6 year old Irish single grain whiskey from the Hibernia Distillers Hyde range. This particular expression, No.5 Áras Cask, was finished in casks which previoulsy held Burgundy wine, imparting a distinct sweetness to the whiskey.
Spiced with notes of Red berry fruit, Vanilla and toasted oak
A creamy nutty palate entry with notes of sweet custard, apple peel red berries and orange blossom honey. Pinewood – in fact , there’s some very interesting oak influences.
A nice long satisfying finish of plum, jam and spice ending with a silky combination of oak and barley
with the drying spiciness of the burgundy cask playing its role.Drying, with a wisp of smoke.
Comments: Wonderful to nose – the aromas are complex and appealing. It’s light in body; typically grainy – perhaps even typically Irish? – with the cask finish obviously imparting some interest around the edges.