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Hyde No. 3 The Áras Cask 6 year old, 46%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

If you were expecting a young, grainy aroma, you would be much mistaken. Multi-layered nose of fudge, vanilla, pecan cookies, soda bread, and Ice Breakers mints. Ethereal and soft array of creamy vanilla, pear, fruity hard candy, and greengage, before a groundswell of pepper, star anise, and clove. Evolving juicier, tropical fruit notes risk being swamped in spice. The dough, gingersnaps, and hot finish remind us it's grain. Hyde? Go seek. (5,000 bottles)