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Second major award for West Cork whiskey

June 1st, 2016 5:25 PM

By Southern Star Team

Hyde Irish Whiskey has won yet another award

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WEST Cork’s Hyde Irish Whiskey has won its second major award in recent months.

The whiskey has just claimed a bronze medal for its 10-year-old single malt at the highly respected International Whisky Competition (IWC) in Chicago. 

More than 150 Irish whiskies were represented at the event which attracts entrants from all over the world. 

The whiskey maker recently picked up double gold medals and was recognised as Best Irish Single Malt at the San Francisco World Sprits Competition. 

Conor Hyde of Skibbereen-based Hibernia Distillers explained the background to Hyde Irish Whiskey, a family business run with his brother Alan: ‘This has been a fantastic year for Hyde Irish Whiskey,’ he said. ‘We are absolutely delighted to be recognised at two of the world’s biggest and most respected whiskey competitions. 

‘We put a lot of time into developing our three unique Irish whiskies, each of which has a very distinct character, thanks to the careful managed ageing process, the idyllic Cork climate, perfect for maturing whiskey, and the specially imported casks we have chosen,’ he continued.

Hyde No 1 is a 10-year-old, classic Irish single malt, finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks, matured in West Cork. The temperate climate in the region ideal for the task, according to Conor, who said his family’s business was built upon a long heritage.

The whiskey has just claimed a bronze medal for its 10-year-old single malt at the highly respected International Whisky Competition (IWC) in Chicago. 

More than 150 Irish whiskies were represented at the event which attracts entrants from all over the world. 

The whiskey maker recently picked up double gold medals and was recognised as Best Irish Single Malt at the San Francisco World Sprits Competition. 

Conor Hyde of Skibbereen-based Hibernia Distillers explained the background to Hyde Irish Whiskey, a family business run with his brother Alan: ‘This has been a fantastic year for Hyde Irish Whiskey,’ he said. ‘We are absolutely delighted to be recognised at two of the world’s biggest and most respected whiskey competitions. 

‘We put a lot of time into developing our three unique Irish whiskies, each of which has a very distinct character, thanks to the careful managed ageing process, the idyllic Cork climate, perfect for maturing whiskey, and the specially imported casks we have chosen,’ he continued.

Hyde No 1 is a 10-year-old, classic Irish single malt, finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks, matured in West Cork. The temperate climate in the region ideal for the task, according to Conor, who said his family’s business was built upon a long heritage.

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