from the beginning and sweet-spicy with zest and vanilla after a few seconds. On the exhale, bready-spicy notes, generously coated with varnish. At the end, the remnants of alcohol bitterness, butter crackers, zest and a drop of honey.
    Conclusion: Nothing to say, high-quality grain alcohol. The scent is uncomplicated, but overall pleasant. The taste can no longer boast of even that poor range of aromas, although you cannot call it unpleasant. Perfect for drinking in shots. The finish just sweetens the pill a little. Not for sippers.

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh, green apples, cardboard, caramel
    • Taste
      Vanilla, slightly bourbon sweetness, a little pepper
    • Finish
      Medium long, little wood, charred wood.

  4. 2ndSip scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    typical grain whiskey, better in the nose than in the taste. Uncomplicated EveryDayDram for sipping, you don't need a second bottle.
    • Nose
      80 80
      first sweet-floral with a slight alcohol note; the alcohol evaporates when the whiskey breathes. Then honey and caramel with typical (bourbon) sweetness. Fresh, bright fruits towards the sweet apple. Light spice with cinnamon and clove aromas.
    • Taste
      70 70
      first syrupy sweetness, peppery spice builds up quickly. Malt and barley taste. Slightly oily in the mouth. Wort continues to dominate with an onset oak aroma. Liquorice flavor still comes through strongly. Later there is also a slight hint of vanilla, which becomes more and more pronounced with each sip. - - - After about half a bottle, the vanilla aroma is strong. With air contact, the whiskey changes to this vanilla note.
    • Finish
      60 60
      medium. The malt and barley aromas remain together with oak. Spice gets a little bit bitter out the back, but is still ok. The liquorice flavor is also retained.

  5. Thelch scored this whisky 74 points Member Junior

    Overall impression:
    Tasty, something in between
    • Nose
      Caramel, sweet, slightly fruity
    • Taste
      fruity, mild, tasty
    • Finish
      Short finish

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    I would not call this whisky more like a sweet syrup.

    Almost cardboard in taste on the palate, not that I ever eat cardboard?
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. Kontra scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      67 67

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Superfluous and disgusting, nothing else.
    • Nose
      Right nail polish remover, almost only that, in between what vanilla, very deterrent Esther notes, metal, solvents
    • Taste
      Alcohol, ethereal, cheap leather and furniture polish, shoe polish, hint of rotten berries and vanilla
    • Finish
      Toffee, cough syrup, herbs and bitter substances, plus metallic, short to medium-long

  9. holborndrinker scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Not the best tipple I have ever tried.
    • Nose
      Quite pleasant on the nose with only a slight hint of sharpness.
    • Taste
      Quite a thick taste - unlike most Irish whiskey I have tried. Is the Aras some form of furniture that has been used. Seem to remember a Shakespearean charcaster hiding behind the same.
    • Finish
      Like a cough mixture.

  10. Georges scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  11. Georges scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, caramel, oaky, spicy, toffee
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, oaky, spicy, nougat, chilli
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, oaky, caramel

  12. Dramned! scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    I do not want to do this Hyde wrong - maybe Grain Whiksky's just not me. But of the three hyde whiskeys I have found this most unspectacular here. Neither in the nose nor on the palate very complex and demanding, and also remained in the finish barely memorable surprises. He is easy-going, uncomplicated and undemanding, but for the same price, some blends have much more to offer. In mixed drinks certainly well suited, but for pure enjoyment I just miss too much. As a big fan of the previous two Hydes I really expected more here. It will stay in my whiskey cupboard with two Hydes.
    • Nose
      Egg crème, a little vanilla, blossom honey, fresh hay
    • Taste
      dominant sprittiger alcohol, sweet cream, vanilla, eggnog,
    • Finish
      Alcoholic heat literally creeps down the esophagus, some grassy sweetness and vanilla notes are left hanging

  13. Dramned! scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76


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