Hyde voted best single malt Irish whiskey in the world

Hyde voted best single malt Irish whiskey in the world

HYDE Single Malt Irish Whiskey swept the boards at the very prestigious San Francisco World Sprits Competition, being named Best Single Malt Irish whiskey in the world 2016 and winning the top Double-Gold Medal for outstanding taste 2016. Since its launch in 2000, the San Francisco World spirits Competition has become unofficially known as the Whiskey Oscars, as the most prestigious and influential spirits competition in the world. It is judged by a very highly respected panel of 39 judges drawn from all parts of the worldwide spirit industry, including; Anthony Dias Blue, Lifestyle Writer, Editor, and Publisher Tony Abou-Ganim, Master Mixologist Charles Joly, named Diageo’s ‘Best Bartender in the World’ David Wondrich, Spirits Writer Charlotte Voisey, Director of Brand Advocacy for Wm. Grant and Sons Dale DeGroff, Master Mixologist The 2016 competition featured more than 1,850 entrants representing the crème de le crème of the global spirits industry. There were over 200 Irish whiskey products entered. Conor Hyde of Hibernia Distillers explains the background to Hyde Irish Whiskey, a family business run with his brother Alan: “We are very proud of our Cork roots and absolutely delighted be honoured by the Mayor of County Cork, Councillor John Paul O’Shea.  We are still catching our breath, having been awarded not just the coveted ‘Best Single Malt Irish Whiskey in the World 2016’ but also with the very prestigious ‘Double Gold’ medal award for 2016 which is only granted to spirits that receive top marks from all of the judges.  Hyde No. 1 is a very special, 10-year-old, pure single malt Irish whiskey, finished in a carefully selected Spanish Oloroso Sherry cask that gives it a subtle yet...